Recreation sites continue to open on the Plumas National Forest

Recreation staff and firefighters on the Feather River Ranger District continue to make great progress at Little Grass Valley Reservoir Recreation Area. Black Rock, Horse Camp, Red Feather and Running Deer campgrounds are now open. Until July 14, Red Feather and Running Deer will be first come first served. Reservations will resume next Friday.

At Black Rock, water testing has come back and is good. Water systems at Red Feather and Running Deer are still being tested, so water is not available at these sites. Campers are advised to bring plenty of water.

There is still not an estimated opening date for Little Beaver Campground, where more than 100 hazard trees are identified at the site that need to be cleared.

Some sites at Bucks Lake remain closed due to numerous hazard trees, water system problems and other maintenance issues. Recreation staff on the Mount Hough Ranger District are working with campground operator PG&E to address these problems. PG&E anticipates opening Mill Creek Campground July 15. There is no estimated date for Sundew Campground. Hutchins Group Camp will remain closed all season.

Grizzly Creek, Whitehorse and Lower Bucks campgrounds and Sandy Point, Indian Rock and West End Cove Day Use areas are open.

Water systems are out at Whitehorse Campground and at Antelope Lake Recreation Area in Boulder Creek and Lone Rock campgrounds. The hope is for repairs to be completed at Antelope Lake Recreation Area soon, but campers should be prepared and bring plenty of water.

Area residents and visitors are also reminded that Forest Road 29N43, also known as Antelope Lake Road, is still closed weekdays between Genessee and the Antelope Lake Dam for the culvert replacement and road repair project.

The road is open weekends during the summer recreation season between 5 p.m. Fridays and 6 a.m. Mondays.