BLM – KNOXVILLE
Due to its close proximity to the Sacramento and San Francisco Bay Area regions, and because of its varied terrain, Knoxville’s 17,700 acres attract many off-highway vehicle (OHV) enthusiasts each year. The best time to visit is September to May.
Other popular activities in the area include hunting, mountain bicycling, camping, and nature study. There is one developed campground, and an OHV staging area.
The landscape is characterized by steep and rolling hills with the vegetation varying from scattered hardwoods and grasses to dense chaparral brush. California gray pine and Macnab cypress are also dispersed throughout the area. Of particular note, are unusual plant communities unique to the area’s serpentine barrens, which are closed to vehicles to protect the delicate vegetation.
Camping is available at Lower Hunting Creek located at the intersection of Dunnigan Hill Road and Hunting Creek Road at Hunting Creek. This developed campground has 5 sites with shade structures, vault toilet, trash cans, and 3 overflow campsites. There is no potable water at the site (bring your own drinking water). There are no fees and no reservations. Campsite availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Cedar Creek, Cement Creek, and Pocock Creek are primitive camps with no facilities.