Camping season opens at Black Butte Lake

Published March 27, 2013
ORLAND, Calif. -- Spring is here, and the campsites in Buckhorn recreation area and the Orland Buttes campground will reopen April 1 at Black Butte Lake, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers park near Orland.

Individual and group campsites in both areas can be reserved by calling the National Recreation Reservation Service at 877-444-6777 or on the internet at .

Beginning April 1, the fee for a standard campsite at the Buckhorn campground will be $20 per night and the Buckhorn group campground is available for $175 per night. The fee for a standard campsite at the Orland Buttes campground is $18 per night, with the Orland Buttes group campground available for $100 per night.            

Day-use and camping fees are half price with a federal recreation pass. For more information on federal recreation passes, visit

Day-use fees of $4 per car are collected at Buckhorn, Orland Buttes and Eagle Pass recreation areas. Day- use fees are not charged in undeveloped areas, such as Grizzly Flat, Angler’s Cove, Burris Creek or Observation Point.

A Corps annual day-use pass can be purchased for $30 and allows access to all Corps recreation areas for 12 months. These annual passes will be available at the Buckhorn recreation area entrance station beginning April 1.

For additional information call 530-865-4781 or stop by the Black Butte Lake office, located eight miles west of Orland on County Road 200. Business hours are 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday - closed during lunch.

Robert Kidd

Release no. 13-012