Just head a few miles from Reno, Nevada, and you may find your way to the Frenchman Reservoir in the Plumas National Forest of Northern California. The campground is on the southern peninsula of the reservoir. The terrain is described as steep and rugged but the campsites are level.
There are 38 sites for tent or trailer camping. There is no electricity here. The rustic amenities do include drinking water, firewood, picnic area, and trash collection. You will also find a table and campfire ring at your site. Reservations are available until Labor Day. Off-season camping is on a first come basis.
There are many activities for campers in this beautiful park. Of course, there is fishing in the reservoir or splashing good fun such as water skiing, jet skiing, swimming, and boating. Summer activities include land-based options for hiking, biking, and hunting. The winter outdoors-person may want to visit the area to engage in cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, or ice fishing. Camping in the winter is not always possible due to heavy snow. Visitors may need to obtain permits, depending on the intended activities. Amenities for recreation are within ten miles of the campground.
Pets are welcome to this campground. Keep in mind, there are pet fees for bringing animals into the park. Always keep your dog on a leash when in the campground area. Do not leave your pet unattended or tether your pet at your site. Be a good camper and clean up after your dog, properly discarding of their waste.
With the rugged terrain and the nearby water, it is important to consider safety for your dog as you plan your activities. Rugged terrain can be hard on their tender paws. You may want to use a doggie life jacket if you decide to take your dog on a boat. As it is a national forest, there will be wildlife that you may encounter. Respect the creatures who have their home in this environment and your pet by not letting your dog disturb the wildlife.