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The Best Camping in Plumas County

Looking for the best camping in Plumas County? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Plumas County. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top camping spots in and near Plumas County

  • Graeagle, California

    Smith Lake and Pacific Crest Loop

    14.83 mi / 3117 ft gain
    Smith Lake and Pacific Crest Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Blairsden Graeagle, California.
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  • Plumas County, California

    Lake Basin Trail to Long Lake to Round Lake Trail Loop

    7.76 mi / 1348 ft gain
    Lake Basin Trail to Long Lake to Round Lake Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Blairsden Graeagle, California.
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  • Belden, California

    PCT: CA Section N - Belden to Burney Falls State park

    129.46 mi / 16906 ft gain
    PCT: CA Section N - Belden to Burney Falls State park is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Greenville, California.
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  • Calpine, California

    Camp at Salmon Creek Campground

    Salmon Creek Campground is a quiet campground in the Northern Sierra Buttes. Since it is right up the road from Sardine Lakes it seems to get overlooked a bit. We were able to reserve three campsites the same week of our trip. There were 11 to choose from! The campground is just passed the turn f...
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  • Sierra City, California

    Sierra Buttes and Sardine Lakes

    4.8
    6.19 mi / 3333 ft gain
    The Sierra Buttes are one of the most scenic mountain features in all of the Sierra Nevadas. Nestled below the buttes are Upper and Lower Sardine lakes which both offer amazing fishing. Sardine Lake Resort lies at the base of the mountains and offers boat rentals, dining and cabin rentals. Just m...
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  • Sierra City, California

    Volcano Lake & Mountain Mine Trail

    5.76 mi / 1434 ft gain
    Volcano Lake & Mountain Mine Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Sierra City, California.
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  • Sierra City, California

    Camp at Sardine Lake Campground

    5.0
    This campground is first come first serve and is located near Lower Sardine Lake.  There are a couple bathrooms located around the loop. Most campsites have trees, perfect for hammocking and shade. The campsite has great views of the mountains. There are a couple hiking trails nearby. Lower Sard...
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  • Susanville, California

    Camp at ​Cheney Creek Primitive Campsite

    3 mi
    Cheney Creek has a bulletin board and toilet but no developed campsites. There is a primitive hike in or bike in campsite at Cheney Creek along the Bizz Johnson Trail, which is beside the Susan River. The primitive self contained camping site is 1.5 miles east of the Devil's Corral Trailhead on t...
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  • Calpine, California

    Camp at the Calpine Fire Lookout

    5.0
    I think all explorers agree there is nothing more serene than being surrounded by nothing but wilderness. If you are one of these said explorers, a trip to Calpine's fire lookout is a must.Calpine is a forest fire lookout tower that was constructed in 1934 and is one of 3 remaining examples of th...
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  • Susanville, California

    Bizz Johnson Trail

    25.41 mi / 1516 ft gain
    Bizz Johnson Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Susanville, California.
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  • Sierra City, California

    PCT: CA Section M - Highway 49 to Belden

    87.09 mi / 15883 ft gain
    PCT: CA Section M - Highway 49 to Belden is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Sierra City, California.
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  • Sierra City, California

    Haypress Creek Trail

    2.95 mi / 682 ft gain
    Haypress Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Alleghany, California.
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  • Alleghany, California

    Halls Ranch to Fiddle Creek Ridge Trail

    13.23 mi / 3448 ft gain
    Halls Ranch to Fiddle Creek Ridge Trail is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Camptonville, California.
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  • Plumas County, California

    Camp at Last Chance Creek Campground on Lake Almanor

    This PG&E campsite is located on the northern most inlet of Lake Almanor and is slightly more remote than the other sites around Lake Almanor. The campground offers spectacular views and easy access to great fishing. To get there, head east out of the town of Chester on Highway 36. After cros...
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  • Susanville, California

    Eagle Lake Recreation Trail

    4.63 mi / 289 ft gain
    Eagle Lake Recreation Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Susanville, California.
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  • Nevada City, California

    Grouse Ridge Trail

    10.75 mi / 1798 ft gain
    Grouse Ridge Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Soda Springs, California.
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