Little Beaver Campground is located on the south-eastern shore of Little Grass Valley Reservoir, approximately four miles from the town of La Porte, CA. This campground is the largest campground at the reservoir and is adjacent to a swimming beach, boat launch ramp, amphitheater, and Lakeshore Trail.
Little Grass Valley Recreation Area offers opportunities for many recreation experiences. Three boat launch ramps provide access to the water for fishing, water-skiing, sailing, or simply touring on boats. There is a wheel chair accessible fishing ramp at the dam. Two beaches provide excellent swimming and picnicking opportunities – one of which is located adjacent to the Little Beaver Campground. The Lakeshore Trail (13.5 miles) winds around the entire lake and is open for hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking. Additional hiking trails abound in the area and include the nearby Pacific Crest Trail. Visitors may also enjoy watching wildlife, campfire programs, or exploring nearby historic gold mining towns.
The facility offers 120 campsites, flush toilets, and drinking water. Each campsite has a picnic table and campfire ring. For RVs, a dump station and drinking water are available within one mile. For visitors wanting to experience the lake first-hand, a boat launch and beach day-use area are adjacent to the facility.
Located along a beautiful lakeshore and forested setting near a year-round creek, the area offers scenic views of the lake and Bald Mountain. Surrounding the facility, visitors may observe such wildlife as Osprey, bald eagles and other species of birds along with deer, bear, fisher and other mammals. Interesting geologic formations are also nearby.
History buffs will enjoy the area’s old mining sites, towns and cemeteries — all within 10 miles for exploration and discovery. The town of La Porte is within four miles and has restaurants, groceries and gasoline.
Charges & Cancellations
Premium Lakeside sites are $25/site per night.Take the La Porte-Quincy Rd. west from SR70, or travel east on La Porte Rd. from Brownsville. Travel to the intersection of the La Porte-Quincy Rd. with Little Grass Valley Rd. and follow the signs toward the lake. Turn right on to Old Little Grass Valley Rd. and travel approximately 2 1/2 miles to the turn-off to Little Beaver Campground and Maidu Boat Launch.N