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Philbrook Lake Campground


Spend the night under the cedar trees at Philbrook Campground and enjoy the beautiful views of Philbrook Lake. Located in the Lassen National Forest, the Pacific Gas and Electric Co. campground provides fishing access and a car-top boat launch. There are double vault toilets and bear box food lockers. The Lassen National Forest is a premier location for hiking, kayaking and snowmobiling.

General Information

Except for group campgrounds, all campgrounds have sites designated for first come first serve use.

Reservations require a 2 night minimum.

Where possible, our typical reservation season starts the Monday before Memorial Day weekend and closes a week after Labor Day weekend. Campgrounds may open sooner and close later for first come first serve. At these campgrounds, since weather and snow melt are so unpredictable, the reservation season is shorter than the camping season. For example, at a particular campground, PG&E may plan to open the gates to first come, first served campers on May 1, but they may not begin the reservation season at that campground until May 20. PG&E is trying to minimize the chances that they’ll have to cancel a reservation due to weather conditions or snow melt.


From Chico, take CA-32E for approximately 28 miles. Turn right onto Humboldt Road then right onto Butte Creek Flat Road. Turn left onto Humbug Summit Road. Turn right onto Philbrook Road. Campground will be on the right.

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