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This is a great day drive out of Chico. It's a long but easy drive up the Skyway from Paradise California. You can make a loop back to Hwy 32, if you don't mind a little 10 mile dirt road from Inskip to Butte Meadows. Road conditions can change any season out this way. This lil place has no gasoline or general store, so come very prepared if you're planning on staying the night. Camping (primitive style) may be the only option.
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elevation: 4816' population: 2 zip code: 95978


pine forest with narrow paved road access

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Butte County
NE of Chico
off Hwy 32 via the Skyway



  • backpacking
  • camping
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • horseback riding
  • off-roading
  • mountain biking
  • dirt bike trails
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Plumas National Forest
  • Ishi Wilderness
  • Lassen National Forest
  • Philbrook Lake
  • inskip campgrounds

    Butte Meadows Campground
    Philbrook Lake

    tent camping

    Very rural & forested hide-away. A great little drive out there, in a sports car. Only passed one camper with a trailer. Lotsa of dirt roads nearby, with dense forest, firewood, some old trucks, a big red house & barn signed the "Inskip Inn"; but nothing looked 'open for business"

    nearby towns:
    Butte Meadows
    Stirling City
    Forest Ranch
    local links:

    Wikipedia - Inskip California
    Philbrook Lake & Hiking Info
    Paradise Performing Arts Center

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