Whether you are heading up from the hot valley or venturing off the mountain, the camp grounds on Highway 32 offer stunning views, lush and green with amazing scenes of rushing water and even blooming dogwood during spring time in the mountains. Fabulous fishing along Deer Creek lures many!


[media-credit id=4 align=”alignleft” width=”300″]Potato Patch[/media-credit]Potato Patch Campground is shaded by the towering pines and firs of Lassen National Forest. It is located along Deer Creek. Potato Patch Campground is a very popular spot for getting away from the valley heat.  A developed campground with 32 designated sites, they allow a maximum of 8 people per site. Some sites are equipped to accommodate RVs and/or are ADA accessible. Grills and tables are provided. Excellent trout fishing can be found all along Deer Creek.


Elam Campground..


[media-credit id=4 align=”alignleft” width=”300″]Fishermen at Elam[/media-credit]This developed campground has 15 designated sites; most can accommodate an RV.  Maximum of 8 people per site is allowed.  Grills and tables are provided. Sean, Jason and Michael Shabar, owner of Original Pete’s in Chico, along with cousin Walid Bitar caught their limit of rainbow trout  the day of our visit.

Cherry Hill Campground…


[media-credit id=4 align=”alignleft” width=”300″]Cherry Hill[/media-credit]This developed campground with 26 designated sites allows a maximum of 8 people per site.  Cherry Hill is a popular spot for beating the valley heat. It is located along a creek amongst the pines, with a main drive-in area as well as walk-in sites across the creek.  Grills and tables are provided. From Chico or the mountains, take Highway 32 to the Butte Meadows turnoff.  Continue along Humboldt Road past Butte Meadows. Walk-in campsites are also available in this tucked away sanctuary, just across the foot bridge.


Alder Creek Campground…



[media-credit id=4 align=”alignleft” width=”300″]Reed Pennell and Precious[/media-credit]This semi-developed campground has 6 designated sites also allowing a maximum of 8 people per site.  Space is limited. It is nestled adjacent to Deer Creek, 20 miles southwest of Chester. Small and quiet, this campground was a perfect place for Reed Pennell and his dog Precious to unwind with some fishing after his near miss with an unusual tornado near Durham. It was a great day. Fish On!