BLM opens North Eagle Lake Campground in time for Memorial Day weekend

Now here’s some great news for Memorial Day campers and fisherfolk.

The Bureau of Land Management announces the opening of the North Eagle Lake Campground on Friday, May 22, in time for Memorial Day weekend and the Eagle Lake fishing season opening day.

“We are pleased to have the campground open in time for the fishing season opener,” said Emily Ryan, manager of the Eagle Lake Field Office. “We ask that visitors remember to use appropriate social distancing, frequent hand sanitizing and other measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.”

Ryan said campers should be prepared to pack out their own trash, as some maintenance services are not yet available.

The campground on Lassen County Road A-1, a half-mile west of the junction with California Route 139, offers 20 sites on a first-come, first-served basis. There are sites for tents, trailers and recreational vehicles up to 35 feet long. The fee is $8 per night. A camp host is on site.

In addition to the campground, the BLM offers more primitive camping experiences at Rocky Point on the Eagle Lake shoreline near the community of Bucks Bay. There are no services or fees.

More information on camping at the north shore of Eagle Lake is available online at