Black Butte Lake to open 30 more campsites a week early

Published March 25, 2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif -- Recreation season at Black Butte Lake near Orland will kick-off early this year when camping at select Buckhorn Recreation Area campsites open March 25.

Buckhorn campsites #35-64 will be available a week early ahead of spring break and Easter weekend, which falls in March for just the third time in the last 10 years. These sites will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The 30 campsites will be available in addition to sites #1-22, which have been open throughout the winter. The remaining Buckhorn campsites, as well as the Orland Buttes campground and boat launch, will open April 1.

Reservations for dates after April 1 can be made at Senior or Access federal recreation pass holders can get half off camping rates.

For more information on camping, recreation, day use fees or special passes, you can visit our web page at, call 530-865-4781, or stop by the Black Butte Lake Park Office, located 8 miles west of Orland on Newville Road. Business hours are 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the nation’s largest federal provider of outdoor recreation, managing more than 400 lake and river projects in 43 states and hosting more than 370 million visits per year. With 90 percent of these recreation areas within 50 miles of metropolitan areas they provide a diverse range of outdoor activities close to home and to people of all ages.

Tyler Stalker

Release no. 16-010