La Porte - Little Grass Valley Reservoir

LaPorte CAAbout an hour's drive south of Quincy is the historic community of La Porte and the nearby Little Grass Valley Reservoir.  A former gold mining town, La Porte today attracts numerous visitors to its superior campsites, fishing holes, and swimming areas.

History buffs and off-road adventurers also can take a self-guided tour of historic mining town sites along forest service roads surrounding La Porte.

The area also is well-known for its winter recreation and was the site of the nation's first organized downhill ski racing on 12-foot "snowshoes" in the late 1800s. The La Porte area hosts miles of terrain for snowmobiling and cross-country skiing as well as staging areas and warming huts. La Porte is accessible from Quincy via the La Porte/Quincy Road (not plowed in winter) or year-round from Marysville via Highway 20 and County Road E-21.
  • Camping

  • American House 4X4 Campground

    Plumas National Forest
    Slate Creek, south of La Porte
    No fee, 5 sites, tents only, self service, no piped water, no reservations

  • Black Rock Campground

    Plumas National Forest
    West end of Little Grass Valley Reservoir
    Open year-round - depending on snow
    20 sites, tents and RV's, vault toilet, piped water, boat ramp
    6 persons per campsite
    no reservations  
    $23 to $25/night/campsite
    $2/pet/night

  • Cleghorn Bar 4X4 Campground

    Plumas National Forest
    13 miles north of La Porte, west off Quincy/La Porte Road
    No fee, 4 sites, tents only, pit toilet, no piped water, self service, no reservations

  • Horse Camp
    http://www.recreation.gov

    Plumas National Forest
    South fork of Feather River 1/8 mile from Little Grass Valley Reservoir
    Open year-round - depending on snow
    Open with services through October 2, 2016

    10 sites, tents only, vault toilets, no piped water
    $23 to $25/night/campsite
    $2/pet/night
    Reserve online here

    Reports are that it's hard to maneuver your trailer in here. No room to turn around.

  • Little Beaver Campground

    Plumas National Forest
    East end of Little Grass Valley Reservoir
    Open through October 2, 2016
    120 sites. Tents and RV's, flush toilets, piped water, boat ramp,
    6 persons per campsite

    Reservations available online here

     

    or call 877-444-6777

    $23 to $25/night/campsite
    $2/pet/night

  • Little North Fork Campground

    Plumas National Forest
    Off USFS Rd. 119
    No fee, 7 sites, tents only, vault toilet, no piped water, no reservations

  • Peninsula Tent Camp

    Plumas National Forest
    Open May through October, depending on snow
    25 sites, tents only, flush toilets, piped water. 6 persons per campsite
    No reservations
    $23 per night
    $2/pet/night

  • Red Feather Campground

    Plumas National Forest
    Open through October 2, 2016
    Accessible. 60 sites, Tents and RV's, flush toilets, piped water. 6 persons per campsite

    Reserve online here

    or call 877-444-6777

    $23 to $25/night/campsite
    $2/pet/night

  • Running Deer Campground

    Plumas National Forest
    Open through October 2, 2016
    40 sites, Tents and RV's, flush toilets, piped water. 6 persons per campsite

    Reserve online here

    or call 877-444-6777

    $23 to $25/night/campsite
    $2/pet/night

  • Stag Point 4X4 Campground

    Plumas National Forest
    Middle Fork Feather River
    No fee, 5 sites, tents only, vault toilets, no piped water

  • Wyandote Campground

    Plumas National Forest
    South end of reservoir
    Open through October 2, 2016
    27 single sites, 2 double sites, tents and RV's, flush/vault toilets, piped water, boat ramp at Peninsula Tent
    6 persons per campsite

    Reserve online here

    or call 877-444-6777

    $23 to $25/night/campsite
    $38/night/double campsite
    $2/night/pet


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