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About Ward Lake

Located on Ward Lake, Ward Lake Campground provide sites with lake views. Sites offer picnic tables, fire rings, bear boxes, and pine and aspen trees provide shade for most campsites. Vault toilets are also provided. Ward Lake offers opportunites for non-motorized boating, fishing, and swimming.  

Operator
National Forest
Access
Hike In
Features
Toilets
Location
Ward Lake is located in California
Latitude
37.302 N
Longitude
-118.986 W
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Directions
Take Hwy 168 east from Clovis to Shaver Lake. Continue thru Shaver Lake to Huntington Lake. At east end of the Huntington Lake turn right on the Kaiser Pass Road (at Eastwood Visitor Center). Travel 17 miles to the Florence Lake Road. Continue on the Florence Lake Road 3.7 miles to the campground.
2 Reviews of Ward Lake
Avoid No running water, terrible toilets, snake nests!

This place is full of snakes and bees. We stopped on the way up and no one was at the campsites because of snakes. 

There’s such better camping at Edison, or mono, or even shaver lake.

I wouldn’t recommend Ward lake to anyone looking for a weekend camping trip. 

There’s so much better out there

First to Review
Great family spot

Located about 3 miles before Florence lake off of Kaiser Pass Road is this beautiful campground. Each site has a picnic table, fire pit, bear box, and tons of trees that offer shade throughout the day. Half of the camp sites go along the lake itself. The other half of the sites go along the other side of the road and you can see a beautiful view of Ansel Adams Wilderness. At night you have the most beautiful view of the start sky. I would strongly suggest to bring insect/mosquito repellent because you definitely will get bit up a lot due to the standing water from the lake. The campsite is $23 a night, has at least one vault toilet, is dog friendly. You are close to Florence lake, groceries, hiking trails, and Mono Hot Springs too. It is definitely child friendly as well. Our one year old loved seeing the stars at night and the blue jay that liked hanging out at our campsite. I would also suggest if you come at night to drive slower than normal along the road at the campsite because you can easily miss an empty site and since Jackass Meadows is closed due to flooding and the beetle, Ward lake is the closest alternative.