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GURNSEY CREEK, CA

part ofLassen National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: GURNSEY CREEK
Status: Closed through Sat May 09 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Gurnsey Creek Campground is located in the mountains of northern California. It offers access to a variety of nearby recreational opportunities, including hiking, fishing and picnicking.

Natural Features:

The campground is nestled in a mixed conifer forest in the Lassen National Forest at an elevation of 4,700 feet. It is located next to Gurnsey Creek.

Recreation:

The area provides access to plentiful hiking trails, picnic spots and rainbow trout fishing.

Facilities:

Dozens of individual campsites and two group sites are available at Gurnsey Creek Campground. Group Site 1 can accommodate up to 56 people; Group Site 2 can accommodate up to 112 people.

Picnic tables and campfire rings with grills are provided, as are accessible vault toilets and drinking water. No utility hookups are provided. A water-filling station is located at the campground entrance. Parking is limited within the campground.

Nearby Attractions:

The campground is located 14 miles west of the town of Chester and Lake Almanor, where boating, fishing, sailing and water skiing are popular activities.

The southwest entrance to Lassen Volcanic National Park is about 14 miles north. The park is known for its active hissing fumaroles and boiling mud pots that continually shape and alter the landscape.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Campfire Rings
  • Creek Access
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Picnic Area
Know Before You Go
  • Bears frequent the area; use appropriate containers for food and trash
  • Off-road vehicle use is prohibited within the campground
  • Click here for more information on the Lassen National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
40.30889, -121.42667
40°18'32"N, 121°25'36"W

From the town of Chester, follow Highway 36 west for about 14 miles. Gurnsey Creek Campground is located on the right side of the highway, about 2 miles past the Highway 32 turnoff.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

GURNSEY CREEK
LASSEN
CHESTER  CA 

Phone Number:

Information:  (530)258-2141
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