Bear Creek Campground

Mendocino National Forest

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Forest Route 17N33 Lake, CA 530-934-3316 Official Website

GPS: 39.322, -122.837

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Overview of Bear Creek Campground

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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Number of Sites 16

Elevation 2,230 ft / 679 m

Max Stay 14

Max Length 22 ft

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviewed 8/13/2017

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
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I camped here as a small child with my family. When I got married, my wife and I went each year on Memorial Day weekend. It is truly a primitive camp area - which is a good thing! There used to be pit toilets. Not sure now. Haven't been there in a decade, but getting the itch to go back. Remember: Bring your own water. Pack-it-in, pack-it-out!!! Don't ruin it for others, please! A dusty road (about 5 miles or so) from Pillsbury Hwy to a water crossing to get to Bear Creek. A number of campsites are usually available, and there are a few "secret" sites that you have to know about. Once you get to the last site, the road climbs, and really is a 4x4 road up to Snow Mtn. Quite a relaxing location, and the creek is nice to sit in. But during low rain seasons, there can be leeches. But we rarely ever had an issue.
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Stingray1300 would stay here again

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  • dry camping
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • restrooms: vault
  • pets
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