If you're looking for an outdoor camping adventure with access to horseback riding, hiking, and biking, then Running Deer Campground in Northern California is perfect for you! The campground is situated on the shores of the Little Grass Valley Reservoir in the Northern Sierra Nevada Mountains, giving guests unlimited access to swimming, boating, and fishing in the waters.
The lake is over 1,600 acres in size with a boat ramp conveniently found right inside the campground. Fishing is popular in the lake as it has a variety of species including trout and salmon. Hiking around the lake on the 14.5-mile Lakeshore trail is the perfect way to get outdoors and enjoy the wilderness with your pooch.
Dogs are permitted on the campground as long as they remain on a leash at all times and are cleaned up after. Remember to bring poop bags and a water bowl from home, and to always keep your pup hydrated!
There are a total of 40 sites available for campers to select from, including prime sites situated right on the water. These prime sites are frequently reserved well in advance as they provide campers with breathtaking views of the lake from their own tent. Site prices are $23 dollars a day for a regular site to $25 a day for prime sites.
Both RVs and Tents are welcome to enjoy the campground. All campsites come with a picnic table, fire ring with grill, and a paved area for parking. Sites do not have water or electric hookups available, but flush toilets and drinking water are accessible for all campers. Bears often frequent the area so campers are asked to use precautions when storing food and garbage to avoid unwanted contact. If you're found feeding the bears, you can be fined.
Running Deer Campground's scenic and secluded location on the Little Grass Reservoir makes it the ideal getaway for campers, so be sure to check it out!