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Snake Lake Equestrian Campground: Opening Ceremonies

Feather Publishing

Opening ceremonies for Plumas National Forest’s new equestrian campground facilities will be held Saturday, June 1st, at the Snake Lake Campground on the Mt. Hough Ranger District. Festivities begin at 1:00 p.m.  

Amenities at the campground now include: eight new campsites designed for equestrian users, eight corrals, nine family campsites, picnic tables, and campfire rings.  Activities at the site include fishing, hiking, horseback riding, off-highway vehicle trail riding, and non-motorized boating.

Festivities include opening ceremonies, a “Leave No Trace” presentation, work party (bring your gloves!) hosted barbeque, overnight campout and Sunday trail ride. Visitors are invited to join some or all of the events.

 “Leave No Trace” is a national program specifically designed to educate forest visitors on how to enjoy the outdoors in a responsible manner, and it promotes the outdoor ethic of “pack-it-in, pack-it-out”.  

The BBQ begins at 5:00 p.m. hosted by High Mountain Riders.  Attendees are asked to bring a side dish to share and personal beverage.  This is a “dry” campground; please bring potable water.

The event continues overnight (bring drinking water & all your own gear) with a Sunday morning trail ride scheduled at 10:30 a.m., from Snake Lake to Smith Lake and back. Swimming is not recommended because of all the lake vegetation.

The project was made possible by two grants from the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 awarded to the Plumas County Chapter of High Mountain Riders in partnership with the Plumas National Forest.

For more information, please call the Mt. Hough Ranger District at (530) 283-0555.


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