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Open Year-round
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Reservations possible?
No
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
Yes
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This small campground located in scenic Humbug Valley sits on the banks of Yellow Creek, a beautiful stream known for good trout fishing. With only 11 sites, the campground is on the cozier side. Half of the sites are streamside, and the others are in the forest. Shaded by ponderosa pine and looking out to beautiful views over the montane valley, this is the type of peaceful campground that gives the term “getting away” real meaning.  Yellow Creek is a summer campground open from mid-May to mid-September on a first-come, first-served basis.

Interestingly, Yellow Creek has undergone a multi-decade stream wild trout restoration project through a joint effort by PG&E, CalTrout, Department of Fish and Game, and the Dye Creek Cattle Company. Thanks to these efforts, cattle have been removed from Humbug Meadow, and the trout population has recovered well.

Accessing the campground entails an 8-mile drive on rough, unpaved roads from the turnoff at Highway 89. If you find yourself camping here, check out Soda Springs, a culturally significant and naturally carbonated potable water spring just down the road.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Scenic montane valley. Good fishing. Wild trout stream.

Cons

Seasonal campground. Rough and long road in.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Managed by

PG&E

Address

Unnamed Road
CA
United States

Features

Vault toilet
Potable water

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Comments

07/11/2014
Love this little campsite!
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