Running Deer Campground

Running Deer Campground Overview

The Running Deer Campground is located on the eastern shore of the Little Grass Valley Reservoir, giving visitors ample opportunity to fish, swim, boat and enjoy nature. It is one of eight campgrounds in the area, providing access to a beautiful mountain lake and various hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails that meander through the scenic hills and valleys.

Running Dear campground has 41 single-family campsites and is located in the Northern Sierra Nevada Mountains of northern California at an elevation of about 5,000 feet. It is adjacent to the Little Grass Valley Reservoir, which was formed by flooding in the 1960s. Campsites are equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills. Flush toilets and drinking water are provided. Utility hookups are not available and all sites have paved parking spurs. Trash collection bins are available throughout the campground. The campground and the lake are surrounded by thick stands of pine and fir trees.

  • Reservations:
  • Coordinates:
    Lat. 39.735280 / Long. -120.953060
  • Elevation:
    5,000
  • Season:
    June through September
  • Campsites:
    41
  • Toilets:
    Flush
  • Water:
    Yes
  • Hookups:
    No
  • Showers:
    No
  • Dump Station:
    No
  • Fire Pits:
    Yes
  • Picnic Tables:
    Yes
  • Area Features:
    Mountains, Lake, Creek, Fishing, Swimming, Water Sports, Biking, Hiking, Wildlife Viewing
  • Weather:
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