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Portola, California Campgrounds and RV Parks

The RV parks in Portola, California are spread around town mostly to the west along Route 70, and there are several options up north around Lake Davis. Folks looking for a RV campground near Beckwourth Peak can set up camp downtown or just a few miles away, depending upon preference and availability. The area’s peaks are what draws many to the Portola RV resorts and campgrounds, as Crocker Mountain and Smith Peak (as well as Beckwourth Peak) are within a few miles of each other, and all offer unique experiences.

If you’re looking for a good time in Portola, you need not look far. Make your way to the Western Pacific Railroad Museum, where the non-profit Feather River Rail Society displays their civic pride within the context of the area’s history and culture. The museum offers train rides, where folks are welcomed aboard an old-fashioned caboose for a leisurely ride around the grounds. Those looking for more insight and enrichment should make their way to Quincy, where the Plumas County Museum will round out your appreciation of local culture and infrastructure. The Plumas-Eureka State Park Museum and Plumas National Forest represent further opportunities both for enrichment as well as a chance to experience the naturalism of the area.

Plumas County has plenty more to offer those willing to travel a bit further from Portola. Lassen Volcanic National Park and the city of Reno are two relatively close areas that see a lot of RV traffic, especially in the summertime. And getting to these destinations is part of the adventure, as many of the roads that twist and turn around these hills and valleys offer breathtaking vistas and numerous roadside attractions.