Eldorado National Forest Area Campgrounds

South Lake Tahoe, California

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The Eldorado National Forest is the main feature of this area, with its 4 rivers, 170 lakes, and 400 miles of trails for hikers, equestrians, and mountain bikers. The Carson National Scenic Byway winds for 58 miles across the forest, offering fine views of mountains and glacier-carved valleys. Camping, fishing, hiking, and mountain biking locations are available along or not far off the route. Campgrounds included in this eTrail are: Big Meadows, Middle Meadows, Dru Barner Equestrian Camp, Stumpy Meadows Reservoir, Ice House Reservoir, Union Valley Reservoir, South Fork, Gerle Creek Reservoir, Airport Flat, Loon Lake, Capps Crossing, Sand Flat, China Flat, Silver Fork, Lovers Leap, Woods Lake, Caples Lake, Kirkwood Lake, Silver Lake East, Silver Lake West, PiPi, Lumberyard, Mokelumne River, Moore Creek, White Azalea, Middle Fork Consumnes River, Bear River Reservoir, Blue Lake, Hope Valley, Kit Carson, Snowshoe Springs, Crystal Springs, Turtle Rock, Markleeville, and Grover Hot Springs.
Camping Northern California

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Camping Northern California

by Richard McMahon (Falcon Guides)

The Eldorado National Forest is the main feature of this area, with its 4 rivers, 170 lakes, and 400 miles of trails for hikers, equestrians, and mountain bikers. The Carson National Scenic Byway winds for 58 miles across the forest, offering fine views of mountains and glacier-carved valleys. Camping, fishing, hiking, and mountain biking locations are available along or not far off the route. Campgrounds included in this eTrail are: Big Meadows, Middle Meadows, Dru Barner Equestrian Camp, Stumpy Meadows Reservoir, Ice House Reservoir, Union Valley Reservoir, South Fork, Gerle Creek Reservoir, Airport Flat, Loon Lake, Capps Crossing, Sand Flat, China Flat, Silver Fork, Lovers Leap, Woods Lake, Caples Lake, Kirkwood Lake, Silver Lake East, Silver Lake West, PiPi, Lumberyard, Mokelumne River, Moore Creek, White Azalea, Middle Fork Consumnes River, Bear River Reservoir, Blue Lake, Hope Valley, Kit Carson, Snowshoe Springs, Crystal Springs, Turtle Rock, Markleeville, and Grover Hot Springs.

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Activity Type: Campgrounds, Fishing, Hiking
Nearby City: South Lake Tahoe
Campsites: 55 Separate campgrounds
Season & Limits: All year, but many only open spring to fall
Additional Use: Boat Launch, Swimming
Local Contacts: Eldorado National Forest; Toiyabe National Forest
Topo Map: Eldorado National Forest Area Campgrounds Topographic Map
Guide Book: Camping Northern California Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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