BLM NE California campgrounds open in time for fishing season


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River winds through forest. Photo by the BLM.

SUSANVILLE, Calif. –The Bureau of Land Management has opened campgrounds and one undeveloped camping area in time for the May 28 start of fishing season at Eagle Lake and in northern California streams.

At the North Eagle Lake Campground in Lassen County, visitors will find 20 sites suitable for tents, campers and recreational vehicles up to 35 feet long. The campground features potable water, vault toilets and trash removal services. The fee is $8 per night.

Also, at the north shore of Eagle Lake, visitors can use primitive camping areas at Rocky Point, directly on the lake shoreline. There is no fee for this location which is best suited to fully self-contained camping. A vault toilet is available, but there is no potable water and no trash collection.

Further north in eastern Shasta County, campers will find excellent fishing and kayaking opportunities at the Pit River Campground near the community of Fall River Mills. The campground features seven individual campsites, a group campsite, and a day use area ideal for fishing and picnicking. Campsites have fire rings, tables and barbecues. Barbecues and picnic tables are available at the day use site. Those with walking difficulties can fish from an accessible fishing pier, while kayakers and rafters can take advantage of a specially designed launch site. There are no fees for the day use site or launch site. Campsite fees are $8 per night; the group site is $12 nightly.

Camping at these sites is on a first-come, first-served basis; the BLM does not accept reservations. There are hosts on site at each location.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.