Antelope Lake campgrounds close due to health and safety concerns

Campgrounds at Antelope Lake have temporarily closed this week due to health and safety concerns. There has been limited access to Antelope Lake from Quincy for the last several weeks caused by evacuations and road closures from the Dixie Fire, which has prevented access for trash service. Temporary closure of the campgrounds is necessary to protect visitor safety and wildlife.

Affected sites include: Lone Rock Campground, Boulder Creek Campground, and Long Point Campground.

Outdoors in Plumas LLC, a private concessionaire under special use permit with the Forest, operates the three campgrounds at Antelope Lake. They have made tremendous efforts to keep the campgrounds open, but it is not safe for their employees or the public to continue operations without trash service.

“We hope Outdoors in Plumas will be able to re-open campgrounds by mid-August as long as campgrounds can safely be re-opened”, said Leslie Edlund, Acting Mt. Hough District Ranger.


Day use sites at Antelope Lake will remain open, including Lost Cove boat launch, Antelope Picnic Area, Lunker Landing and Guiney Point, but there will be limited services and visitors must pack out their own trash.

Details for other camping opportunities elsewhere on the Plumas National Forest can be found at Plumas National Forest – Recreation ( or at Camping in Plumas National Forest | Outdoors in Plumas. Information on recreation sites that remain closed due to the Dixie Fire can be found on the same website Plumas National Forest – Alerts & Notices (

Contact the Mt. Hough Ranger District at (530) 283-0555 for more information. ###