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Big Sage Reservior Campground

Elevation: 5,100 Feet (1589.8 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Maximum RV Size: 22 Feet (6.9 Meters)
Number of Sites: 10 Campsites
Reservation Status: Not Accepted

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General Description

This campground is the perfect spot for a day of fishing and or boating. Big Sage is a large, shallow reservoir surrounded by juniper woodland and sagebrush. Established to provide irrigation water, it also offers abundant recreational opportunities. A new boat ramp was constructed in 1997. The reservoir itself occupies several thousand acres. Birds find safe refuge for nesting on a number of islands scattered across the reservoir.

This campground has ten sites with a picnic table and fire pit at each site. There is no potable water and the roads to the campground are in good condition.

The nearest food, gasoline, and restaurant are located in the town of Alturas, California. The nearest 24 hour services and hospital
are located in Alturas, CA.

Big Sage Reservoir is a discovery point on the California Back Country Trail. The Modoc Segment of this multi state route consists of over 200 miles of roads designed for touring with your family in your Sports Utility Vehicle.

The Big Sage Reservoir is near the home range of the Devil's Garden wild horse heard. The area is rich with opportunities to view antelope and migrating waterfowl.

Directions from Alturas: Big Sage Reservoir is accessed by traveling west 3 miles from Alturas on Highway 299, turn north on Crowder Flat Road #73 for 6 miles, turn right on Co. Rd.#180, go 3 miles to Big Sage Dam and campground.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: May through October .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Camping, single unit Call for Current Fee

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Boat Launching New ramp as of 1997.
ICON Boating Big Sage Reservoir
ICON RV Camping 22' Max
ICON Camping Big Sage Reservior Campground
ICON Automobile Travel California Back Country Trail
ICON Fishing Bass, Catfish, Crappie
ICON Plant Identification Juniper, Sagebrush
ICON Viewing Scenery Devil's Garden Ranger District
ICON Viewing Wildlife Large Mammals, Waterfowl

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Visitor Information:

California Travel and Tourism Commision, P.O. Box 1499 , Sacramento, CA, 95812-1499, Phone: 800-862-2543


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