Plumas-Eureka State Park RV & Campground Guide


Perched high in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Plumas-Eureka State Park is a dream for history buffs and outdoor enthusiasts. This is one of California’s hidden gems; in one trip, you can explore the remains of a historic town from the Gold Rush, fish in cold mountain lakes, and hike high into the rocky peaks. Whether you’re exploring on foot or on horseback, chances are good that you’ll spot a relic from the region’s rich mining tradition. Although it feels remote and isolated, Plumas-Eureka State Park is surprisingly easy to reach — it’s just 64 miles from Reno, Nevada, and 68 miles from Incline Village on the shores of Lake Tahoe. The village of Graeagle, California, is just 6 miles east. Late spring through early fall is the best time to visit; in the winter, come prepared for snow and cold weather.

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Spring 35-60 F
Summer 60-80 F
Fall 50-65 F
Winter 20-40 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Plumas-Eureka State Park

Temperatures in Plumas-Eureka State Park can swing dramatically from day to night. An RV is a comfortable way to enjoy the park and stay cozy in changing weather conditions. If you’re not an RV owner quite yet, a rental motorhome or trailer is a great alternative. With RVshare, you can pick exactly the features you need for your trip and camp in luxury.

Upper Jamison Creek Campground

Upper Jamison Creek Campground is located inside Plumas-Eureka State Park — in fact, it’s so conveniently located that you can start hiking just a few steps from your campsite. Each of the 67 sites comes with a private picnic table and fire ring; you’ll also get a bear locker to keep food safe during the trip. Although the campground doesn’t offer hookups, you’ll find hot showers and flush toilets for comfort. Campers are also welcome to use the on-site dumpstation. Keep in mind that sites at Upper Jamison Creek are suited for RVs up to 28 feet long. Sites here start at $35 per night.

Little Bear RV Park

Enjoy a luxurious wilderness camping experience at Little Bear RV Park, which is set among the trees and peaks just a few miles from Plumas-Eureka State Park. Choose from 80 sites with full hookups and 10 sites with water and electric. Each site also includes access to satellite TV and free Wi-Fi, so everyone in your family can stay entertained after a long day. Pets are welcome on a leash, and there’s even a handy off-leash area for active play. Just a short walk from your site, the camp store, horseshoe pits, swings, and ping-pong tables await. Feel free to make a campfire or bring your own grill to take your adventure to the next level. RV sites at Little Bear start at $36 in the low season for sites without sewer hookups; for a full-hookup site with 50-amp electricity, rates start at $50 per night. Expect higher prices during the summer.

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What to Do at
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Inside Plumas-Eureka State Park

If you’re visiting Plumas-Eureka State Park from Memorial Day to mid-September, start your visit at the park’s museum. The thoughtfully curated exhibits offer a peek into Gold Rush life. You can also watch historic reenactors demonstrate blacksmithing equipment, show how a mining family lived, and provide tours of each building. When you're ready to check things out on your own, lace up your hiking boots and explore the high Sierras on foot and hike the Grass Lake Trail or the Talking Forest Nature Trail. Anglers can drop a line in Jamison Creek and try their luck fishing for trout.

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How to Get to
Plumas-Eureka State Park

If you’re traveling in an RV, the easiest way to reach Plumas-Eureka State Park is on Graeagle Johnsville Road. This route minimizes your time on narrow mountain roads. To get there, take Highway 70 to Blairsden or Highway 89 to Graeagle and head west.

Entering Plumas-Eureka State Park

Plumas-Eureka State Park is open year-round; however, the museum closes down for the winter starting in mid-September. If you’re visiting when it’s closed, the park staff encourages you to check out the grounds and the historic buildings. The park is open from sunrise to sunset.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Plumas-Eureka State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Plumas-Eureka State Park?

Plumas Eureka State Park is open all year during the day. That means that the best time to visit is during the early summer when the daylight lasts longer than in the other seasons.

What is the climate of Plumas-Eureka State Park?

The climate is dry, and during the summer, it sometimes doesn't rain at all for two months. The heat and cold are temperate throughout the seasons, which means that you don't have to pack extra gear for temperature extremes.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Plumas-Eureka State Park?

Plumas Eureka State Park contains an abundance of wildlife, some of which includes dangerous predators like mountain lions. Black bears usually don't bother people, however. You shouldn't feed the bears either.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Plumas-Eureka State Park?

The park is an old boom town from the California Gold Rush. There are 60 campsites, 41 of which can accommodate small RVs. The others are tent-only. There is an additional tent-only campground as well.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Plumas-Eureka State Park and what is the cost?

Plumas Eureka State Park requires reservations at least seven months in advance. The staff releases the available dates in one-month blocks on the first of every month, so to get a spot that you want, be vigilant.