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Frenchman Campground Plumas National Forest California

Frenchman Overview

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Frenchman campground has 37 single-family campsites along the shores of Frenchman Lake in the Plumas National Forest. The sites can accommodate tents, trailers and RVs. A few of the campsites are a bit cramped with some being small and not very level, but there are others that are larger with privacy. There are 3 pull-through sites (15, 27 and 30), and sites 23 and 24 are shared parking. Each campsite also has a table, fire ring and grill. There are no hookups. Some campsites are first-come, first-serve.

The campground is open mid April through September and has drinking water, vault toilets and firewood for sale from the campground host. There is also a picnic/day use area close by.

Frenchman – Area Recreation & Info

Nearby Frenchman Lake was created in 1962 when the California Department of Water Resources dammed Little Las Chance Creek. The shoreline is 21 miles and has become a great place to boat, fish, explore and play. During the summer, visitors can also enjoy hiking, mountain biking, hunting, wildlife viewing, water skiing, jet skiing and other water sports. Winter activities range from snowmobiling to ice fishing and cross-country skiing.

Other campgrounds in the area include Big Cove, Chilcoot, Cottonwood Springs and Spring Creek.

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Amenities
  • BBQ Grills
  • Boat Launch/Ramp
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campground Host
  • Campsite Tables
  • Drinking Water
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • Grills
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms (Vault Toilets)
Activities
  • Backpacking
  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Boating (non motorized)
  • Canoeing
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Ice Fishing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Lake
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Stargazing
  • Swimming
  • Walking Trails
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Sports
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Winter Sports
  • Winter/Snow Sports
Chilcoot, California 96105
530 258-7606
Lat / Long:

39.89972, -120.18667

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Best Campsites

2, 6, 8, 9, 10, 23, 24, 25, 34, 37

Regions
Campsite Types
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
Season:

Mid April – through September

Elevation:

5,607

# of Campsites:

37

Frenchman Photos

Dixie Valley near Frenchman
Fall Colors Along Highway 284
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Frenchman Lake at Big Cove Campground
Frenchman Sign

Frenchman Comments & Reviews

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One Comment on “Frenchman”

  1. Pat and Sara says:

    Fun time at Frenchman, clean sites, nice lake views, clean rest rooms!!, clean clear water and great camp ground hosts !! Donna and Mike were awesome and friendly!! very special rock formations on the way up the canyon to the lake!! like no other we have ever seen !! beautiful ! and the last chance creek is very cool too !!!! enjoy !!

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