HUTCHINS, CA

Hutchins Campground is within walking distance of beautiful Bucks Lake, which boasts clear water and sandy beaches, surrounded by the Plumas National Forest. It is a popular recreation destination for visitors driving through the Feather River Canyon or coming from the Reno area. ...
Status: Open through Tue Sep 02 2014   Season Dates

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  • No OHV use is permitted in the campground
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HUTC GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC 25 27 Back-In
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Overview

Overview

Hutchins Campground is within walking distance of beautiful Bucks Lake, which boasts clear water and sandy beaches, surrounded by the Plumas National Forest. It is a popular recreation destination for visitors driving through the Feather River Canyon or coming from the Reno area.

Bucks Lake wilderness area is home to numerous mountain creeks and meadows, with great loop trails, providing ample opportunity to enjoy the outdoors.

Natural Features:

At a 5,000-foot elevation, Hutchins campground is settled in a mix of pine trees that provide the area with sufficient shade. Various birds and wildlife, including osprey and bald eagles, make their home in, and migrate through the region.

Recreation:

Boating, swimming and fishing are popular activities enjoyed by visitors during spring, summer and fall months. Anglers can enjoy a variety of fishing opportunities, including plentiful salmon and trout. Winter season offers various skiing and snow activities, especially snowmobiling.

Hiking is also available, with the Pacific Crest Trailhead and others very close to the campground. Trailheads with parking are within 3 miles of the campground and a foot trail for day walks and fishing follows the perimeter of the lake shore.

Facilities:

The campground offers three large group campsites for tent and RV camping. Each site has a limit of eight vehicles and 24 people.

Multiple tables and campfire rings with grills are provided, as well as vault toilets and drinking water. A campground host is available on-site to answer questions and provide additional information.

There are several boat ramps available around the perimeter of the 1,820-acre lake, including the closest one to Hutchins, at Sandy Point. A convenience store with gas, phone and propane is located within five miles of the campground.

Nearby Attractions:

The campground is located within walking distance of Bucks Lake. Bucks Lake Wilderness borders the lake and the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail System traverses the surrounding area. A wilderness permit is not required; however, it is advised that hikers and backpackers leave an itinerary at the trailhead or with campground host.

Booking Window
Fri Sep 05 2014 - Tue Sep 01 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Sun Jun 01 2014 Tue Sep 02 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Campsites
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Skiing
  • Tables
  • Trailheads
  • Vault Toilets
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Fuel Available
  • General Store
  • Propane
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming
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
Peak Season
Jun 01 2014 -
Sep 02 2014
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $70.00-$75.00

*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):
39.88306, -121.19917
39°52'59"N, 121°11'57"W

Bucks Lake is 10 miles west of Quincy on the Oro-Quincy Highway (Highway 162). From Oroville, travel east on Highway 162 for approximately 45 miles to Bucks Lake Dam Road. Turn left and continue 3 miles to the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

HUTCHINS
PLUMAS
  CA 

Phone Number:

Information:  (530)283-0555