Bear Creek Campground

Mendocino National Forest

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Forest Route 17N33
Lake, CA
530-934-3316
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GPS: 39.322, -122.837

Last Price Paid: $0
Number of Sites: 16
Elevation: 2260 ft
Max Stay: 14
Max Length: 22 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3

Stingray1300 would stay here again

“Peaceful.”

Reviewed Aug 13, 2017

Overall Rating

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

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