Hobo Camp Day Use Area opens in time for trout season

The Bureau of Land Management announced the Hobo Camp Day Use Area along the Susan River near Susanville will open for the season Saturday, April 25 — the opening day of stream fishing season in Northern California.

The main vehicle gate on Hobo Camp Road, off South Street, will be opened at 5 a.m. for fishing season opening day. For the remainder of the spring through fall seasons, the BLM will open the gate at 8 a.m. and close it a half-hour after sunset daily. Hobo Camp is also accessible to walkers and bike riders from the Susanville Railroad Depot Visitor Center and trailheads on Lassen Street and Miller Road in Susanville.

“We are happy to have Hobo Camp and its excellent Susan River access open in time for the trout season opener,” said Alan Bittner, manager of the BLM’s Northern California District. “We ask that visitors remember to use appropriate social distancing (six feet of space between people), frequent hand sanitizing and other measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.”

In addition to river access for fishing, Hobo Camp offers amenities including picnic tables, barbecues, fire rings and toilets. It is a primary trailhead for the Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail that also provides good fishing access.