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Little Grass Valley, new equestrian sites set to open

Owing to the generous spate of gorgeous warm weather this spring, Grass Valley Reservoir recreation area, near La Porte, is open beginning today. The Forest Service recreation site is typically snowed-in until the middle of June.

“While normally available for reservation, campgrounds will be first come, first served this weekend,” said Karen Hayden, district ranger. Reservations can be made for visits after June 11. Favorite campgrounds include Little Beaver, Red Feather, Wyandotte and Running Deer Campgrounds. Six people are allowed per site and a maximum of either two tents, or a tent and an RV. Fees are $22 per night for standard sites and $24 for lakeside sites.

There are also many miles of hiking trails and historic mining town sites to visit nearby, and fishing is expected to be good.

For more information about the facilities and other recreation opportunities in the area, please contact the Feather River Ranger District Office at 530-534-6500 or visit the Plumas National Forest website at .

Snake Lake Equestrian Campground: Opening Ceremonies

Opening ceremonies for Plumas National Forest’s new equestrian campground facilities will be June 1, at the Snake Lake Campground on the Mt. Hough Ranger District. Festivities begin at 1 p.m.

Amenities at the campground now include: eight new campsites designed for equestrian users, eight corrals, nine family campsites, picnic tables, and campfire rings. Activities at the site include fishing, hiking, horseback riding, off-highway vehicle trail riding, and non-motorized boating.

Festivities include opening ceremonies, a “Leave No Trace” presentation, work party (bring your gloves!) hosted barbeque, overnight campout and Sunday trail ride. Visitors are invited to join some or all of the events.

The project was made possible by two grants from the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 awarded to the Plumas County Chapter of High Mountain Riders in partnership with the Plumas National Forest.

For more information, please call the Mt. Hough Ranger District at 530-283-0555.

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