Dorabelle Campground is a popular family camping destination above Shaver Lake. Some sites are shaded by a thick stand of fir, cedar and pine trees, while other sites are more open.
This camp is a great base for experiencing the wide variety of recreational activities in the area. Boats can be moored nearby and some sites offer views of the lake.
Hikers can access 5 trails from the campground: Dinkey Road (.5 miles), Musick Meadow (.75 miles), Peninsula Loop (1 mile), Burr Meadow (1.5 miles) and Osprey Cove (2 miles). Horseback riding is also offered nearby.
Popular activities at Shaver Lake include swimming, motorized boating, canoeing, kayaking, water skiing, jet skiing, windsurfing, sailing and fishing. Anglers can fish for kokanee salmon, rainbow trout, brown trout, smallmouth bass, catfish and bluegill.
Each site has a dirt parking spur, table, fire ring, and grill. Drinking water and vault toilets are provided.
Surrounded by dense pine forest, Shaver Lake is a popular destination within the High Sierra Ranger District. It sits at an elevation of 5,500 feet and is known for its variety of fish.
The Sierra National Forest, located on the western slope of the central Sierra Nevada, is known for its spectacular mountain scenery and abundant natural resources.
The terrain includes rolling, oak-covered foothills, heavily forested middle elevation slopes and the starkly beautiful alpine landscape of the High Sierra.
The picturesque town of Shaver Lake is nearby, offering restaurants and shopping.
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Walking Distance with kids to Lake Shaver, which offers Fishing, swimming and Boating. Very organized and clean, the campgrounds are spread out, private and most have shade.
We will be back!
Very clean campground. Nice host. Food locker. Restrooms. Amazing weather.
My kids and I have been here twice and love it. A few things to keep in mind… there are no shower, no electricity, but there are fresh water taps for clean water. We bring our own shower tent and a portable solar panels for anything that needs to be charged. This campground is on the lakes edge.
Took my friend from Portland up here for her first Sierra camping trip. This was also my first time in this specific area. Shaver Lake seemed like a great basecamp to be able to drive to a dozen different good hikes. We picked spot 36 because it was farther from other spots and also the closest one to the lake(see pics). This spot was twice the price, which I thought was for the sweet location, but it was actually a double spot. Oops. The spot was extremely well taken care of. The tables, fire rings and bear boxes were all in great shape. Bathrooms were cleaned daily. No showers but that’s what wet wipes are for. Both of the staff we encountered were friendly and helpful. Those lake pics were taken 6 hours apart and barely tweaked. We ate our breakfast and drank our coffee in that spot. Highly recommended.