Kirkwood Lake


Kirkwood Lake features 12 non-reservable first come first serve campsites perched at an elevation of 7674.0ft 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
Ward C At Hwy 89 Nr Tahoe Pines Ca
USGS 10336676
9 cfs 5.5 ft
Eagle Rock Ck Nr Stateline
USGS 103367592
1 cfs 5.3 ft
Truckee R Nr Truckee Ca
USGS 10338000
71 cfs 1.6 ft
Hunter C Nr Reno
USGS 10347600
2 cfs 6.9 ft
Blackwood C Nr Tahoe City Ca
USGS 10336660
12 cfs 8.2 ft
Ash Canyon Ck Nr Carson City
USGS 10311200
2 cfs 4.0 ft
Eleanor C Nr Hetch Hetchy Ca
USGS 11278000
7 cfs 9.7 ft
Donner C A Donner Lk Nr Truckee Ca
USGS 10338500
18 cfs 3.2 ft
Little Truckee R Bl Boca Dam Nr Truckee Ca
USGS 10344500
6 cfs 0.6 ft
Aspen C Abv Leviathan Mine Nr Markleeville Ca
USGS 103087891
0 cfs 0.4 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
dagget pass
SNOTEL DAGN2
2.32" 0"
bloods creek
SNOTEL BLCC1
3.6" 0.48"
tahoma .5 s, ca
SNOTEL CA-ED-9
0.22" 0"
Spratt Creek
SNOTEL 778
1" 0"
alpine meadows-base
SNOTEL AMBC1
4.47" 4.06"
Ebbetts Pass
SNOTEL 462
3" 0"
Poison Flat
SNOTEL 697
1" 0"
Independence Camp
SNOTEL 539
1" 0"
Independence Lake
SNOTEL 541
17" 0"
Mt Rose Ski Area
SNOTEL 652
15" 0"
Leavitt Meadows
SNOTEL 575
1" 0"
Carson Pass
SNOTEL 1067
4" 0"
black springs
SNOTEL BLSC1
0.95" -0.12"
Big Meadow
SNOTEL 340
5" 0"
Sonora Pass
SNOTEL 771
1" 0"
Summit Meadow
SNOTEL 1052
1" 0"
Squaw Valley G.C.
SNOTEL 784
4" 1"
Marlette Lake
SNOTEL 615
7" 0"
blue canyon alert
SNOTEL BLUC1
0.21" -0.24"
Css Lab
SNOTEL 428
1" 0"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Lodgepole Overflow 30 7,346 ft
Silver Valley 21 7,365 ft
Campground by the Lake 170 6,256 ft
Camp Richardson Complex 320 6,250 ft
Bayview 13 6,819 ft
Stanislaus River 25 6,204 ft
Pine Marten 32 7,334 ft
Nevada Beach 54 6,213 ft
Camp Shelley None 6,256 ft
Fallen Leaf 206 6,345 ft
El Dorado None 6,255 ft
Silvertip 23 7,545 ft
Lake Alpine 25 7,351 ft
D.L. Bliss State Park 170 6,872 ft
Kirkwood Lake 12 7,674 ft
Silver Fork 35 5,531 ft
Upper Blue Lake 32 8,172 ft
Emerald Bay State Park 100 6,548 ft
Caples Lake 34 7,897 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Diamond Peak 0" 59° 0"
Kirkwood 4" 54° 0"
Heavenly Ski Resort 0" 52° 0"
Dodge Ridge Ski Area 3" 57° 0"
Bear Valley Mountain Resort 0" 56° 0"
Granlibakken Ski Resort 0" 56° 0"
Alpine Meadows Ski Area 0" 56° 0"
Squaw Valley 4" 56° 0"
Northstar 0" 62° 0"
Sierra at Tahoe 0" 55° 0"
Homewood Mountain Resort 0" 56° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class