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COYOTE GROUP, CA

Photo: COYOTE GROUP
Status: Closed through Thu May 22 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Coyote Group Campground is located on the northeast end of French Meadows Reservoir, near the North Fork American River. It is part of the Tahoe National Forest, situated 40 miles from Foresthill. Visitors enjoy the area for its fishing, boating and trail opportunities.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated near the river, just north of French Meadows Reservoir. A coniferous forest covers the area. At an elevation of 5,200 feet, summertime temperatures are warm throughout the day and cool at night.

Recreation:

The North Fork American River provides visitors with ample opportunities for fishing and swimming. Popular activities on the nearby reservoir include boating, canoeing, fishing and swimming. Two boat ramps are located within three miles of the campground.

A variety of hiking and biking trails are found in the surrounding area, including some that provide access to the nearby Granite Chief Wilderness.

Facilities:

The campground offers four group campsites. The Black Bear site is accessible and can accommodate up to 50 people. Brush Wolf, Little Wolf and Prairie Wolf sites can accommodate up to 25 people each. Multiple picnic tables, campfire circles and grills are provided. Vault toilets and drinking water are available throughout the campground.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Biking
  • Campfire Circles
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Parking Area
  • River Access
  • Swimming
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Dump Station
  • Lake Access
Know Before You Go
  • Fire restrictions may be imposed at any time due to hot, dry weather conditions, at which time campfires and charcoal fires may not be allowed. For current fire conditions or weather closures contact the American River Ranger District (530) 367-2224 (voice), (530) 367-2226 (TDD).
  • This is bear country; all food must be stored in approved containers
  • An additional fee for extra vehicles will be collected at the campground
  • Last minute gas, ice and supplies should be purchased at Foresthill
  • For off season information email mwilkerson@clm-services.com
  • This facility is operated by Tahoe Recreation, doing business as California Land Management and comments are welcome; forms are available from campground hosts or online
  • Click here for more information on the Tahoe National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
39.13556, -120.41056
39°8'8"N, 120°24'38"W

From Auburn, Calif., take Highway 80 to the Foresthill Road, then travel 20 miles east to Foresthill. Turn right on Mosquito Ridge Road and continue east for 42 miles, to the French Meadows Reservoir. Follow signs to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

COYOTE GROUP
TAHOE
CA

Phone Number:

Information: (530)478-0248