J&J Grizzly Store and Camping Resort

Store (530) 832-0270
Email: grizzlystore@sbcglobal.net
Address: 7552 Lake Davis Road. Portola, CA. 96122

Date News Camp Cat
Apr. 07, 2017 Spillway video April 7, 2017; from Scott Chandler Photography
Jan. 16, 2017 Sorry, the web site has been down for several days.  We had a severe electrcal outage.  Thank you for your patience!
Dec. 16, 2016 Good news!
As reported by the Sacramento Bee, nearly a decade after state officials last dumped chemicals into a Plumas County lake to kill off nonnative predatory fish, state water regulators are going to allow the reservoir to fill to the brim this winter.

The Department of Water Resources lowered Lake Davis near Portola in the 1990s to prevent storms from washing predatory northern pike into the waterways below the dam and begin killing native fish.

In 2007, state fisheries officials used a chemical in the 84,000-acre-foot reservoir to kill the fish. The lake was kept low in the following years as a precaution. A similar chemical treatment was conducted in 1997, but the pike were again found in the reservoir two years later.

The reservoir is formed by Grizzly Valley Dam on Big Grizzly Creek, a tributary of the middle fork of the Feather River. Lake Davis provides drinking water to the nearby city of Portola.

For more info here is a link to the Sacramento Bee Web site.
Oct. 21, 2016 Fall Colors have started.  Follow this link for a map of the colors.
Oct. 20, 2016  Forest Service has decided to not allow businesses to sell Chritmas Tree Permits this year!  Christmas Tree Permits can be obtained from the Forest Service or by mailing in a request form.  Follow this link to the 2016 Christmas Tree Permit Form.
Jul 14, 2016 We have been asked multiple times on what you can and can not do on Lake Davis. The following infomation was provided by Plumas county Sheriff's Department (530 283 6300):
The following activities are regulated by Plumas County
Code 10-1.10, 10-1.14, and 10-1.19:
Allowed Activities:
- Boating
- Fishing
- Swimming
- Canoeing
- Kayaking
- Sailing
Not allowed:
- Personal Watercraft (jet skis, wave runners)
- Waterskiing
- Tubing behind boats
- Fishing/swimming near boat ramps
- Fishing/boating/swimming near the dam.
July 23, 2016 12th Annual Joker's Wild Poker Run.   Supports our local veterans.  For more information email eastsidepublichouse@yahoo.com.
July 23, 2016 Kayak Poker Run on Lake Davis!  The procedes will benefit the Portola High School  Come out and support them!  More information will be provided as we find out.
May 23, 2016 Reminder for Hunters. If you want to put in for the deer draw, you must do so by 11:59 PM June 2, 2016.
May 23, 2016 Father's Day Weekend Fishing Derby is June 18th and 19th, 2016.  More information on our FaceBook web site.Follow us on FaceBook
Feb 08, 2016 Everyone that showed up at the Ice Derby @ Lake Davis on Saturday had a GREAT time. If you missed it, you missed a great derby! The winner was a German Brown, caught by Karin Ford, 3.79 pounds, 21.5 inches caught on 4lb test with 3 lb leader using a nightcrawler. Pictures are on our Facebook webpage.
Jan 20, 2016 We got sevreral inches of rain yesterday.  It turned our parking lot into a big "muddy" mess.  I cleaned it up last night.  The "snow dances" will continue!
Jan 16, 2016 Another good source for GREAT road conditions.  One Stop for Travelers
Jan 15, 2016 We got about 12" of new snow yesterday.  The lake looks like a great winter playground.  Come up and enjoy it!  BTW, the "snow dances" will continue!
Dec. 21, 2015 We have had more snow/rain so far this year than what we had TOTAL for last year!  The snow dances will continue.
Dec. 07, 2015 Reminder:  Unfortunately we will not be selling Christmas tree permits this year.  You will only be able to get permits from the Forest Service.  if you have any questions or comments (positive or negative), please call Deb Bumpus (530) 836 2575.  Deb is the Beckwourth District Range.  Please plan ahead and get your tree permits from the Foreset Service!
Dec. 07, 2015 More snow over the weekend!  YEAH!  Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
Dec 03, 2015 It's a Winter Wonderland. 8 inches in the parking lot this morning. Pictures are on our FaceBook page. Our "Snow Dance" is helping so far. Hopefully it will continue throught the Winter.
Nov. 02, 2015 First SNOW of the season. I am so excited. When I checked late last night NOAA site said 1 to 2 inches. I am so glad they were wrong. We have a bit over 5 inches and counting.
Pictures are posted on our Facebook page:
Sept. 26, 2015 Unfortunately we will not be selling Christmas tree permits this year.  You will only be able to get permits from the Forest Service.  if you have any questions or comments (positive or negative), please call Deb Bumpus (530) 836 2575.  Deb is the Beckwourth District Range.  Please plan ahead and get your tree permits from the Foreset Service!

Aug 18, 2015 The 2015 Fall Lake Davis Fall Fishing Derby is regretfully cancelled. With the combination of weather, fishing and lake conditions it is believed that this would not be the best weekend to have the derby.The next derbies coming up are: Winter Derby 1st Saturday in February and Father’s Day Weekend Derby June 18 and 19, 2016. Find more information on our Facebook page.
Aug 03, 2015 See an article about Lake Davis and J&J Grizzly Store on Reno KTVN Channel 2 News.
June 30, 2015 Follow this link, if you are looking for the Course Map for the "Lost and Found Sierra Nevada Gravel Grinder" that was held May 30th 2015.
June 16, 2015 If you hear the RUMOR that Lake Davis is going to be drawn-down to fill another lake, then, we have verified that it is a FALSE RUMOR on the lake draw down. Please do not spread it and please correct folks when you hear it.  Thanks!
June 16, 2015 As reported by CA Fish & Wildlife, the Free Fishing days for 2015 are July 4 and September 5
May 11, 2015 We want to have a group from TRAC out there working WITH the local Beckwourth Ranger District to clean up and improve our existing trails June 6th. Please let us know here if you can make it and we'll get a group and see what we can do to help improve our local existing trails.
From Pandora Valle at the Beckwourth Ranger District:
Mark your calendar for National Trails Day on June 6, 2015. The Beckwourth Ranger District is coordinating with local groups, clubs, schools and community members to work on trails on the District. It’s a time to contribute to your community while enjoying some of the beautiful trails on the Forest. Some of the trails we hope to work on are Mills Peak, Lake Davis, Dixie Mountain and several in the Lakes Basin Recreation Area.
We invite you to participate in this event. Please reach out to your group to recruit volunteers. Then let me know how many folks you may have and what trails they want to work on.
Each year events are held to help promote awareness of the wide variety of benefits that trails provide, to encourage people to discover their local trails, to raise awareness of trail issues, and to instill excitement for the outdoors.

Please respond by May 22nd so we may further plan the event.

Come join us for a fun day on the beautiful Beckwourth Ranger District.

Please let us know if you can make this asap, so we can let thme know also.

Tim
209-403-3533
May 05, 2015 The water is back online to all camp sites.  All Seasonals: Your campsites are available for you to start occupying.  Thanks!
Apr 23, 2015 Reminder the deer are migrating back to Lake Davis!  They do not know how to read real well, so they cross Grizzly Road and Lake Davis Road almost anywhere and EVERYWHERE!
Apr 14, 2015 Due to water conservation this year, we are going to limit the number of shower tokens to one per person per day.  We will also limit the number of tokens per day sold.  We regret having to do this; but we do not see any other way.
Apr 13, 2015 We finally have the popane tank filling station back online!
Apr 06, 2015 Remember, the fish are spawning. Fishing in Honker Cove and near the dam is prohibited..
Apr 03, 2015 I verified last night that the dock is "in the water" at Honker Cove.  Thanks to all that made this happen!
Apr 02, 2015 We had an unexpected snow flurry last night.  Temperatures at night are in the low 30's high 20's.  If you are planning a trip; please bring warm clothes.
Mar 30, 2015 We have been asked how to find out what the current water level is for Lake Davis.  Here is a link that should help.
Mar 29, 2015 Talked with Ed Dillard today. Fishing Dillard Guided Fishing; Ed Dillard He told us that the boat dock at Honker is going in the water on Thursday.  Yeah!
Feb 09, 2015 The 2015 Spring Lake Davis Spring Fishing Derby is scheduled  for Father's Day weekend.  Procedes from the fishing derby support our local volunteer firemen of Eastern Plumas Rural Fire Department (EPRFD).
Feb 09, 2015 Everyone that showed up for the Winter Fishing Derby had a GREAT TIME!  Lots of nice fish were weighted in.  The First Place was a fish that weighted over 3.5 pounds!  We will be posting pictures and more details on our FACEBOOK web page.
Jan 28, 2015 The Winter Fishing Derby WILL happen ... ice or no ice!
Jan 07, 2015 Just got back from the sporting goods trade show in Las Vegas. Spent lots of money (not in the slots). Ordered several new products that will be here for the spring and summer season.
Jan 03, 2015 Out of State Off Road Permits just arrived. They are $30 again this year.
Dec 14, 2014 Mark your calenders for the 2015 Fishing Derbies.

Ice / Winter (happens ice or no ice) Feb 7th
Father's Day Weekend June 20 and 21
Labor Day Weekend September 5

These all are fundraisers
Ice Derby is for the Cancer Association
Father's Day is for Eastern Plumas Rural Fire Protection District
Labor Day, local charities. They will change each year.
Look forward to seeing you at the fishing derbies.
Dec 11, 2014 We have sold out of Forest Service Christmas Tree cutting permits!  Thank you!
Oct 03, 2014 The 2015 Lake Davis Winter Fishing Derby is scheduled for the first weekend in Feburary.
Oct 03, 2014 Our Frosty Hamburger Stand is closed for the season.  Thanks to everyone that came by and enjoyed our menu items for a very successful 2014!
Oct 01, 2014 We will start selling Forest Service Christmas Treee Cutting Permits starting 01 Nov 2014!
Sep 09, 2014 Fishing is impoving.  The water temp is dropping.  We still have lots of water in the lake, the Lake Level is about 56%.
We have had "bug" hatches almost every night.  The good part is that the bugs are not mosquitos.
Sep 02, 2014 The fall fishing derby was a great success!  All paricipants had a great time.  There were great raffle prizes.  Thanks to everyone for their participation!
Aug 30, 2014 The 2014 Fall Lake Davis Spring Fishing Derby is scheduled -- Saturday August 30, 2014!  Follow this link for the Fishing Derby Poster. Follow this link for the Fishing Derby Rules.
Jul 21, 2014

You can now obtain a Campfire permit by going to this link: CAL FIRE

Please remember, a "Campfire" means a fire which is used for cooking, personal warmth, lighting, ceremonial, or aesthetic purposes, including fires contained within outdoor fireplaces, and enclosed stoves with flues or chimneys, stoves using jellied liquid, solid, or gaseous fuels, portable barbeque pits, and space heating devices, which are used outside any structure.

- Know and comply with all current fire restrictions for the area where you plan to use a campfire.

- Clear all flammable materials from the ground for 5 feet in all directions from the edge of the fire.  Keep a shovel and water nearby.

- Keep the fire small - Think of the fire in a cube 2 feet x 2 feet x 2 feet.

- Always personally supervise the campfire until it is completely extinguished, or ensure that another knowledgeable adult supervises the fire.

- Always personally make sue the fire is dead out and completely cold before you leave it unsupervised.  Extinguish the fire with water and a shovel using the "drown, stir, and feel" method.

- YOU are legally responsible and may be liable for fire suppression costs if the fire escapes.

- Help prevent the spread of invasive species.  Get your firewood where you burn it.  Do not bring firewood from home and do not take it home with you.  Learn more at www.firewood.ca.gov.

Please remember, “Only You can Prevent Forest Fires!”

We have a Forest Service information station at our campground that provides the local current fire restrictions.

You can contact the CAL FIRE at 916-653-5123, USFS at 707-562-8737, BLM at 916-978-4400, or refer to the individual National Park at www.nps.gov, for more information.

 

Jul 07, 2014 See an article about Lake Davis and J&J Grizzly Store on Reno KTVN Channel 2 News.
May 30, 2014 Honker Cove Boat Ramp is Open!!!!!!
7/5/14 and 9/6/14 California "Free" Fishing Days for 2014.
Jun 14 & 15, 2014 "Spring Fishing Derby" will be Father's Day Weekend (Saturday and Sunday)!  Proceeds go to the Eastern Plumas Rural Fire Department.  Come support our Volunteer Firemen!  Fishing Derby Poster.
May 24 & 25, 2014 Build the Ski Hill Concert. 
Where:  The Corner Barn, Graeage, CA.
When:  May 24th and 25th, 2014
Starts @ 8:30 PM
For more information follow these links:  Poster Letter from Chris Donation Form.  Just follow this link to buy tickets
May 30, 2014 Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship is sponsoring "Dirt Road Boogie Time!"  The Lost & Found course features a perfect blend of pavement, dirt road, gravel road and historic railroad grade. Racers must choose their weapon wisely (road bike, cross bike or mountain bike). The route is 100 miles with 7,000' of elevation gain and is 80% dirt. Also available are two shorter course options; 30 miles and 60 miles. The BIG route starts at Lake Davis, located 15 minutes north of Portola, and takes racers on a rolling tour around the lake, up into the surrounding mountains and then sends them through some of the most beautiful and empty alpine valleys California has to offer. Participants can choose to race or simply ride the route and take advantage of the quality aid stations. Racers and riders from around the world will be invited to lose themselves and find this two-wheeled paradise. 
Just follow this link for more info.
Just follow this link to register.
Jan 26, 2014 The "Winter Fishing Derby" will happen this wekeend (ice or no ice).  Come and help us support the Cancer Society!
Jan 26, 2014 Ice Update:
The ice is reported to be REALLY thin everywhere, lots of open water!
The Winter Fishing Derby will happen NEXT weekend, ice or no ice!  John says that he has LOTS of great raffle prizes!
Dec 16, 2013 J&J's Grizzly Store is proud to announce "The Ice Fishing Tournament at Lake Davis is scheduled for 1 Feb."
Dec 15, 2013 J&J Grizzly Store has Christmas Tree cutting permits again. Stop by the store for more details!
Nov 01, 2013 We have received this year's Christmas Tree Cutting Permits!  Please stop by the store and get your 2013 permit before they are all gone!
Oct 07, 2013 The Forest Service campgrounds are closed due to the Government shutdown.  The boat launches are also closed with the exception of Camp Five.  Not sure why the Forest Service did not close this one also; but we are thankful that at least one is still open. Our campground is still open.
Sept. 11, 2013 Work on Honker Cove boat ramp is progressing, slowly. They pushed in one of the ramp slabs yesterday, and will begin prepping for the next one to be poured.
Sept 05, 2013  More information on the RIM FIRE is available from the RIM FIRE BLOG SITE the site includes information about Air Quality and alot of other great information.
Sept 04, 2013 There are numerous fires in the area that are causing challenges associated with air quality.  The "good" part is that we have only had one or two days that we have seen any degrading in the air quality.  For more information on these fires, you can get the information from: CALFIRE WEB SITE. The one that is "smoking" Reno and surrounding area is the RIM FIRE.  For more information on this fire and its status, please follow this link: RIM FIRE INFO.
June 13, 2013 The Fishing Derby was a GREAT SUCCESS thanks to all partipants and supporters!  We are looing forward to the 2014 Fishing Derby.  Check back for details on that event as we know them.
June 12, 2013 REMINDER:  The Annual Lake Davis Spring Fishing Derby is this weekend!  The procedes for the fishing derby goes to our local volunteer fire department for water rescue equipment.  This equipment is urgently needed by our fire department in response to an accident last year.  Read about the incident here.
Apr 27, 2013 Fishing Derby 2013The Lake Davis Spring Fishing Derby is NOW offical!
  Please look at the poster for more information.
  Download the entry form here.
Apr 25, 2013 The weather is warming up enough for us to get the campground water back online.  We are going to start this Saturday and hopefully have it completed this weekend.
Get your RVs ready to come in and enjoy the great outdoors with us again this year!  We are looking forward to seeing everyone again!
Apr 9, 2013 The Lake Davis Spring Fishing Derby is NOW official.  The fishing derby will be June 15, 2013.   Please look at the poster for more information.

We are looking for sponsors, raffle prizes, etc.  If you would like to help the Eastern Plumas Rural Fire Department, please do not hesitate contacting us!  Thanks!
Apr 7, 2013 We spent the weekend cleaning up sites, removing pine needles and doing general maintenance. 
Mar 29, 2013 I have started using Pinterest for pictures. Take a look atPintrest. Please remember it is a work in progress and I am still figuring it out.
Feb 4, 2013 Third Annual John Pato, Sr Ice Fishing Derby was a great success!
For pictures follow our link on Facebook.
April 9, 2012 The boat dock at Honker Cove is in!!  Watch for ice on the ramp especially in the morning.
April 4, 2012 The boat dock at Lighting tree is in!!
Feb 4, 2012 The Second Annual Lake Davis Ice Fishing Derby will happen, ice or NO ice!
Dec 14, 2011 The Winter Festival is just around the corner. For more information follow this link!
Dec 08, 2011 Drove around the lake today to check ice conditions. The road around the lake is open with some icy spots, mostly on the west side.
Could not check Eagle Point because of a logging truck blocking the road.
Camp 5, Freeman, and Cow Creek have some open water.
Mallard has significant open water still.
Honker Cove at the point has open water
All other areas have ice, not very thick yet; able to throw a rock and break through. There is no official monitoring of the ice thickness; so please use EXTREME CAUTION when going on the ice!
Have had good reports of limits at Mallard the last few days. Worms or Powerbait (rainbow, sherbet to lemon twist)
We are having nights in the teens and days in the 40’s with lots of sunshine.
Dec 07, 2011 All of the boat docks are out of the water. Fishing has been great despite the cooler weather! Call the store for more details!
Nov 12, 2011 We have decided not to pull the dock today (Friday). Looking at the next weeks weather, we have decided to leave it in another week and keep an eye on what develops this next weekend (19-20). Fishing has been outstanding, and we hope that the extra week will be good for everyone!
Nov 09, 2011 The boat docks at Camp Five and Lighting Tree have been removed. The boat dock at Honker Cove is due to be removed this week.
Oct 25, 2011 Lisa finally caught her first fish! She stopped by the store and asked advice again. We gave her advise and this time she listened! She is so proud of her first fish! There is a picture of it on the Photos page. Congratulations, Lisa!
 
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