GRIZZLY, CA

Grizzly Campground is one of three family-friendly campgrounds located in the Lake Davis Recreation Area, which offers a wide variety of outdoor experiences year-round. It is in a beautifully forested area of the Plumas National Forest in northeastern California.Lake Davis covers ...
Status: Open through Tue Oct 14 2014   Season Dates

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  • Some sites are available on a first-come, first serve basis
  • Bears frequent the area; practice safe food storage techniques
  • Frequent strong winds can cause the lake to become very hazardous for small craft
  • Water skiing and jet skiing are not permitted on the lake
  • Additional fees will be collected for extra vehicles
  • Click here for more information on the Plumas National Forest
  • 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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AREA GRIZZLY STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 36 Back-In
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AREA GRIZZLY STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 45 Back-In
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AREA GRIZZLY STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 44 Back-In
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AREA GRIZZLY STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 32 Back-In
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AREA GRIZZLY STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 45 Back-In
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AREA GRIZZLY STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 38 Back-In
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AREA GRIZZLY STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 40 Back-In
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AREA GRIZZLY STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 40 Back-In
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AREA GRIZZLY STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 44 Back-In
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AREA GRIZZLY STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 40 Back-In
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AREA GRIZZLY STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 50 Back-In
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AREA GRIZZLY STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 30 Back-In
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AREA GRIZZLY STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 34 Back-In
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AREA GRIZZLY STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 48 Back-In
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AREA GRIZZLY STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 58 Back-In
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AREA GRIZZLY STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 45 Back-In
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Nonspecific+ MANAGEMENT 6 45 Back-In
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AREA GRIZZLY STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 Accessible 35 Back-In
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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

Grizzly Campground is one of three family-friendly campgrounds located in the Lake Davis Recreation Area, which offers a wide variety of outdoor experiences year-round. It is in a beautifully forested area of the Plumas National Forest in northeastern California.

Natural Features:

Lake Davis covers 4,000 acres and was created in 1967 for recreational opportunities, as well as to rejuvenate fish populations in nearby rivers and supply water to the town of Portola. The lake offers 32 miles of shoreline and is surrounded by tall pine trees. The campground is on the eastern shore and just a few campsites have lake views.

The trees provide ample shade for the campground, however privacy is limited by a lack of understory. The campground is situated at an elevation of 5,800 feet.

Smith Peak State Game Refuge borders the lake to the east and south, creating prime habitat for a variety of wildlife and birds.

Recreation:

In addition to camping, the area offers a wide variety of popular water-related activities, including fishing, boating and swimming. Numerous fishing access points are located around the perimeter of the lake and anglers will find rainbow and brown trout, bass and catfish. A boat ramp is available a half-mile north of the campground.

Mountain biking, hiking, hunting and wildlife viewing are also available in the area. During winter months, visitors enjoy ice fishing, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing.

Facilities:

The campground offers dozens of single-family sites, two of which are accessible, for tent and RV camping. A large portion of the campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Utility hookups are not provided.

Each site is equipped with a table and campfire ring with grill, and can accommodate up to two vehicles. Accessible flush toilets and drinking water are provided. Coin-operated showers and a pay phone are available half a mile away at Grasshopper Flat Campground.

Nearby Attractions:

The closest town is Portola, California, which is about 9 miles from the campground. It is home to one of the largest railroad museums in the western United States.

Booking Window
Mon Oct 06 2014 - Thu Apr 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 Tue Sep 02 2014 Tue Oct 14 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Sites
  • Campfire Rings
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Drinking Water
  • Grills
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Picnic Area
  • RV sites
  • Snowmobile Trails
  • Tent Pads
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Coin Showers
  • Fishing
  • Ice Fishing
  • Lake Access
  • Pay Phone
  • Swimming
Within 10 Miles
  • General Store
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Museum
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
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 02 2014 -
Oct 14 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):
39.88722, -120.4725
39°53'14"N, 120°28'21"W

From Reno, travel north on Highway 395 to Highway 70 and turn west to Portola. From Portola, take County Road 126 north for 7 miles, then County Road 112 to the east side of Lake Davis. Continue approximately 1 mile to the campground, which is on the left.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

GRIZZLY
CA 96122
Portola,  CA  PO Box 626

Phone Number:

Project Office: (530)832-1076