California Camping Areas

Upper Blue Lake Dam

Upper Blue Lake Dam Camping Area is located in Lake County, California, and offers visitors a peaceful and serene camping experience. The camping area is located near the beautiful Upper Blue Lake, where visitors can enjoy picturesque views of the surrounding mountains and forests.

There are several nearby points of interest, including Clear Lake State Park, Mendocino National Forest, and several hiking trails. The campground also offers a variety of amenities, including picnic tables, fire rings, and access to clean drinking water. Visitors can choose between 20 campsites that are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

An interesting fact about the area is that Upper Blue Lake is a man-made reservoir that was created in 1908 by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company to generate hydroelectric power. The best time of year to visit is during the summer months, with average temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to low 80s. However, visitors should be prepared for cooler temperatures at night.

Overall, the Upper Blue Lake Dam Camping Area is a great choice for those seeking a peaceful and scenic camping experience in California's Lake County. Get driving directions.


Point of Interest
Hermit Valley

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Area Streamflow Levels

Nearby Campgrounds

Camping Area Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Bloomfield 2 20 7,966 ft
Crystal Springs 25 6,065 ft
Upper Blue Lake 32 8,172 ft
Bloomfield I 20 7,851 ft
Silver Valley 21 7,365 ft
Dardanelle 28 5,746 ft
Highland Lakes 35 8,632 ft
Spicer Meadow 43 6,649 ft
Silvertip 23 7,545 ft
Kit Carson 12 6,865 ft
Grover Hot Springs State Park 76 5,879 ft
Grouse Flat 10 7,218 ft
Mosquito Lakes 11 8,063 ft
Lake Alpine 25 7,351 ft
Hermit Valley 25 7,163 ft
Pacific Valley 15 7,533 ft
Lodgepole Overflow 30 7,346 ft
Turtle Rock Park 28 6,057 ft
Boulder Flat 20 5,621 ft
Hope Valley 24 7,155 ft
Pigeon Flat 7 5,973 ft
Middle Creek/Expansion 35 8,106 ft
Fence Creek 38 5,635 ft
Stanislaus River 25 6,204 ft
Clark Fork 88 6,120 ft
Upper Blue Lake Dam 25 8,162 ft
Lower Blue Lake 16 8,116 ft
Caples Lake 34 7,897 ft
Brightman 32 5,680 ft
Pine Marten 32 7,334 ft