Driving after dark couldn’t find it. Noticed no signs. Google Maps said “Park on the highway and walk to the destination.”
Clean, easy access but far enough off highway to reduce noise, friendly, reasonable.
Several areas along Blue Lakes Rd offer dispersed camping. We had a wildflower-filled meadow to ourselves in early August with plenty of near-by trails for dirt bikes, Jeeping, horses, mountain biking or hiking.
Dispersed camping, with several campsites available. Historically this was the location of a pack station supplying goods to the silver mines over the pass. Many opportunities for fishing and hiking here. It is rustic, with no freshwater or garbage service. Located in the Stanislaus National Forest.
This is a small community park which is wonderful for picnicking, and allows overnight stay. Freshwater is available as our pit toilets. There are some fire rings. In the middle of dry sage brush country, a crisp crystal clear creek runs through the little town and the park is kept very green with large shade trees. Nearby historic buildings and foundations to explore, as well as a few off-road or mtn bike trails.