Spring Creek Campground is a pawesome place for you and your pup to stay during your Plumas National Forest getaway! Like most national forest campgrounds in the area, Spring Creek is a little no-frills. If you’re looking for electricity, showers, or RV hookups, you’re fresh out of luck.
However, if you’re willing to sacrifice a few of your creature comforts, you can reap the benefits of Spring Creek’s fabulous location. The campground sits five hundred feet from the shore of the gorgeous Frenchman’s Lake. Not only that, but Spring Creek is shaded by mature pines, and at an elevation of nearly six thousand feet, you and your fur-ball should have no trouble staying cool even in the height of summer. You'll also get amazing views of the Cascades. Magnifique! The campground is understandably paw-pular with visitors to the area, so it’s best to book early, particularly if you and your doggo will need to stay at one of Spring Creek’s two accessible sites. There's no fee to enter the recreation area, and sites start at $25.
Spring Creek is a fur-tastic base camp for anglers. Not only is Frenchman’s Lake a great spot to cast your line, but the clear waters of the Feather River are close by. You can cook your catch at one of the grills provided with each campsite (and if fish isn’t your thing, you can break out the burgers or veggie kebabs instead). You and your pooch can also have a whale of a time splashing about in the lake! Hound-dog hikers needn’t feel left out, either -- there are some trails to sniff and explore in nearby Frenchman Lake Recreation Area. Most of them aren’t well marked, though -- you’re best off looking up a map of the utility dirt roads that run through the park and going from there.
Wifi isn’t available at Spring Creek, and cellular coverage varies from network to network. Contact your provider before you go if you’ll need to stay available by phone. Fires are permitted, but regulations can change with the weather. You’ll also find drinking water available on-site. Remember to bring waste bags for your buddy, and have a grrr-eat time!