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McArthur, California

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16 Reviews of 6 McArthur, California Campgrounds

Lori T.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2021


We didn’t spend the night here, but were tempted. We pulled in to see if we could just pay to fill our fresh water tank. The owner wasn’t there, but the gentleman filling in for him was incredibly hospitable. He not only let us fill up, but offered to let us dump if we needed to (we didn’t).…

Month of VisitJuly
Alison The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2021

Close to the Highway

Of all the campgrounds at Eagle Lake this is the least appealing. It sits quite far from the lake on a dry, dusty hill. There is one pit toilet bathroom and there is less shade with less trees. It does have the advantage of being very close to highway 139 and would be a good spot to stop for the…

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Month of VisitJuly
Alison The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 12, 2021

Beautiful Blue Lake

Lots of sites and plenty of shade. Located above the lake within easy walking distance. Very well cared for with camp hosts present and ready to enforce rules. It is a great base camp for exploring the lake area or the Warner Mountains.

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Month of VisitAugust
Seathrough H.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2020

Like Fishing?

Eagle Lake is known for its “Eagle Lake Trout” and they get big! The lake itself can get choppy in the afternoon but get out and fish in the morning. The campground facilities here are complete and clean. They have a general store that has everything you could ask for, a little of everything and…

Bryan B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2020


November this beautiful campground was closed.

Fatima V.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2020

Great place to stop for a night.

Its ideal if you’re coming from California and headed to Oregon. A couple hours away from Crater Lake.

CThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2020

Isolated Gem

Pros: Totally isolated (during the week). Stunning views of surrounding mountains and forest with a crystal clear lake (Cave Lake) for swimming and fishing. Sites equipped with fire pits and picnic tables. Pit toilets. Camped directly next to lake. Stargazing was absolutely breathtaking. One of our…

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The School for  Y.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2019

Quiet with a nice view

Very clean, decent spaciousness between sites. Some have a distant view of the water. Lots of wasps!

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Doug M.
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2018

Small, simple off the beaten track

Small mellow campground on a lake/reservoir maintained by PG&E. It's at 6000 feet and nicely forested. Not necessarily a destination spot, but pretty good if you're passing through

Reviewed Aug. 29, 2018

Beautiful and secluded

very helpful when we had car trouble, a bit pricey but worth it for the location. Good portion of the sites are directly on the water.

  • Sunset over upper blue lake
  • Sunset
  • Sunset
Month of VisitSeptember
Kelly N.
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2018

Where is the lake?

Confused? This lake must be seasonal because we could not find it while traveling around this campsite. There is a small marshy area and grass as if the lake is there at other times of the year. The campsites have very little privacy, but there are bathrooms, amenities, nice day-use area, pet…

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Month of VisitSeptember
Nicolaus N.
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2018

Seasonal lake turns to grasslands.

There is a large group site. Restrooms and showers. RV hookups and a clean out station. Dog friendly but not very private. Almost no vegetation separating sites.

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Month of VisitSeptember
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2018

Hidden gem

Awesome lakes, great camping, vault toilets

Mary C.
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2018

Open Campground

This was a very open campground, very little privacy allotted for each site. There were some tree cover and grass. The lake was not very swimmable as it was dry, so we went to a nearby creek and enjoyed that.

It was pretty awesome to be on the state lines of Oregon and California, able to be two…

Reviewed Apr. 29, 2018

Stay here a lot!

My wife and I stay here quite often. It is a nice campground on a beautiful lake. There is a trail that circumnavigates the entire shoreline and is some of the best birding on the Modoc National Forest. The trout fishing is mediocre but can be good at times. The crawdad fishing is really the ticket…

  • Fishing pier along lake trail.
  • Just waiting on a fish.
  • Looking across the lake at the outlet
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