Visit Plumas-Eureka State Park with your dog and you'll want to shout "Eureka!" The Plumas-Eureka State Park is filled with history and lovely sights. The park's history includes native people, the Maidu, who once lived there and gold mining in the mid-1800s. While there are many trails at this park, your pup is only allowed at the campgrounds and on one trail, the Grass Lake Trail.
The Grass Lake Trail is approximately four miles and will take you to the picturesque Grass Lake. This trail has a steady incline, so be sure to wear comfortable and sturdy shoes. It also will take you to the Pacific Crest Trail. When you're on this trail or any trail, make sure you carry enough water for both you and your furry friend and also bring some plastic bags to pick up after your dog.
Even though the trails your dog can explore are limited, Fluffy can definitely experience the campgrounds with you and your friends. There are over 60 campsites to stay at, and there is access to running water, bathrooms, and showers. You can show up on a whim, but it is recommended that you reserve your campsite, especially during the summer months.
You can book your campsite up to six months in advance. There are two campgrounds to consider- the Upper Jamison Campground and Camp Lisa Campground. Camp Lisa Campground, which offers tent, boat-in, hike and bike, group, and RV campsites, is closed for the 2018 season. The Upper Jamison Campground provides the same type of campsites. Some campsites are labeled ADA accessible.
Whenever you're at the Plumas-Eureka State Park campground, make sure you keep your furry friend on a leash and never leave him unattended. Your pup must be able to respond to your call and he should not be aggressive. Keep your campsite clean and tidy and pick up after your dog immediately after he goes.