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part ofPlumas National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Tue Jun 30 2015   Season Dates


Whitehorse campground is located within three miles of Bucks Lake in the northern Sierra Mountains on the Plumas National Forest. The Bucks Lake area offers year-round recreation activities including fishing, hiking, snowmobiling, skiing, and snowshoeing.

Natural Features:

Whitehorse is set in fir and pine trees offering shade during the warm summer months. Situated at 5,500 feet in elevation, the campground is settled along a small creek that feeds into Bucks Lake.


Bucks Lake provides fishing, boating, and canoeing. There are walking trails to the lake. A hiking trail runs from the campground and provides access to Buck Wilderness and the Pacific Crest Trail which runs adjacent to the campground.


There are 19 units for RV and tent camping. Each site has a fire ring and picnic table. There are vault toilets and drinking water is available.

Nearby Attractions:

The nearby Bucks Lake Lodge has a bar, restaurant and store offering fishing supplies and groceries.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Host
  • Paved Parking
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Paved Roads
  • Pets Allowed
  • Pit Toilets
  • River Access
  • Self Pay Station
  • Tent sites
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat Ramp
  • Cafe
  • Canoe Rentals
  • Dock
  • Firewood
  • General Store
  • Hospital
  • Ice
  • Kayak Rentals
  • Pay Phone
  • Propane
  • Restaurant
Know Before You Go
  • Bears frequent the area so proper food storage is a must. Please be prepared.
  • 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):
39.88806, -121.14111
39°53'17"N, 121°8'28"W

Physical Address:
Plumas NF - MT. Hough Road
39696 State Highway 70
Quincy, CA 95971

From Quincy: Take Oroville-Quincy Hwy west 15 miles to the campground which will be on your left. If you have a large RV you will need to take Oroville-Quincy Hwy, left onto Big Creek Road, right on Bucks Lake Road, and the campground will be on your right.

From Oroville: Take Oroville-Quincy Hwy 162 East. Left on Bucks Lake Road and campground will be on your right.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:


Bucks Lake  CA 

Phone Number:

Information:  1-530-283-0555
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