Visit the great outdoors

From the Pit River country in the Cascade Range to the King's River region in the southern Sierra Nevada, our recreational facilities are ready for you to enjoy. Locations such as Lake Almanor, Lake Spaulding and Lake Britton, are engineered to create clean energy through our hydroelectric system. These sites feature campgrounds and picnic areas. Most of the lakes also offer fishing, swimming and boating.



Learn about our hydroelectric system

 

Pick the perfect destination


Choose a recreational facility that's close to home or plan a longer trip. Our facilities are located all across the state, and range from sea-level elevations to 8,200 feet. Whether you drive, boat or hike in, the natural beauty is yours to enjoy. We’ve outlined some ideas for your next trip in this section.


2018 recreation season notices


  • Highway 89 at Canyon Dam
    Expect construction work on Highway 89 at Canyon Dam. Check the Caltrans site for the latest road conditions near Lake Almanor.
  • Highway 70 closure
    PG&E's Belden Day Use Area in the Feather River Canyon along Hwy 70 will be closed to public access beginning March 15, 2018 to approximately October 2019. The closure is due to a Caltrans highway project to reconstruct the Hwy 70 bridge over Yellow Creek. The PG&E day use facility will be used as a construction staging area by Caltrans and will be closed to public use during the term of the project. Caltrans will provide alternate recreation parking and portable toilets during the project at a site across the Belden Bridge in Belden. This temporary day use parking site will be located on PG&E property along Howells Road and is intended to allow for continued public use of area trails and stream or river reaches during the project. Caltrans will provide signage in the area directing users to the alternate recreation parking site, as well as how to access area trails around the construction closure. For highway project information, please contact the Caltrans Public Information Officer at D2PIO@dot.ca.gov.
  • Camping season
    Most of our campgrounds are at higher elevations and therefore not open year-round. Typically they open in the spring after snow melt and close in the fall when temperatures drop and camper use decreases. The actual opening and closing dates for each campground are dependent on the elevation and weather, so our estimated dates are subject to change.
  • Reservation season
    Some of our campgrounds offer reservations in addition to first come, first served camping. At these campgrounds, since weather and snow melt are so unpredictable, our reservation season is shorter than our camping season. For example, at a particular campground we may plan to open the gates to first come, first served campers on May 1, but we may not begin our reservation season at that campground until May 20. We’re trying to minimize the chances that we’ll have to cancel a reservation due to weather conditions or snow melt. Where possible, our typical reservation season starts the Monday before Memorial Day weekend and closes a week after Labor Day weekend.

 

Choose a recreational facility that's close to home or plan a longer trip. Our facilities are located all across the state, and range from sea-level elevations to 8,200 feet. Whether you drive, boat or hike in, the natural beauty is yours to enjoy. We’ve outlined some ideas for your next trip in this section.


Visit the Pecho Coast and Point Buchon trails


Through our Land Stewardship Program, PG&E preserved areas near the Diablo Canyon Power Plant. Enjoy the natural beauty and ocean vistas along the Central Coast. Find out more about the program and area.



Visit the Pecho Coast Trail and Point Buchon Trail

 

Plan trips to our recreational facilities


Our online tool helps you easily search for recreational facilities by type, dates available, location and amenities, and lifestyle options. When you find an ideal location, you can also reserve campsites.



Reserve your campsite now

 

Find answers to frequently asked questions


Detailed information about recreational facilities can help you plan your trip.



Visit PG&E Recreational Facilities Frequently Asked Questions

 

Helpful links for planning your trip