SOUTH SHORE CAMPGROUND, CA

South Shore Campground is located next to Lower Bear River Reservoir in the Eldorado National Forest the central Sierra Nevada Mountains. It's a prime location for fishing and boating.The campground is nestled in a mixed conifer forest on a hillside just above the south shore ...
Status: Closed through Wed Oct 22 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • Bears frequent the area; all food must be kept in approved containers
  • Limit two vehicles per site; a fee will be charged for extra vehicles
  • Click here for more information on Eldorado 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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AREA SOUTH SHORE CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 12 25 Back-In
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AREA SOUTH SHORE CAMPGROUND TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC 6 0 Back-In
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AREA SOUTH SHORE CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 35 Back-In
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AREA SOUTH SHORE CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 12 25
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AREA SOUTH SHORE CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 12 35 Back-In
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AREA SOUTH SHORE CAMPGROUND TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC 6 0
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AREA SOUTH SHORE CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 18 35 Back-In
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AREA SOUTH SHORE CAMPGROUND TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC 6 0
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AREA SOUTH SHORE CAMPGROUND TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC 6 0
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+When you reserve one of these sites, it will not be a site specific reservation. You will be assigned a site when you arrive at the campground.
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
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Overview

Overview

South Shore Campground is located next to Lower Bear River Reservoir in the Eldorado National Forest the central Sierra Nevada Mountains. It's a prime location for fishing and boating.

Natural Features:

The campground is nestled in a mixed conifer forest on a hillside just above the south shore of Lower Bear River Reservoir at an elevation of 5,900 feet. Some campsites offer partial views of the lake through the trees.

A Mediterranean climate extends over most of the forest, with warm, dry summers and cold, wet winters.

Recreation:

Lower Bear Reservoir covers 166 acres and has 2.5 miles of shoreline. Activities include fishing, swimming, boating, canoeing and picnicking. Anglers may catch rainbow, brown and mackinaw trout. A boat ramp is located within a mile of the campground.

The Pardoe Trail can be accessed a short distance past nearby Upper Bear River Reservoir, and borders Mokelumne Wilderness.

Facilities:

Each campsite comes with a picnic table and grill. One campsite is accessible, as is one of the vault toilets. Drinking water is provided.

A general store is about a mile from the campground on the northern part of the reservoir.

Booking Window
Sun Oct 26 2014 - Wed Apr 22 2015

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

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Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Drinking Water
  • Grills
  • Host
  • Lake Access
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Area
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
Within 10 Miles
  • Bait Shop
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • General Store
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pay Phone
  • Swimming
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
General Season
Oct 22 2014 -
Oct 22 2015
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $22.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $22.00-$66.00
MANAGEMENT N/A

*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):
38.53306, -120.23472
38°31'59"N, 120°14'5"W

From Pioneer, CA, take State Route 88 east 21.9 miles to Bear River Lake Resort sign. Turn left at the sign and go 3.4 miles to campground on right side of the road.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

SOUTH SHORE CAMPGROUND
ELDORAD N.F.
  CA 

Phone Number:

Information:  (209)295-4251