FRENCHMAN, CA

Frenchman Campground sits along the shores of its namesake, which boasts 21 miles of shoreline. The campground is situated at the southeastern peninsula of the lake, and while the terrain may be steep and rugged, the campsites are widely spaced and offer ample privacy.As part of California...
Status: Open through Sat Oct 04 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • Electric hookups are not available
  • Additional fees apply for pets on a per-day basis
  • Additional fees apply for extra vehicles and use of the boat ramp
  • Click here to learn more about the Plumas National Forest
  • A variety of wildlife live in this area, including black bears. Before making a reservation, become aware of bear safety.
  • Please go to the following link for more information: http://www.centerforwildlifeinformation.org/BeBearAware/Hiking_and_Camping/hiking_and_camping.html
    • Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.
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    Nonspecific+ MANAGEMENT 6 35 Back-In
    Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
    Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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    FREN STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 35 Back-In
    Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
    Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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    FREN STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 45 Back-In
    Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
    Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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    FREN STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 40 Back-In
    Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
    Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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    FREN STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 35 Back-In
    Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
    Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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    FREN STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 35 Back-In
    Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
    Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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    FREN STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 55 Back-In
    Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
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    FREN STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 25 Back-In
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    FREN STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 20 Back-In
    Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
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    FREN STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 100 Back-In
    Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
    Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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    FREN STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 30
    Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
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    FREN STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 40 Back-In
    Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
    Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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    FREN STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 40 Back-In
    Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
    Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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    Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
    +When you reserve one of these sites, it will not be a site specific reservation. You will be assigned a site when you arrive at the campground.
    ** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
    *** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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    Overview

    Overview

    Frenchman Campground sits along the shores of its namesake, which boasts 21 miles of shoreline. The campground is situated at the southeastern peninsula of the lake, and while the terrain may be steep and rugged, the campsites are widely spaced and offer ample privacy.

    Natural Features:

    As part of California's Plumas National Forest, the campground is located in northern California, between the rugged Sierra Nevada and the fringes of the Cascade ranges. The forest is home to hundreds of high alpine lakes and thousands of miles of clear-running streams.

    Pine trees provide moderate to good shade in most sites. At a 5,800-foot elevation, a variety of wildlife make its home in the area.

    Recreation:

    During the summer the campground offers a variety of outdoor experiences including hiking, biking, picnicking and hunting. Winter activities range from snowmobiling to ice fishing and cross-country skiing.

    The nearby lake provides ample opportunities for swimming, boating, water skiing and jet skiing. Fishing is also popular among visitors. Free fishing days are sponsored twice every year, in April and September. An accessible fishing trail is also located within the campground.

    Facilities:

    The campground offers multiple single-family campsites for tent and RV camping. Some sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Each site is equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills. Vault toilets and drinking water are also provided.

    Booking Window
    Sat Sep 06 2014 - Mon Mar 02 2015

    Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

    Season Dates

    Season Schedule

    Park Season Start End
    Walk In Wed Sep 03 2014 Sat Oct 04 2014
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • Accessible Sites
    • Drinking Water
    • Firewood
    • Picnic Area
    • Trash Collection
    Within 10 Miles
    • Boat Ramp
    • Boating
    • Cross Country Skiing
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Hunting
    • Jet Skiing
    • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
    • Swimming
    • Water Skiing
    Fees and Cancellation Policies

    Fees and Cancellation

    Fee Information
    Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

    Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
    Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

    Changes and Cancellations
    A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


    Facility Rates*
    Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
    Walk In Season
    Sep 03 2014 -
    Oct 04 2014
    STANDARD NONELECTRIC $22.00
    MANAGEMENT N/A

    *Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
    **Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
    Getting There
    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    39.89972, -120.18667
    39°53'59"N, 120°11'12"W

    From Reno, Nevada, travel north on Highway 395. Merge onto Highway 70 west and travel 5 miles to Chilcoot. Turn north on Highway 284 and continue 8 miles to Frenchman Lake, turn right, cross the dam, and travel a mile to the campground.
    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    FRENCHMAN
    THOUSAND TRAILS MGMT PO BOX 10
    CHILCOOT  CA  96105

    Phone Number:

    Project Office: (530)258-7606