Enjoy PG&E outdoor recreational facilities
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
The PG&E reservation system will open for the 2018 camping season on:
- Monday April 2, 2018, 8:00 a.m – reservations of 7 days or more at group campgrounds and individual campsites.
NOTE: Reservations of 7 days or more made between April 2, 2018, 8 a.m. and April 16, 2018, 8 a.m. will not be eligible for a refund at any time, regardless of whether the reservation is cancelled, or the number of days reduced.
- Monday April 16, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – all other reservations.
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 due to a highway project by Caltrans that proposes 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 for this project 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 Rd and is intended to allow for continued public use of area trails and stream/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 Denise Yergensen, Caltrans Public Information Officer at (530) 225-3260.
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
- Check for current weather conditions. Visit The Weather Channel.
- Find road conditions and alerts. Visit the California Department of Transportation.
- Learn about river and lake levels. Visit the California Department of Water Resources.
- Check lake levels and learn more about Lake Almanor and Bucks Lake. Visit California Lake Levels.
- Get more information on Bass Lake. Visit the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service – Region 5 - Home.
Except for group campgrounds, all campgrounds have sites designated for first come first serve use.
Reservations require a 2 night minimum.
The PG&E camping season is generally Memorial Day through Labor Day. The 2017 season may start later than previous seasons due to unpredictable conditions. Campgrounds may open sooner and close later for first come first serve.
Open/close dates and reservation season dates are posted here.
Help us preserve recreational facilities
Help us protect the natural beauty of these areas by following some important actions:
- Preserve Native American culture and leave archeological sites untouched. These sites are protected by law, and disturbing a site or collecting artifacts is strictly prohibited.
- Drive on established roads and park in established parking areas. Driving on lake beds and off-road is strictly prohibited.
- Prevent forest fires and protect resources by building campfires only in designated fire rings.
Check for mussels
Quagga and zebra mussels from the Eastern U.S. are devastating for our lakes, reservoirs and rivers. If you’ve visited infested waters, check your boat and equipment for the mussels. Learn more about checking for these mussels.Visit the Quagga/Zebra Mussel Prevention Program
Be aware of the California drought impact
The severe and ongoing drought has affected water bodies throughout the state. Please be aware of its potential effects on PG&E recreation facilities.