Stough Reservoir

Warner Mountains + Modoc Plateau, California

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Stough Reservoir


  • Stough Reservoir Campground is marked by a small sign along highway 299.- Stough Reservoir
  • Entrance to the campground lies down a gravel road.- Stough Reservoir
  • A small double track that passes through the campground.- Stough Reservoir
  • Campsites each contain a table and a grill.- Stough Reservoir
  • Sites sit in a scenic high-altitude forest.- Stough Reservoir
  • Sites along the Stough Reservoir.- Stough Reservoir
  • Stough Reservoir.- Stough Reservoir
  • A site at the reservoir's edge.- Stough Reservoir
  • Looking west over the reservoir.- Stough Reservoir
  • Vault toilets are the only amenities at the campground.- Stough Reservoir
Overview + Weather
Fresh and clear mornings at high altitude. Lakeside sites available.
No trash service. Intimately-spaced area.
Warner Mountains + Modoc Plateau, CA
Managed by: 
Forest Service
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
Current Local Weather:
Campground Description

Campground Description

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Stough Reservoir Campground sits beside Stough Reservoir, a stocked pond that lies on the Basin and Range Birding Trail. Prairie falcons, Rufous hummingbirds and wild turkeys all make appearances around the reservoir. 

The campground is open seasonally, and it is available on a first-come, first-served basis with no fees. Two vault toilets as well as water spigots that are turned off at the end of the season service the campground. There is no trash collection at the campground, and a 14-day limit applies to visitors.

There are eight sites, with one being about double size. Most are clustered in the main area, and a couple are off down secluded driveways just beyond the vault toilets. Campgrounds each contain a table and a grill. 

There is one site that lies immediately beside the reservoir; it will be on the right as you drive in.

The campgrounds elevation at 6,200 feet ensures cool and crisp air settling amongst the pine trees.

Driveways are large enough for mid-sized RVs, though there are no RV services or turnarounds located at the campground.

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