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Open Year-round
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Reservations possible?
Yes
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
Yes
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Nestled next to Haypress Creek and just 2 miles east of Sierra City, Wild Plum Campground is a popular Forest Service summer campground set at 4,400 feet. With fishing access directly on Haypress Creek and additional opportunities just a short walk away on the more productive North Fork Yuba River, this is a good camp for anglers. The Lakes Basin region of the northern Sierra is a short drive up Highway 49 and the Golden Lake Highway, which makes Wild Plum a great base for exploring the granite and lake-dotted region. The campground also lies within a quarter mile of the Pacific Crest Trail and is a good option for through-hiker layovers restocking on goods in Sierra City.

The campground consists of a smaller, lower loop and a larger upper camp. Approximately half of the sites lie on the banks of Haypress Creek, with some providing stellar views of Sierra Buttes towering above.

There are a handful of nearby waterfalls worthy of exploration. Haypress Falls can be found a short distance from the campground up the Haypress Trail. Lovers Falls, on the North Fork of the Yuba, lies a few miles north along the PCT. Hackman Falls is a bit more secluded and lies in a Hackman’s Ravine on a tributary that feeds the North Fork of the Yuba, a mile south of Sierra City’s core.

Wild Plum Campground is typically open May through October, weather permitting.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer
Fall

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Lakes Basin nearby. Fishing access. Hidden waterfalls.

Cons

None.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Managed by

Forest Service / California Land Management

Reservation phone number

877-444-6777

Address

Wild Plum Rd
Sierra City, CA 96125
United States

Features

Vault toilet
Swimming holes
Potable water

Location

Field Guide + Map

Nearby Adventures

Lake Tahoe + Northern Sierra, California
Lake Tahoe + Northern Sierra, California
Lake Tahoe + Northern Sierra, California

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Lake Tahoe + Northern Sierra, California
Lake Tahoe + Northern Sierra, California
Lake Tahoe + Northern Sierra, California

Comments

06/09/2018
This is a great campgound! Vault toilets were clean and never smelly, lots of water faucets where available and campfround was quiet. Loves Falls on the North Yuba river was about a 6.75 mile round trip hike via the Wild Plum loop to PCT. Enough day hike options for a 3-5 night stay.
06/09/2018
This is a great campgound! Vault toilets were clean and never smelly, lots of water faucets where available and campfround was quiet. Loves Falls on the North Yuba river was about a 6.75 mile round trip hike via the Wild Plum loop to PCT. Enough day hike options for a 3-5 night stay.
06/09/2018
This is a great campgound! Vault toilets were clean and never smelly, lots of water faucets where available and campfround was quiet. Loves Falls on the North Yuba river was about a 6.75 mile round trip hike via the Wild Plum loop to PCT. Enough day hike options for a 3-5 night stay.
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