Highland Lakes Campground

Arnold, California 95223

Highland Lakes Campground

Highland Lakes Campground Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This campground is my favorite campground in the Sierra Nevada. At 8,600 feet, the campsites are by the pretty Highland Lakes, in a valley full of bright wildflowers. If you can get in on the road to Highland Lakes, it means the snowdrifts have melted. If the snowdrifts have melted, you know the wildflowers are out——this is a short season.

To the north, even in late August, Folger Peak has snow fields. Hiram Peak to the south is as big and brown as a warm bear. There are hikes going everywhere. This is off the beaten track. You don’t just happen to show up there, so plan to stay for a while."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Late June–October (weather permitting)
Additional Use
Local Contacts
Fees per Night
Picnic table, fireplace. Hand-pump well water, vault toilets.

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