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Description - At 5000 feet in elevation, Antelope Lake is located in the north eastern part of the Mt. Hough Ranger District. It is a small remote lake with 15 miles of shoreline. Surrounding the lake are mountains blanketed with pine and fir trees. Protected coves around the lake attract several species of migratory birds. The campgrounds are usually open by Memorial Day weekend and close by the middle of October. These dates are subject to change depending on the snow level in the area.

Attractions - Antelope Lake Recreation Area offers many recreational activities. For camping there are the Boulder Creek, Lone Rock and the Long Point campgrounds. Fishing, swimming, hiking and boating are available from most of these campgrounds.

Recreation - Enjoy the many camping and water sport activities of Antelope Lake. From Water skiing and boating to swimming and fishing, Antelope Lake Recreation
Area has a variety of water fun.

Climate - The Plumas generally experiences warm, dry summers and cold, wet winters. Weather can change rapidly during all seasons of the year. Elevation plays a major role in temperature and precipitation. This precipitation falls mainly from October through April. At higher elevations, it comes mostly in the form of snow. Clouds can build up during the summer to produce thunderstorm activity. It is wise to pack for any season with clothing that can be "layered", ready to peel off or add on as the thermometer dictates. Always include some kind of rain gear.

Location - Antelope Lake Recreation Area is located in the northeastern region of the Mt. Hough Ranger District, southwest of Janesville.

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Filed By: warren mitchell (greenville , CA)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: have not been any people ice fishing this year fishing has been good the road has been graded every time it snows

Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly

Filed By: Little John
Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: They call me Little John I am the Campground Host at Long Point Campground, Antalope Lake Recreation Area. I think it is important to point out that Long Point Campground has Four Group campsites, Each group site will accommodate up to Twentyfour campers. The group campground is located remote from the Family sites and has it's own lake access as well as a large centraly located fire pit. Thank You, and I will see you there this summer.

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Additional Information:
California Lakes and Reservoirs - The lakes and reservoirs described here range from huge reservoirs to small mountain lakes. The lakes are often part of large recreation areas, National Forests or State Parks.
Mt. Hough Ranger District - The Mt. Hough Ranger District is located at the northern end of the Plumas National Forest in Northern California. It lies south of Lake Alamor, around the towns of Quincy and Greenville.

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