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Attention: New for the 2014 season: Specific sites can be reserved.

VERMILLION, CA

Photo: VERMILLION
Status: Closed through Thu May 22 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Vermillion Campground is located on the northwest shore of Edison Lake, in a shady stand of Ponderosa pine. Most sites provide lake views. The campground is ideal for tents, as well as small RVs. Visitors can enjoy mountain views of the surrounding John Muir and Ansel Adams Wilderness areas.

Natural Features:

The Sierra National Forest, located on the western slope of the central Sierra Nevada, is known for its spectacular mountain scenery and abundant natural resources.

The terrain includes rolling, oak-covered foothills, heavily forested middle elevation slopes and the starkly beautiful alpine landscape of the High Sierra.

Recreation:

Edison Lake has a free public boat launch. Canoeing and kayaking near the shoreline are popular activities. Anglers can fish for rainbow, brown or brook trout. Sandy beaches within the campground provide lake access for swimming.

Campfire programs are offered throughout the summer. Numerous hiking and equestrian trails are in the area.

Facilities:

Each campsite has a picnic table, campfire ring and bear-proof food storage locker, all set off a bit from the parking spur. Some sites are sloped and not suitable for tent camping. Vault toilets are provided. A water spigot is located on-site, but boiling the water is recommended.

Limited supplies and pay showers are available at the Vermillion Valley Resort, which is within walking distance.

Nearby Attractions:

Vermillion Campground is an excellent base for exploring the Ansel Adams or John Muir Wilderness Areas. The Vermillion Valley Resort offers ferry rides across the lake to trails within the Ansel Adams Wilderness.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Beach Access
  • Campfire Rings
  • Educational Programs
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Host
  • Lake Access
  • Parking Area
  • Pets Allowed
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water Spigot
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Rentals
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • General Store
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Kayaking
  • Restaurant
  • Showers
Know Before You Go
  • This is bear country; please keep all food and scented items in provided bear-proof lockers
  • RVs and motor homes over 25 feet are not recommended on Kaiser Road due to single-lane road with blind curves.
  • In accordance with standard industry practices, Sierra Recreation will be assessing a $7 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 as one vehicle for determining additional vehicle fees. The third and fourth motorcycle would also be considered as one vehicle. No additional vehicle fees are collected for bicycles.
  • This facility is operated by Sierra Recreation, A Division of California Land Management, and your comments are appreciated; comment forms are available from campground hosts or on CLM's website
  • Click here to learn more about the Sierra National Forest
  • 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 High Sierra Ranger District, Sierra National Forest (559) 855-5355
    • 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):
    37.37917, -119.00972
    37°22'45"N, 119°0'35"W

    From Clovis, take Highway 168 east to Shaver Lake. Continue through Shaver Lake to Huntington Lake. At the east end of Huntington Lake, turn right on the Kaiser Pass Road (at Eastwood Visitor Center). Travel 17 miles to the Edison Lake Road. Turn left toward Edison Lake and travel 7 miles to the campground.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    VERMILLION

    CA

    Phone Number:

    Information: (559)893-2111