Lower Blue Lake


Lower Blue Lake features 16 non-reservable first come first serve campsites perched at an elevation of 8116.0ft 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.

Campers can expect temps to be reaching 12.84 today, with clear sky and wind gusts up to 2.71mph.

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
Daggett Creek Near Genoa
USGS 10310400
2 cfs 0.8 ft
Leviathan C Ab Mine Nr Markleeville Ca
USGS 10308783
0 cfs 3.0 ft
Up Truckee R A South Lake Tahoe Ca
USGS 10336610
2 cfs 2.9 ft
Eagle Valley Creek At Carson City
USGS 10311300
0 cfs 4.1 ft
Donner C A Donner Lk Nr Truckee Ca
USGS 10338500
4 cfs 3.0 ft
Incline Ck Nr Crystal Bay
USGS 10336700
1 cfs 1.4 ft
Bryant C Nr Gardnerville
USGS 10308800
7 cfs 5.4 ft
Blackwood C Nr Tahoe City Ca
USGS 10336660
2 cfs 7.7 ft
Truckee R Nr Truckee Ca
USGS 10338000
390 cfs 2.5 ft
Lk Eleanor Div To Cherry Lake Nr Hetch Hetchy Ca
USGS 11277100
1 cfs ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Tahoe City Cross
SNOTEL 809
1" 0"
black springs
SNOTEL BLSC1
0.19" 0.11"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Silvertip 23 7,545 ft
Crystal Springs 25 6,065 ft
Mosquito Lakes 11 8,063 ft
Lodgepole Overflow 30 7,346 ft
Kit Carson 12 6,865 ft
Niagra Creek 16 6,541 ft
Upper Blue Lake Dam 25 8,162 ft
Stanislaus River 25 6,204 ft
Bloomfield 2 20 7,966 ft
Clark Fork 88 6,120 ft
Highland Lakes 35 8,632 ft
Spicer Meadow 43 6,649 ft
Silver Creek-Hwy 4 26 6,778 ft
Pine Marten 32 7,334 ft
Hope Valley 24 7,155 ft
Dardanelle 28 5,746 ft
Eureka Valley 28 6,101 ft
Lower Blue Lake 16 8,116 ft
Middle Creek/Expansion 35 8,106 ft
Bloomfield I 20 7,851 ft
Boulder Flat 20 5,621 ft
Caples Lake 34 7,897 ft
Pacific Valley 15 7,533 ft
Silver Valley 21 7,365 ft
Lake Alpine 25 7,351 ft
Fence Creek 38 5,635 ft
Hermit Valley 25 7,163 ft
Upper Blue Lake 32 8,172 ft
Brightman 32 5,680 ft
Turtle Rock Park 28 6,057 ft
Sand Flat 68 6,151 ft
Pigeon Flat 7 5,973 ft
Grouse Flat 10 7,218 ft
Grover Hot Springs State Park 76 5,879 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Squaw Valley -1" 80° 0"
Heavenly Ski Resort -1" 75° 0"
Bear Valley Mountain Resort -1" 76° 0"
Granlibakken Ski Resort -2" 81° 0"
Sierra at Tahoe -1" 77° 0"
Alpine Meadows Ski Area -2" 81° 0"
Dodge Ridge Ski Area -1" 76° 0"
Kirkwood -2" 74° 0"
Homewood Mountain Resort -2" 81° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class