Chute Hill Campground and Group Camp will be available for reservation from May 24th, 2019 through Labor Day weekend, and the first campground loop will be available on a first come, first served basis from Labor Day weekend through October 31, for the 2019 season.  

Chute Hill Campground is located just 1/2 mile north of the old historic town of North Bloomfield.   The campground is a beautiful, peaceful and shaded area set amongst tall pine and cedar trees.  The 30 family sites vary in size and most sites can accommodate two tents.    Each site has a picnic table with benches, a bear-proof food locker, and a fire bin. Potable water is available close to each site as well as bear-proof garbage receptacles. Walk in, flush toilet restrooms are located a short walk from your campsite. There are no RV hookups or showers available in the campground.

The campsites may be reserved (if the campground is open) through the state parks reservation system, Reserve California, by going online at or calling (800) 444-7275.  Customer Call Center: (800) 444-PARK (7275). Call center hours of operation: 7 days a week, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. PST (except New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day). The best times to call are midday and midweek, when the phone lines are less busy. Your reservation guarantees a spot in our campground but your reservation is not site-specific. Camp sites are chosen upon arrival.  Non-reservation sites could be available on a first come, first served, basis if the campground is not fully reserved. Upon arrival, please check in at the Park Museum to complete your reservation, obtain a parking pass, learn about current conditions, and receive a park map.   You will then proceed to the campground to pick your site.   If you haven’t visited our campground in the past, we encourage you to drive through the entire campground first to view the different sites that are available.   Check-in time is 2:00 p.m with check-out at 12:00 a.m.

Please don’t forget to take the time to view the Diggins overlook site located next to campsite #27.  A short walk out to the rim and you’ll find a bench to relax on while you view the entire length and width of the Diggins. A great photo opportunity.IMG_1612.JPG

Hike to Blair Lake from your campsite for a refreshing swim or maybe catch a trout for dinner.

Click on the image below to view our brochure and see a map of the park, including Chute Hill Campground.


Special Summer Programs!

Evening Campfire Programs – Please call the park for dates and time of programs.  Join the ranger for an entertaining gathering including songs, stories, and roasting marshmallows.  Meet at the campground amphitheater (one hour).

Family Camping

Sharing Marshmallows in Chute Hill Campground


Fee: $45.00 per night, includes one vehicle.  Additional vehicles will be charged an additional $8.00 per night, collected upon registration check-in.
Dogs are welcome in our campground.  They must be on a leash and under control at all times.  Bear, deer and other wild animals have been seen walking through the campground and our hiking trails .

Group Camping

Malakoff Group Site Campfire Pit

The group site is available for up to 60 campers and 16 vehicles.  The site has its own heated bathroom, barbecue grill, fire pit and eating area, as well as bear food lockers.  This secluded site allows for groups such as large families, scout groups or church organizations who wish to enjoy tent camping away from the individual family sites.Bear in tall grass

Black Bears

Black bears live in the park.   They come in a variety of colors ranging from tan to black.  They are intelligent and will eat almost anything that they can find.  They are most active at dawn and dusk, generally have poor eyesight, and hunt with their keen sense of smell.   Bears only approach people because we have food.   You can usually scare them away by yelling and banging pots and pans.   Please report all bear sightings to park staff at the Museum.  To avoid having a bear visit your campsite…

Store all scented items in the bear-proof locker provided – this includes toiletries, trash,and recycling.

  • Clean all dishes immediately after eating.
  • Put garbage in the bear-proof cans provided.   Do not hang in trees.
  • Never take scented items, including toiletries into your tent.


You may receive a citation for leaving unattended or improperly storing your scented items.