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IMPORTANT NOTICES

WILDFIRE RISK REDUCTION

Upon arrival, check the bullitin board for the current fire index rating.  Be prepared for the index to change daily. 

In an effort to reduce the risk of wildfire, PG&E will prohibit and/or restrict certain recreation activities during times when our Fire Index Rating is elevated.

When the Fire Index Rating is R4 (Very High):

  • Use of charcoal grills will be prohibited.

When the Fire Index Rating is R5 (Extreme):

  • all fires will be prohibited
  • smoking will only be allowed within vehicles/RVs

When the Fire Index Rating is R5-PLUS (Extreme Plus):

  • all fires and flames will be prohibited, including petroleum and LPG devices
  • the following activities will be restricted to within vehicles/RVs: smoking, use of generators, use of battery powered devices with motors, extension cords, devices with power cords

Additional wildfire risk mitigations and prohibitions that aren’t tied to the Fire Index Rating are posted in our Frequently Asked Questions.

Lodgepole  A dam repair project is schedule in 2020 and the campground is planned to be completely closed next season.

Spaulding Lake Recreation Area Lake Spaulding will be OPEN for the 2019 season.

* Upper Blue Lake 2019 Closure  Due to planned work at Upper Blue Lake Dam and surrounding campgrounds all recreation located around Upper Blue Lake* will be closed to the public for the entire 2019 season. Recreation around Lower Blue Lake will be open.

The closures include the following campgrounds: Middle Creek, Middle Creek Expansion, Upper Blue Lake Dam Site, Upper Blue Lake Dam Site Expansion, Upper Blue Lake. The closure includes access to the Grouse Lake/Granite Lake Trailhead and all boat ramp access to Upper Blue Lake.

 *BELDEN DAY USE AREA CLOSURE ALONG HIGHWAY 70

PG&E's Belden Day Use Area in the Feather River Canyon along Hwy 70 will be closed to public access beginning March 15, 2018 to approximately October 2019 due to a highway project by Caltrans that proposes to reconstruct the Hwy 70 bridge over Yellow Creek.  The PG&E day use facility will be used as a construction staging area by Caltrans for this project and will be closed to public use during the term of the project.  Caltrans will provide alternate recreation parking and portable toilets during the project at a site across the Belden Bridge in Belden.  This temporary day use parking site will be located on PG&E property along Howells Rd and is intended to allow for continued public use of area trails and stream/river reaches during the project.  Caltrans will provide signage in the area directing users to the alternate recreation parking site as well as how to access area trails around the construction closure. For highway project information please contact the Caltrans Public Information Officer at D2PIO@dot.ca.gov.


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First-Come, First-Served Site
 Site:  1 Blue Lakes Dispersed
Max People: 6
Hike-in, rugged
20' Max Combined Vehicle Length

First-Come, First-Served Site
 Site:  2 Blue Lakes Dispersed
Max People: 6
Hike-in, rugged
20' Max Combined Vehicle Length

First-Come, First-Served Site
 Site:  3 Blue Lakes Dispersed
Max People: 6
Hike-in, rugged
20' Max Combined Vehicle Length

First-Come, First-Served Site
 Site:  4 Blue Lakes Dispersed
Max People: 6
Hike-in, rugged
20' Max Combined Vehicle Length

First-Come, First-Served Site
 Site:  5 Blue Lakes Dispersed
Max People: 6
Hike-in, rugged
20' Max Combined Vehicle Length

First-Come, First-Served Site
 Site:  6 Blue Lakes Dispersed
Max People: 6
Hike-in, rugged
20' Max Combined Vehicle Length

First-Come, First-Served Site
 Site:  7 Blue Lakes Dispersed
Max People: 6
Hike-in, rugged
20' Max Combined Vehicle Length

First-Come, First-Served Site
 Site:  8 Blue Lakes Dispersed
Max People: 6
Hike-in, rugged
20' Max Combined Vehicle Length

First-Come, First-Served Site
 Site:  9 Blue Lakes Dispersed
Max People: 6
Hike-in, rugged
20' Max Combined Vehicle Length

Blue Lakes DispersedBlue Lake Dispersed Campground Campground is not reserveable. It is First Come First Serve ONLY. Please select the Opening & Closing Dates icon to view the season dates.

Blue Lake Dispersed Campground is a remote location that requires high clearance vehicles. 4 wheel drive is recommended. Dispersed camping is available at this hike-in campground operated by Pacific Gas and Electric Co. The entry road is not paved or graded, and there are no restrooms or tables.
DirectionsTake Hwy 20 from I-80. Turn right on Bowman Lake Road for 7 miles, then follow signs towards Rucker Lake, continue past Rucker Lake to Blue Lake. Requires high-clearance vehicles. Hike over the dam and around the north side of the lake to the dispersed campsites.

Frequently Asked Questions!

What FIRE RESTRICTIONS are in place because of wildfire risk? What is the Camping Season? How do I make a reservation? What is the cancellation / change policies? What are the RULES for the PG&E campgrounds? What are the RULES for the PG&E Day Use Areas? Can I reserve a First Come First Serve site? What if I don't have an account? Can I bring my pet? How is the reservation season determined?