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Frenchman Campground

Elevation: 5,800 Feet (1808.0 Meters)
Handicapped Accessible: Yes
Length of Stay: 14 Nights
Maximum RV Size: 100 Feet (31.2 Meters)
Number of Sites: 38 Campsites
Reservation Phone Number: 877-444-6777
Reservation Status: Accepted
Reservation System: National Reservation System

Frenchman Campground Reservations

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General Description

Located in the northern Sierra Nevada Mountains, approximately 20 miles from the town of Chilcoot, California. Frenchman Campground is in the Frenchman Lake Recreation Area. Popular activities include camping, hiking, boating, water skiing, fishing, and picnicking. There is a boat ramp and picnic area immediately adjacent to the campground. The California Department of Fish and Game sponsors free fishing days each year at this site, usually in April and September. There is an accessible fishing trail in this campground. Overflow camping area is available. Firewood is available for sale at the site.

Reservations must be made at least 4 days in advance. An additional fee will be collected on-site for extra vehicles. More information can be obtained by calling 1-530-836-2575

Directions: From Reno, Nevada travel north on Highway 395 to Highway 70, turn west on Highway 70 and travel 5 miles to Chilcoot, California. Turn north on Highway 284, travel 8 miles to the Frenchman Lake Reservoir, turn right, cross dam, and travel 1 mile to Frenchman Campground.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: 5-23/2003 through 9-8/2003 .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Boating Frenchman Lake
ICON RV Camping Frenchman Campground
ICON Camping Frenchman Campground
ICON Fishing Frenchman Lake
ICON Hiking & Walking Frenchman Lake Recreation Area
ICON Picnicking Frenchman Lake Recreation Area
ICON Swimming & Waterplay Frenchman Lake Recreation Area
ICON Viewing Scenery Beckwourth Ranger District
ICON Viewing Wildlife Beckwourth Ranger District
ICON Waterskiing & Other Water Sports Frenchman Lake

More Information

Visitor Information:

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

Links to other sites:
Campground Reservations - Reserve your campground online here with reserveamerica.com


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