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IMPORTANT NOTICES

2020 SEASON OPENING 

 

The Corona Virus (Covid-19) has significantly delayed the opening of our recreation season.  PG&E's number one priority is the health and safety of the public and our staff.

 

At this time, all of our facilities are closed.  Campgrounds will be opened on a county-by-county basis for first-come first-served camping as our state opens up from the Coronavirus (Covid-19). 

 

If a campground will at any time during the season begin taking reservations, in addtion to first-come first-served, a one week advance notice will be provided on this website.

PG&E Group Campgrounds will remain closed for the 2020 season.

2020 SEASON NOTICES 

  • LAKE SPAULDING AND BOAT LAUNCH CLOSED FOR THE 2020 SEASON
    Lake Spaulding Campground and Boat Launch will be closed through the 2020 recreation season due to a maintenance project at the dam. Normal camping schedule is expected to resume in 2021. 
  • LODGEPOLE
    Lodgepole Campground will be closed for the entire 2020 season in support of a dam repair project. Normal camping schedule is expected to resume in 2021. 
  • UPPER BLUE LAKE 2020 SEASON
    Recreation in at Upper Blue Lake Dam and surrounding campgrounds located around Upper Blue Lake will be reopened to the public for the 2020 season.  We appreciate your patience during construction. 

  • GRACE LAKE and NORA LAKE 
    in eastern Shasta County are closed to the public until about Sept. 15, 2020, while Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) repairs and improves the reservoirs' dams to protect against muskrat burrowing.
    Other lakes in the region will be open and stocked with fish, including Lake Macumber and North Battle Creek Reservoir.
    The parking lots and picnic areas at Grace and Nora lakes will not be accessible at this time to ensure public safety during construction activity.
  • GRIZZLY FOREBAY RECREATION AREA
    Area will be closed through most of the 2020 recreation season due to a maintenance project at the dam. PG&E will also remove woody debris and sediment from the Grizzly Forebay, resulting in public safety closures for both lakes. The Lower Bucks Lake work requires PG&E to drain the reservoir and close public access to the lake from May 1 to sometime in November. Grizzly Forebay and its seven walk-in and boat-in campsites and a day-use area will be closed during the same time period. To ensure public safety, Bucks Penstock Road (U.S. Forest Service Route 24N34), Three Lakes Road (USFS Route 24N24) and Grizzly Forebay Road (USFS Route 24N34A) will be closed leading to and around the lakes so PG&E contractors can work safely with large trucks and heavy equipment. Lower Bucks Lake will be off limits to the public as the lake bottom will have soft mud that may be dangerous for foot traffic.  
  • HIGHWAY 70 CLOSURE
    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 December 31, 2020 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  

WILDFIRE RISK REDUCTION

Upon arrival, check the bulletin 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

Frequently Asked Questions!

What FIRE RESTRICTIONS are in place because of wildfire risk? 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-Served campsite? What if I don't have an account? Can I bring my pet? How is the reservation season determined?
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