California Camping Areas

Caples Lake

Caples Lake camping area in California offers stunning views of the surrounding Sierra Nevada mountains and the serene, crystal-clear lake. With hiking, fishing, and boating nearby, there are plenty of activities to keep campers entertained. The campsite has basic amenities such as restrooms and picnic tables, and reservations are recommended as the campground can fill up quickly during peak season. There are 62 campsites available on a first-come-first-serve basis. The best time to visit is between June and September with average temperatures ranging from 60°F to 80°F during the day and dropping to 30°F to 50°F at night. Get driving directions.


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Nearby Campgrounds

Camping Area Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Camp Shelley Numerous 6,256 ft
Nevada Beach 54 6,213 ft
Bayview 13 6,819 ft
Caples Lake 34 7,897 ft
D.L. Bliss State Park 170 6,872 ft
Hope Valley 24 7,155 ft
Lower Blue Lake 16 8,116 ft
Mosquito Lakes 11 8,063 ft
Camp Richardson Complex 320 6,250 ft
Campground by the Lake 170 6,256 ft
Lake Alpine 25 7,351 ft
Emerald Bay State Park 100 6,548 ft
Pine Marten 32 7,334 ft
Upper Blue Lake Dam 25 8,162 ft
Stanislaus River 25 6,204 ft
El Dorado Numerous 6,255 ft
Kirkwood Lake 12 7,674 ft
Silver Valley 21 7,365 ft
Middle Creek/Expansion 35 8,106 ft
Silvertip 23 7,545 ft
Fallen Leaf 206 6,345 ft
Lodgepole Overflow 30 7,346 ft
Upper Blue Lake 32 8,172 ft