Big Reservoir
(Morning Star Lake)



Elevation 4,050 ft.

This small, privately owned lake in vibrant, young forrested landscape maintains its level better than most reservoirs, and has has easy access and gentle shores.

From Foresthill follow the Foresthill Divide Road east for 7 miles, then turn left on Sugar Pine Road #10. Follow signs and turn right on Road # 24. Continue to signed intersection, then turn right on Big Reservoir access road # 24-21.

ACTIVITIES: Camping (Best)
Morning Star Lake Campground: 100 individual and 2-group campsites. No hookups, but fire rings, BBQs, and hot showers included with the camping fee. Small store. Swimming beach.

Privately operated, not stocked by California Department Fish & Game, but rainbows regularly stocked by operator. CA fishing license not required, but purchase permit at campground office. Rainbows, black bass, and catfish.
Day-use fees.

Non-powered boats only; exception: electric motors are permitted. Undeveloped ramp; car-top launching best.

Forbes Creek Group Campground:
Giant Gap Campground
Parker Flat ORV Campground
Shirttail Creek Campground
Sugar Pine Staging Area


RESERVATIONS - Morning Star Resort (530) 367-2129


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