Butte Lake Stock Corral

Butte Lake stock corral
Butte Lake stock corral

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The Butte Lake stock corral is located across from the Butte Lake Ranger Station, and is accessed by a six-mile dirt road off Highway 44. There is a maximum limit of eight animals and 10 people with parking limited to six-wheeled vehicles.

New! Butte Lake Stock Corral will be dry camping through the remainder of the season, 2017. Please make arrangements to bring your own water.


Butte Lake


6100 feet


6/9/17 - 9/12/17


Reservations required for stock corrals


$35 ($28 dry camping)

Number of sites


Maximum RV length

Maximum trailer length



Vault toilets


Dry camping - no water

Food storage

Metal food locker (more about food storage)

Dump station

Closest amenities at Old Station


Closest amenities at Old Station


Permitted (more about pet regulations)

Ranger-led programs




Hiking, backpacking, stock use, swimming, fishing, non-motorized boating


  • Site includes two metal panel corrals
  • Only one stock party is assigned to the site at one time.
  • Group site capacity is limited to a maximum of 10 people, and eight animals, with parking limited to six licensed vehicles (a truck and trailer each count as a vehicle).
  • Stock parties must camp at the corral campsite.
  • Owners must bring their own feed. No grazing.
  • Place manure in a plastic bag no more than 1/4 full then place next to the refuse container or remove from the park upon departure.
  • Hitch rails are not provided. Be prepared to use your trailer as a hitch.
  • Portable corrals are not allowed except within designated corral enclosure areas.
  • Backcountry permits required for ALL horse/stock use in park.

Reservations are required, and are available through www.recreation.gov or by calling 877-444-6777 beginning April 1, 2017.

Read more about stock use in the park or download the Saddle and Pack Stock Use Guide (pdf, 445kB).


Last updated: August 1, 2017

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 100
Mineral, CA 96063


(530) 595-4480

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