Caples Lake


Caples Lake features 34 non-reservable first come first serve campsites perched at an elevation of 7897.0ft within the state of California. High altitude campgrounds like this one can get very cold at night, even during the warm summer months. Remember to pack accordingly.

Weather today, clear sky and wind gusts up to 3.49mph.

Campers will find numerous amenities here such as toilets, clean potable drinking water, along with a multitude of activities.

The surrounding area offers outdoor enthusiasts an opportunity to enjoy and the simple pleasure of being outside.

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Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Steamboat Ck At Short Ln At Reno
USGS 10349849
12 cfs 0.0 ft
Carson River At Dayton
USGS 10311700
149 cfs 16.1 ft
Upper Truckee R At Hwy 50 Above Meyers Ca
USGS 103366092
22 cfs 4.8 ft
W Walker R At Hoye Bridge Nr Wellington
USGS 10297500
24 cfs 0.8 ft
Prosser C Bl Prosser C Dam Nr Truckee Ca
USGS 10340500
41 cfs 1.5 ft
East Fork Carson River Near Gardnerville
USGS 10309000
113 cfs 9.6 ft
Bryant C Bl Mountaineer C Nr Markleeville Ca
USGS 10308794
2 cfs 3.9 ft
Incline Ck Abv Tyrol Village Nr Incline Village Nv
USGS 103366993
7 cfs 3.1 ft
Daggett Creek Near Genoa
USGS 10310400
2 cfs 0.8 ft
Sagehen C Nr Truckee Ca
USGS 10343500
3 cfs 1.6 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Ebbetts Pass
SNOTEL 462
3" 0"
dagget pass
SNOTEL DAGN2
2.32" 0"
black springs
SNOTEL BLSC1
0.95" -0.12"
Leavitt Meadows
SNOTEL 575
1" 0"
Carson Pass
SNOTEL 1067
4" 0"
Marlette Lake
SNOTEL 615
7" 0"
Summit Meadow
SNOTEL 1052
1" 0"
Independence Camp
SNOTEL 539
1" 0"
Big Meadow
SNOTEL 340
5" 0"
tahoma .5 s, ca
SNOTEL CA-ED-9
0.22" 0"
bloods creek
SNOTEL BLCC1
3.6" 0.48"
Spratt Creek
SNOTEL 778
1" 0"
Independence Lake
SNOTEL 541
17" 0"
Mt Rose Ski Area
SNOTEL 652
15" 0"
Squaw Valley G.C.
SNOTEL 784
4" 1"
alpine meadows-base
SNOTEL AMBC1
4.47" 4.06"
Css Lab
SNOTEL 428
1" 0"
Poison Flat
SNOTEL 697
1" 0"
Sonora Pass
SNOTEL 771
1" 0"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
D.L. Bliss State Park 170 6,872 ft
Silver Valley 21 7,365 ft
Camp Richardson Complex 320 6,250 ft
Silvertip 23 7,545 ft
Caples Lake 34 7,897 ft
Emerald Bay State Park 100 6,548 ft
Bayview 13 6,819 ft
Campground by the Lake 170 6,256 ft
El Dorado None 6,255 ft
Upper Blue Lake Dam 25 8,162 ft
Lower Blue Lake 16 8,116 ft
Hope Valley 24 7,155 ft
Kirkwood Lake 12 7,674 ft
Middle Creek/Expansion 35 8,106 ft
Mosquito Lakes 11 8,063 ft
Lodgepole Overflow 30 7,346 ft
Lake Alpine 25 7,351 ft
Upper Blue Lake 32 8,172 ft
Camp Shelley None 6,256 ft
Fallen Leaf 206 6,345 ft
Pine Marten 32 7,334 ft
Nevada Beach 54 6,213 ft
Stanislaus River 25 6,204 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Dodge Ridge Ski Area 3" 57° 0"
Diamond Peak 0" 59° 0"
Bear Valley Mountain Resort 0" 56° 0"
Heavenly Ski Resort 0" 52° 0"
Northstar 0" 62° 0"
Sierra at Tahoe 0" 55° 0"
Granlibakken Ski Resort 0" 56° 0"
Kirkwood 4" 54° 0"
Squaw Valley 4" 56° 0"
Alpine Meadows Ski Area 0" 56° 0"
Homewood Mountain Resort 0" 56° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class