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Best Tent Sites Near Eldorado National Forest, CA (78)

    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Richardson Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Richardson Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Richardson Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Richardson Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Richardson Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Richardson Resort

    1.

    Camp Richardson Resort

    19 Reviews
    31 Photos
    124 Saves
    South Lake Tahoe, California

    We have two tent campgrounds at Camp Richardson – the Badger’s Den Campground and the Eagle’s Nest Campground. Each campground includes a picnic table, a bear-proof box, and a fire pit. Ready to set up camp? Learn more information on our tent camping prices and rules.

    Each site in our RV Village offers water, electricity, and an onsite dump station. We offer both full hookup sites and partial hookup sites to our campers, and every site includes a picnic table and fire pit. Ready for a more rugged camping trip? Learn more information on our RV camping prices and rules.

    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    Camper-submitted photo from North Grove Campground — Calaveras Big Trees State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from North Grove Campground — Calaveras Big Trees State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from North Grove Campground — Calaveras Big Trees State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from North Grove Campground — Calaveras Big Trees State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from North Grove Campground — Calaveras Big Trees State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from North Grove Campground — Calaveras Big Trees State Park

    2.

    North Grove Campground — Calaveras Big Trees State Park

    20 Reviews
    94 Photos
    53 Saves
    Camp Connell, California

    North Grove (sites 27-59)

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • Tents
    • Picnic Table

    $70 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Lovers Leap Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lovers Leap Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lovers Leap Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lovers Leap Campground

    3.

    Lovers Leap Campground

    6 Reviews
    4 Photos
    94 Saves
    Twin Bridges, California

    Recreation Opportunity Guides (ROG) - These guides contains information, maps, and directions to assist you in enjoying your trip to the Eldorado National Forest.Lovers Leap__CampgroundFees

    • Tents
    • Cabins
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Tent Cabin
    • Glamping
    • Trash
    Camper-submitted photo from Luther Pass
    Camper-submitted photo from Luther Pass

    4.

    Luther Pass

    6 Reviews
    2 Photos
    413 Saves
    Echo Lake, California
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    Camper-submitted photo from Desolation Wilderness - Aloha Zone
    Camper-submitted photo from Desolation Wilderness - Aloha Zone
    Camper-submitted photo from Desolation Wilderness - Aloha Zone
    Camper-submitted photo from Desolation Wilderness - Aloha Zone
    Camper-submitted photo from Desolation Wilderness - Aloha Zone
    Camper-submitted photo from Desolation Wilderness - Aloha Zone
    Camper-submitted photo from Bear Valley Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Bear Valley Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Bear Valley Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Bear Valley Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Bear Valley Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Bear Valley Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Azalea Cove Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Azalea Cove Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Azalea Cove Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Azalea Cove Campground

    7.

    Azalea Cove Campground

    3 Reviews
    4 Photos
    70 Saves
    Kyburz, California

    Union Valley Bike__Trail & Campground__Recreation Opportunity Guide (ROG) - This guide contains information, maps, and directions to assist you in enjoying your trip to the Eldorado National Forest.This is a walk-in, bike-in or boat-in campground.__

    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash
    • Toilets
    • Alcohol
    Camper-submitted photo from Fashoda
    Camper-submitted photo from Fashoda
    Camper-submitted photo from Fashoda
    Camper-submitted photo from Fashoda
    Camper-submitted photo from Fashoda
    Camper-submitted photo from Fashoda

    8.

    Fashoda

    3 Reviews
    17 Photos
    53 Saves
    Kyburz, California

    Overview

    Fashoda Campground, located on a peninsula of the eastern side of Union Valley Reservoir, is an incredibly scenic place to camp. The lake area is a hub for activities like swimming, sailing, boating and fishing. Hiking and biking are also quite popular, and many campers make use of the Union Valley Bike Trail.

    Recreation

    Head out on a sailboat or take the family water skiing. Union Valley offers a number of water activities. Anglers seek rainbow, brown and mackinaw trout and Kokanee salmon. The Union Valley Bike Trail stretches 4.8 miles with an easy climb of 300 feet. The trail connects campgrounds on the east side of the lake, starting from Wench Creek on down to Jones Fork Campground.

    Facilities

    Head out on a sailboat or take the family water skiing. Union Valley offers a number of water activities. Anglers seek rainbow, brown and mackinaw trout and Kokanee salmon. The Union Valley Bike Trail stretches 4.8 miles with an easy climb of 300 feet. The trail connects campgrounds on the east side of the lake, starting from Wench Creek on down to Jones Fork Campground.

    Natural Features

    Union Valley Reservoir sits in the Crystal Basin, spanning 25,000 acres at an elevation of 5,100 feet. The area is part of the Eldorado National Forest, which is home to the famed gold mining territory of the 1800s. Remnants of the California Gold Rush days can be found throughout the region. Wildlife thrives in the Eldorado National Forest. Bring a camera and be sure to look for spotted owls, bobcats, mule deer and porcupines.

    Nearby Attractions

    Climb up Two Peaks and look down on a fantastic view of Union Valley and the Crystal Basin.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Change Fee: A service fee may be charged at the time a modification is made depending on the changes. Cancellation Fee: A $10 service fee will be withheld from any refunds for a cancelled reservation. Cut-Off Window: The latest date and/or time that you can make an advanced reservation or a change to an existing reservation. Cut-off windows can vary by location, but are typically 4 days before your arrival date. A customer who cancels a reservation the day before or on the day of arrival will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee (see Late Cancellation below). Late Cancellation: If you cancel your reservation too close to the start date, additional service fees may be withheld. Refunds: Refund requests made through www.recreation.gov will be charged a $10 processing fee. This fee is retained by the reservation service contractor along with the non-refundable reservation fee. All requests for the return of the non-refundable reservation fee and the cancellation fee will be declined by the campground concessionaire as they did not receive these fees (these are the fees retained by the reservation contractor, a different entity).

    • Pets
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash
    • Firewood Available

    $28 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Kirkwood Campground

    9.

    Kirkwood Campground

    2 Reviews
    1 Photo
    79 Saves
    Kirkwood, California

    Recreation Opportunity Guides (ROG) - These guides contains information, maps, and directions to assist you in enjoying your trip to the Eldorado National Forest.Kirkwood CampgroundPicnickingFees and PassesNon-motorized Trails Mokelumne Wilderness

    • Tents
    • Trash
    • Firewood Available
    • Drinking Water
    • Toilets
    • Alcohol
    Camper-submitted photo from Utica Campgrounds
    Camper-submitted photo from Utica Campgrounds
    Camper-submitted photo from Utica Campgrounds
    Camper-submitted photo from Utica Campgrounds
    Camper-submitted photo from Utica Campgrounds
    Camper-submitted photo from Utica Campgrounds

    10.

    Utica Campgrounds

    4 Reviews
    13 Photos
    132 Saves
    Bear Valley, California

    Utica Reservoir is set in a granite basin surrounded by red fir and lodgepole pine forest. The reservoir has lots of islands and is kept mostly full. Granite slabs along the shore extend into the water. There are two campgrounds adjacent to each other, Sandy Flat and Rocky Point. Elevation is 6,800 feet.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $16 / night

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