Some might balk at the idea of staying at a campground named after an apex predator, but bear with us -- Grizzly Campground is a furrific spot for a Fido-friendly getaway in California’s beautiful Plumas National Forest! Perched right on the shores of serene Lake Davis, the campsite certainly doesn’t "lake" for scenery. It’s also surrounded by tall, coniferous trees, so you and your buddy are guaranteed some shade from the summer sun.
Grizzly doesn’t have any electricity, water hookups, or shower stations, but if you’re dying to get clean, you can use the coin-operated showers a half-mile away at Grasshopper Campground. The campground has 56 sites, half of which are operated on a first-come, first-served basis, but its still best to book early in peak season, particularly if you’ll need to stay at one of the two accessible sites. And while the area is home to a population of black bears, grizzlies have never been spotted (you’ll still need to take precautions, though).
Grizzly is close by to a wide variety of opp-paw-tunities for adventure! Lake Davis itself is something of a hotspot for anglers, so if casting a line is your idea of a good time, you’re in luck. Lake Davis is a lovely place for a swimming, but your doggo will need to stay on dry land. Never mind, though -- there are plenty of nearby hiking trails to sniff and explore. The seven-mile Lake Davis Trail is flat and ideal for a sedate stroll, while fitter four-pawed pals in search of a challenge will find one a little fur-ther afield in the Buck’s Lake Wilderness.
Cellular service at Grizzly Campground varies from network to network, so it’s best to check with your provider before you go if you need to stay in constant contact. Campfires are permitted, but only within designated rings, and fire regulations can change with the weather. Drinking water is available on-site, so fill up those bottles before you head out for the day! Remember to bring waste bags to clean up after your pupper, and have a pawesome trip!