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Quick Facts

Big Reservoir Campground

Elevation: 4,000 Feet (1246.9 Meters)
Handicapped Accessible: No
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 18 Campsites
Reservation Status: Not Accepted Exception is group camping (530-367-2129)

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General Description

Big Reservoir Campground is located 13 miles northeast of Foresthill at an elevation of 4,000 feet. This campground has 18 campsites with tables and fire rings. On site is limited firewood, potable water, trailer space and toilets. Nearby is fishing, a beach and Morning Star Lake Resort.

Directions from Foresthill: Travel west on Foresthill Divide Rd and look for signs for Big Reservoir on the left. Turn left and proceed to the reservoir and campground.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (NOTE: may be open off season, but without water, trash removal and other managed services. The most popular times at the reservoir are May through October.) .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Camping Call for Current Fee Fee varies by site proximity t

Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Closed for the winter. Updated: 2005-02-08 12:09:00.0

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Beach Activities Beach activities are available on Big Reservoir.
ICON Camping Big Reservoir Campground
ICON Fishing Fishing is available on Big Reservoir.
ICON Picnicking Picnicking is available at this site.

Related Activities
Loop 7 Four-Wheel Drive Road - Loop 7 is an easy 4.3 mile loop that begins east of Big Reservoir Campground. This loop is for motorcycles and ATVs.

Morning Star Lake Campground - Morning Star Lake Campground is located on Big Reservoir at an elevation of 4,000 feet. Morning Star Lake Campground has 100 sites with picnic tables, grills and fire rings.

Morning Star Lake Picnic Ground - Morning Star Lake Picnic ground is located on the shores of Big Reservoir. This picnic ground has picnic tables and grills. Boating, camping, hiking and fishing are available from this area.

Robinson Flat Dispersed Camping Area - Robinson Flat Campground is located 27 miles northeast of Foresthill at an elevation of 6,800 feet. This campground has 5 campsites and vault toilets. There is no trash removal service and the only water source is a creek.

Secret House Campground - Secret House Campground is locate 19 miles northeast of Foresthill at an elevation of 5,400. This campground has 2 campsites. There is no water and no trash removal services so pack out what you pack in.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Foresthill Ranger District, 22830 Foresthill Road , Foresthill, CA, 95631, Phone: 530-367-2224, TTY: 530-367-2226


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