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LEWIS at FRENCH MEADOWS, CA

Lewis at French Meadows Campground is located on French Meadows Reservoir in the Tahoe National Forest, 40 miles from Foresthill. Visitors enjoy the area for its fishing, boating and trail opportunities.The campground sits on the north shore of French Meadows Reservoir in a coniferous...
Status: Open through Sat Sep 13 2014   Season Dates

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  • In accordance with standard industry practices, Tahoe Recreation will be assessing a $5 additional vehicle fee on the 'second vehicle' in each single family campsite, and on the 'third and fourth vehicle' in any double family campsite, provided these vehicles are not joined to the first vehicle by a hitch and towed onto the site. In the case of motorcycles, the first two are considered to be one vehicle and the third and fourth are also considered to be one vehicle. No additional vehicle fees are collected for bicycles.
  • 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).
  • Campground is 40 miles from Foresthill and not on Lake Tahoe
  • This is bear country; food must be stored in provided food storage lockers
  • First-come, first-served sites may be available
  • 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. Your comments are welcomed; visitors may collect a comment form from a campground host or click here, to submit feedback 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.
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Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Lewis at French Meadows Campground is located on French Meadows Reservoir in the Tahoe National Forest, 40 miles from Foresthill. Visitors enjoy the area for its fishing, boating and trail opportunities.

Natural Features:

The campground sits on the north shore of French Meadows Reservoir in a coniferous forest. Summer days can be hot, although evenings are cool.

Recreation:

Popular activities on the reservoir include boating, canoeing, fishing and swimming. A boat ramp is located within a mile of the campground. The North Fork American River can be accessed nearby and provides fishing and swimming.

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 single-family campsites, a few of which are accessible. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and a grill. Flush and vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Roads and parking spurs are paved.

Booking Window
Sun Aug 31 2014 - Fri Feb 27 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Fri May 23 2014 Sat Sep 13 2014
Peak Fri May 22 2015 Sat Sep 12 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Drinking Water
  • Fee booth
  • Firewood
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Grills
  • Host
  • Information Board
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Paved Roads
  • TRASH DUMPSTERS
  • Tables
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water Spigot
  • Waterfront Sites
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Lake Access
  • Swimming
Within 10 Miles
  • River Access
  • Trailheads
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 23 2014 -
Sep 13 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $20.00-$22.00
Peak Season
May 22 2015 -
Sep 12 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $20.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
39.13028, -120.41694
39°7'49"N, 120°25'1"W

Take Highway 80 to Foresthill Road. Travel 17 miles east to Foresthill. Turn right on Mosquito Ridge Road and travel 34 miles east to French Meadows Reservoir. Lewis is beyond French Meadows Campground on the north shore of the reservoir.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

LEWIS at FRENCH MEADOWS
American River Ranger District, 22830 Foresthill Road
Foresthill  CA  95631

Phone Number:

Information:  (530)478-0248