California Camping Areas

Kirkwood Lake

Kirkwood Lake camping area is a scenic campground located in the state of California. Situated in the breathtaking Sierra Nevada Mountains, it offers a range of amenities for campers to enjoy. The campground provides spacious sites for tents and RVs, clean restrooms, and picnic tables for outdoor dining. It also features a beautiful lake perfect for fishing and boating activities.

Reservations are accepted at Kirkwood Lake camping area, allowing visitors to secure their spot in advance. This is particularly recommended during peak season and weekends when the campground tends to fill up quickly.

The best time of year to visit Kirkwood Lake camping area is during the summer months when the weather is warm and the lake is ideal for swimming and water activities. However, it is important to note that the campground is only open from May to October, so plan accordingly.

Visitors to Kirkwood Lake camping area should be aware of the local wildlife, including bears and mountain lions. It is crucial to properly store food and dispose of trash to avoid attracting these animals. Additionally, campers should be prepared for cool nights, even during the summer, as temperatures can drop significantly. Overall, Kirkwood Lake camping area provides a picturesque setting for outdoor enthusiasts to experience the beauty of nature in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains. Get driving directions.


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Camping Area Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Camp Shelley Numerous 6,256 ft
Campground by the Lake 170 6,256 ft
Fallen Leaf 206 6,345 ft
Silver Fork 35 5,531 ft
Kirkwood Lake 12 7,674 ft
Silver Valley 21 7,365 ft
Camp Richardson Complex 320 6,250 ft
Upper Blue Lake 32 8,172 ft
Pine Marten 32 7,334 ft
Stanislaus River 25 6,204 ft
Lodgepole Overflow 30 7,346 ft
D.L. Bliss State Park 170 6,872 ft
Caples Lake 34 7,897 ft
El Dorado Numerous 6,255 ft
Silvertip 23 7,545 ft
Emerald Bay State Park 100 6,548 ft
Bayview 13 6,819 ft
Lake Alpine 25 7,351 ft
Nevada Beach 54 6,213 ft