We did dispersed camping off the road leading up to the lake. There are many spots to pull off on the road to the lake. The biggest downside to camping here is the dust from the road. The lake is a popular spot so many people traffic the road and kick up a dust storm. On the plus side there were many people catching fish on the lake. Even got to see a couple birds snatch up a couple from the water as well. If I come back it would be for a day trip to fish but not to camp out over night.
Nice little campsite. Very clean and organized. Nice little creak runs right by the camping area. Tons of biking and hiking trails in the area. There is also a OHV area just down the road.
Many sites available with a handful of first come first serve. Highly recommend the hike along the cliffs. Emerald bay and the desolation wilderness are both a short drive away. The place is always packed.
Great spot for some dispersed camping that’s right off the road. Many sites were located along the road just before you get to the official paid to use camping area. Easy lake access as well as several hikes on both sides of the valley.