California Camping Areas

Upper Blue Lake

The Upper Blue Lake camping area is a peaceful and scenic destination in northern California. The campground is nestled in the heart of Mendocino National Forest and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and forests. Nearby points of interest include the historic mining town of Ukiah, Clear Lake State Park, and the Mendocino National Forest Visitor Center.

The campground amenities include picnic tables, fire rings, restrooms, and drinking water. It is a first-come, first-serve campground with 20 individual campsites and 2 group sites. An interesting fact about the area is that it is home to a variety of wildlife, including black bears, mountain lions, and bald eagles.

The best time of year to visit Upper Blue Lake is from June through September, with average temperatures ranging from 65 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Visitors can enjoy fishing, boating, hiking, and scenic drives in the area. Overall, Upper Blue Lake camping area is a great destination for those seeking a peaceful retreat in the great outdoors. Get driving directions.


Point of Interest
Hermit Valley

Weather Forecast

Area Streamflow Levels

Nearby Campgrounds

Camping Area Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Middle Creek/Expansion 35 8,106 ft
Upper Blue Lake Dam 25 8,162 ft
Lower Blue Lake 16 8,116 ft
Brightman 32 5,680 ft
Grover Hot Springs State Park 76 5,879 ft
Grouse Flat 10 7,218 ft
Pine Marten 32 7,334 ft
Silvertip 23 7,545 ft
Lake Alpine 25 7,351 ft
Caples Lake 34 7,897 ft
Mosquito Lakes 11 8,063 ft
Lodgepole Overflow 30 7,346 ft
Fallen Leaf 206 6,345 ft
Fence Creek 38 5,635 ft
Bloomfield I 20 7,851 ft
Boulder Flat 20 5,621 ft
Bloomfield 2 20 7,966 ft
Crystal Springs 25 6,065 ft
Silver Valley 21 7,365 ft
Stanislaus River 25 6,204 ft
Spicer Meadow 43 6,649 ft
Upper Blue Lake 32 8,172 ft
Pacific Valley 15 7,533 ft
Kirkwood Lake 12 7,674 ft
Hermit Valley 25 7,163 ft
Kit Carson 12 6,865 ft
Hope Valley 24 7,155 ft