Trapper Springs Campground

Shaver Lake, California 93664

Trapper Springs Campground

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"Trapper Springs Campground is clean, uncrowded, and beautiful at a subalpine 8,200 feet. It’s a land of granite peaks towering thousands of feet above thick pines, of twisted tamarack and juniper growing out of rock. Courtright Reservoir is a sparkling blue gem against the gray granite, brown tree trunks, and green pine boughs.

What an incredibly beautiful place! John Muir, Scottish-American sheepherder turned naturalist, wrote: The Sierra should be called not the Nevada or Snowy Range, but the range of light. And after ten years spent in the heart of it, rejoicing and wondering, bathing in the glorious floods of light, seeing the sunbursts of morning among the icy peaks, the noonday radiance on the trees and rocks and snow, the flush of the alpenglow, and a thousand dashing waterfalls with their marvelous abundance of irised spray, it still seems to me above all others the Range of Light, the most divinely beautiful of all the mountain chains I have ever seen."

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Trail Information

Shaver Lake
Nearby City
Swimming, Boating, Hunting, Fishing
Additional Use
Local Contacts
Fees per Night
Water, vault toilets.

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