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Where to Stay:

FAQ's About Where To Stay

1.) Where is the race nearest to?
The start line is nearest to the town of Taylorsville. The very closest accommodations is the Taylorsville Campground which is actually ON the marathon  course itself.  DIRECTIONS TO THE CAMPGROUND: There is no specific address for the Taylorsville Campground. Simply follow Arlington Rd. until it meets Genesee Rd. The campground is on the right at the intersection. You can't miss it!

2.) How do I reserve a spot at the Taylorsville Campground? The  campground hosts will set aside a space for you. We know that many of you will be arriving late, so our volunteers will out to the campground on Friday morning (August 19th) to get you a site for the weekend.  Simply send us a check made out to the Taylorsville campground for $14.00 per night, and make a note as per your camping mode (RV or Tent) and any special requests. We will pay for your site on your behalf and will post a paper plate with your name on it in front. Checks can be mailed to Anna C/O Mountain Circle P.O. Box 554 Greenville CA 95947.  The campground allows one tent, one car, per site and dogs are OK. 

3.) If I stay in Quincy or Lake Almanor (Chester) but want to come to the 5pm after party, can I hang at the finish line during the afternoon?
Absolutely! We have food, beer, music,  even outdoor showers. Make yourself at home. We'll give you a map to nearby swimming holes, or you can take a nap on the big lawn with the Race Directors. 

4.) We will keep this web page as updated as possible, however for a complete list of Plumas County accommodations, please visit:

We are happy to help you find accommodations.  If you want assistance, just email Anna at ALawson@MountainCircle.Org 

Greenville (closest accommodations to start line and Post-Race Party)

Coppercreek Camp: Wahoo!! Coppercreek will once again be available to runners during the Bears weekend. Coppercreek is a 100-acre kids camp (out-of-session during the Bears weekend...) with rustic cabins,  showers/bathrooms,  and an outdoor kitchen/BBQ. The cost is $20 per person.  Please download the form below and then contact Anna directly to reserve your cabin ( 
Coppercreek Reservation and Info Form_1.pdf
click to download
The Hideaway Motel: (530) 284-7915 Address: 761 Hideaway Road, Greenville. A restful lodge five minutes from downtown Greenville. The Hideaway is small, secluded and very peaceful year round. 
The Oak Grove Motor Lodge:  (530) 284-6671  FULL: Address: 700 California 89 Greenville. Oak Trees surround you in a quiet mountain setting. We offer cozy cabins with fully equipped kitchens. Our cabins all have knotty pine interiors and can sleep from one person to 8 people. HBO and WiFi are included.
The Quail Lodge: (9 miles North of Greenville in Canyon Dam). FULL (530)-284-0861 Address: 29615 Highway 89, Canyon Dam. The Quail Lodge Lake Almanor offers Old-fashioned hospitality and Memorable vacations. Please let us know about your groups. Our expertise is arranging fishing and hunting adventures, along with golf retreats. We also have individual rooms only available.Quail Lodge is a rustic style lodge with cedar walls and beams. The floors are warm wood covered with decorative area rugs and fine leather furniture. The heavy rocked fireplace welcomes you upon arrival. The décor is mountain lodge with fishing and hunting themed rooms.

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Lake Almanor Area (15 miles North of Greenville) Accommodations:

Vacation Rentals Lake Almanor: $10 discount, just mention you are a Running with the Bears group. You can also check out rentals at nearby Baily Creek HERE If you have any questions you can give us a call and ask for Jennifer or Mary.
Vagabond Lake Front RV (and cabin): (530)596-3240 Address: 7371 Hwy 147 East Shore, Lake Almanor, CA 96137 Stay at the cleanest, quietest, friendliest camp on the lake, while enjoying trophy fishing, water sports or just relaxing. In camp you will find BBQs, horseshoe pits, a laundromat, clean rest rooms and showers, boat launch and dockage, lake front picnic areas and swim area.
Paul Bunyan Resort & Babe's Bed and Breakfast:   (530)596-4700  Address: 443 Peninsula Dr., Lake Almanor, CA   The Paul Bunyan Resort has been family owned since 1965. Our family friendly establishment has many amenities that we hope you can use to enjoy your stay at Lake Almanor. Below are just a few services that we have to offer: RV parking & Campground, Cabin Rentals, 6 Room Bed & Breakfast, Restaurant & Beer Garden, Putt Putt Golf, Beachfront Access

Chester Accommodations (25 miles North of Greenville, closer to Mt. Lassen):

Bidwell House: (530) 258-3338 Fourteen distinctly different guest rooms, the swing on the porch, the unusual collection of antiques and attention to little details are all for the comfort of our guests. At your leisure you may choose to enjoy the privacy of your room, catch up on (or avoid) the latest news, spend time in a cozy reading nook or, if you please, just sit on the porch with company, a beautiful view and the distant foraging of Canada geese.

Antlers Motel:  (530) 258-2722 Newly completed in 2008, the Antlers Motel boasts the best location in town, with the nicest and most professional staff, and truly inviting decor. Each room features a modern lodge theme with decorative fireplaces, warm woodsy coverlets, wrought iron headboards and more... and, of course, free in-room coffee (or tea), refrigerators, and satellite TV. Borrow a game from the office and settle in to a cozy, modern, spacious retreat.

Best Western:  (888) 571-4885 A warm reception awaits you at our comfortable Chester CA hotel, nestled in the majestic beauty of the Sierra Nevada Mountains near Mt. Lassen Volcanic National Park. Located in the heart of Chester, the BEST WESTERN Rose Quartz Inn is the ideal accommodation whether you are visiting the area for business or leisure.

Quincy Area (25 Miles South of Greenville):

Pioneer RV Park: (888) 216-3266 You'll appreciate our extra-long "Big Rig" full hook-up pull-thrus with 20/30/50-amp electric service. Our extensive facilities include FREE Wi-Fi throughout the park and immaculate restrooms & laundry. Propane & RV supplies are also available on-site.
The Feather Bed: (530) 283-0102 Address: 542 Jackson Street, Quincy. Choose a guest room upstairs in the main house or a private guest house. Private baths - some with claw foot tubs - are located in each room. Delicious and abundant country breakfast.
Quincy Ranchito Motel: (530) 283-2265 Clustered around a relaxed spacious forest-like setting, Ranchito Motel's early California style historic units afford the visitor clean airy rooms with beamed ceilings and individual design.
​Gold Pan Lodge: (530) 283-3686 200 Crescent Street Quincy. ​The Gold Pan Lodge is located right off the highway in Quincy, within two blocks of restaurants, shops and the town center. we offer clean comfortable rooms at an affordable rate. We have all the ammenities to insure you have a great stay!
Airbnb Quincy (Room rentals)

A little further away...

Chalet View Lodge:  ​(530)832-5528, (800)510-8439 Address:72056 California 70 Maybe, CA 96103.  At the crossroads of luxury and unspoiled wilderness lies Chalet View Lodge. Your hosts, the Hickman family invite you to come visit and escape into the tranquility and magnificence of Northern California’s Sierra Mountain Range. Here, you’ll live day to day, adventure to adventure. Cast a fly in sparkling waters to eager trout, explore the areas hundreds of miles of spectacular trails, either on horseback, mountain bikes, snowmobiles, foot or whatever means of locomotion you desire.

Camping Camping/Distances:

Taylorsville Community Campground (530) 283-6299 This is the closest campground to the start line. 100 sites, RV, tents, flush toilets, showers, piped water, dump station, pay phone, tennis court. You cannot reserve a site here but WE CAN!! Our volunteers will go out to the campground on Friday morning (August 14th) and will get you a site for Friday and/or Saturday night. Simply send us a check made out to the Taylorsville campground for $14.00 per night, and make a note as per your camping mode (RV or Tent) and any special requests. We will pay for your site on your behalf and will post a paper plate with your name on it in front. Checks can be mailed to Josie C/O Mountain Circle P.O. Box 554 Greenville CA 95947. Questions? Just email me at or call 530 284 7007. 
  • Mt Huff RV/Golf: 12 miles
  • Antelope Lake Campgrounds: 27 miles
  • Taylorsville Campground: 6 miles
  • Greenville Campground: 19 miles
  • Lake Almanor Campgrounds: 28 miles
Greenville Campground Hwy 89, 1 mile N. of Greenville 20 sites, tents and RV's, vault toilets, piped water. ​Contact: ROYAL ELK PARK MANAGEMENT, Plumas Regional Manager: Rocky 1(707)799-4453 |  President: Adam Damm OR 1(831)801-5826
Lake Almanor Camping (general listings)
Antelope Lake Camping: ​Lone Rock is the largest of three campgrounds in the Antelope Lake Recreation Area Offering both prime lake (lake front) and inland sites,  with the longest sites being the lake front sites. Lone Rock is located in the northwest corner of Antelope Lake.  Shade is provided by both pine and fir trees.  A general store, located at the campground entrance near the Area Amphitheatre, offers limited groceries,  and fishing supplies. Lost Cove Boat Launch is a day use area located approximately 2 miles from the campground entrance. Click here for more information and to purchase a boat launch pass. There is a short trail to take you to Sunset Point. Interpretive programs are available at the amphitheatre; check information boards for more information.
Lake Cove RV Resort: Phone: 530-284-7697 ​Facilities include upper/middle spots with full hookups, and lakeside or lakefront spots with electricity and water. 50amp or 30amp power spots available. With a 20-slip boat dock, beach access, recreation building, laundry, hot showers, and beautiful vistas of Mount Lassen, Lake Cove Resort is a fantastic getaway location.  
Rocky Point Campground at Lake Almanor: ​(530) 284-1785 ​Breathtaking views of Lake Almanor and Mount Lassen can be seen from Rocky Point Campground, nestled among fragrant ponderosa pines in Plumas County, one of Northern California's most scenic areas. A number of sites have been opened up for reservations, which can be booked with the secure and convenient online system. 
North Shore Campground: ​(530) 258-3376 With over one mile of shoreline on Lake Almanor, North Shore Campground has everything you could imagine and more. Their peaceful and relaxing resort  has over one mile of shoreline available with plenty of fun activities ready for your visit. They have worked hard to create a welcoming environment to new and old guests. The park has been carefully designed to complement the natural beauty of these beautiful and serene settings.

Privately owned RV/Camping

Mt. Huff Golf Course & RV: (530) 284-6300 Highway 89. 6 RV sites, full hookups, restaurant, seasonal. This is just ten miles from the startline!! 
Antelope Lake, Boulder Creek Camping: 70 sites, tents and RV's, vault toilets, piped water, boat ramp, store. About an hour away, MapQuest it first...
Pioneer RV Park: Located in Quincy. (888) 216-3266