Camping in Kirkwood Area

Click the links below for detailed camping information in the following areas:

Bear Valley Area | Kirkwood Area | Markleeville Area

Developed Recreation Sites

Eldorado National Forest
Amador Ranger District
26820 Silver Drive
Pioneer, CA 95666
(209) 295-4251
Please call for more campsite information.

Hope Valley
On Blue Lakes Road 3 miles south of Hwy 88. 7300′ Elevation. 19 sites with water, vault toilets, tables and firepits. Fishing & hiking. RV & Trailer to 22′. June – September. Daily Fee. Paved access road.

Hope Valley Campground
On Blue Lakes Road 3 miles south of Hwy 88. 7300′ Elevation. 3 sites for up to 16 people and 4 vehicles with water, vault toilets, tables and firepits. Fishing & hiking. RV & Trailer to 22′. June – September. For more information visit: www.sierranevadacamping.blogspot.com and www.recreation.gov Daily Fee. Paved access road. Bear boxes available.

Hope Valley Resort Campground
On Highway 88 in Hope Valley along the West Fork Carson River.Camping or RV hookups. Most sites include water, picnic tables, firepits. One housekeeping trailer available. Hope Valley Cafe & Market on-site and open all year (530) 694-2323. Campground open May-Oct, reservations at (800)423-9949. Daily fee. Two-week max. Operated through a special permit from the US Forest Service. For information:www.hopevalleyresort.com.

Kirkwood
On Hwy 88, west of Kirkwood. 7600′ Elevation. 12 sites with water, vault toilets, tables and firepits. Fishing & hiking. No RV or Trailer. June to September, No Reservations. Daily Fee.

Lower Blue Lakes
On Blue Lakes Road 12 miles south of Hwy 88. 8200′ Elevation. 16 sites with water, vault toilets, tables and firepits. Boating, swimming, fishing & hiking. RV & Trailer OK. June to September, No Reservations, Information at 916-386-5164. Daily Fee.

Middle Creek
On Blue Lakes Road 12 miles south of Hwy 88. 8200′ Elevation. 5 sites with water, vault toilets, tables and firepits. Boating, swimming, fishing & hiking. RV & Trailer OK. June to September, No Reservations, Information at 916-923-7142. Daily Fee.

Silver Lake
On Hwy 88, east of Silver Lake. 7200′ Elevation. 42 sites with water, vault toilets, tables and firepits. Boating, swimming, fishing & hiking. RV or Trailer OK. June to September, No Reservations. Daily Fee.

Upper Blue Lake
On Blue Lakes Road 12 miles south of Hwy 88. 8200′ Elevation. 25 sites with water, vault toilets, tables and firepits. Boating, swimming, fishing & hiking. RV & Trailer OK. June to September, No Reservations, Information at 916-386-5164. Daily Fee.

Woods Lake
On Hwy 88, west of Carson Pass. 8200′ Elevation. 25 sites with water, vault toilets, tables and firepits. Fishing & hiking. No RV or Trailer. June to September, No Reservations. Daily Fee.

Woods Lake Picnic
On Hwy 88, west of Carson Pass. 8200′ Elevation. 8 sites with water, vault toilets, tables and firepits. Fishing & hiking. No RV or Trailer. June to September, No Reservations. Daily Fee.

Undeveloped Recreation Sites

Additional Campsite Information
There are numerous undeveloped campsites along the Blue Lakes Road in Faith & Charity Valleys; at Twin and Meadow Lakes south of the Blue Lakes; and near Upper and Lower Sunset Lakes, Tamarack Lake and Wet Meadows. These sites have no facilities. Please pack out all trash.

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