Popular Northern California Rec Area Now Open
Authorities at Black Butte Lake in north-central California have opened all campsites in the Buckhorn Recreation Area and the Orland Buttes Campground.
The lake, formed in 1963 with the completion of Black Butte Dam, is located on Stony Creek west of Orland, and southwest of Corning, the Orland Press Register reported.
The fee for a standard campsite at either campground is $18 per night.
The Buckhorn Group Campground is available for $150 per night, and the Orland Buttes Group Campground is available for $100 per night.
Day-use and camping fees are half price with a federal recreation pass.
Day-use fees at Buckhorn, Orland Buttes and Eagle Pass recreation areas are $4 per car for 2012. Fees are not charged in undeveloped areas, such as Grizzly Flat, Angler's Cove, Burris Creek or Observation Point.
A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers annual day-use pass is $30, and will be available at the Buckhorn entrance station beginning April 1.