Attention Campers:

The Wrights Lake Campground is now open for reservations starting July 7, 2014.
Some sites are not available due to damage and a few sites are missing amenities. Check the site details for missing amenities prior to making a reservation.

For more information visit: http://tinyurl.com/ENFwind or call the Pacific Ranger Station at 530-644-2349


WRIGHTS LAKE, CA

Wrights Lake Campground is situated in the timber belt, close to the lake shore, looking up at the majestic rocky peaks of the Sierra Nevadas and Desolation Wilderness. The area is well-known for its hiking, wildflowers and birding.At nearly 7,000 feet in elevation, the campground...
Status: Open through Thu Oct 30 2014   Season Dates

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  • Cancellations must be made four days prior to the start of your reservation for a refund to be considered. Refund requests must be made through Recreation.gov; No refund requests will be processed on site.
  • Bears frequent the area; use appropriate food containers.
  • Equestrian sites must have at least one horse per site; horses are only allowed in the equestrian loop and on trails marked for equestrian use.
  • Only equestrian campsites are available first-come, first-serve during the reservation season (all other campsites require a reservation).
  • Additional fees apply for extra vehicles.
    • 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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    Nonspecific+ MANAGEMENT 6 35 Back-In
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    Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
    +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.
    *** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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    Overview

    Overview

    Wrights Lake Campground is situated in the timber belt, close to the lake shore, looking up at the majestic rocky peaks of the Sierra Nevadas and Desolation Wilderness. The area is well-known for its hiking, wildflowers and birding.

    Natural Features:

    At nearly 7,000 feet in elevation, the campground is surrounded by pine and fir trees with a grassy understory. Wildflowers bloom throughout the spring and summer seasons.

    Some sites are nestled among giant boulders, providing privacy for campers. The campground is close to Wrights Lake, a 40-acre body of water popular for its serene and quiet atmosphere.

    Recreation:

    The campground provides access to the lake, where visitors enjoy trout fishing, swimming and boating activities. Motorboats are prohibited in the area.

    Hikers will enjoy access to multiple foot and horseback riding trails within 5 miles of the campground. Various trailheads, including Bloodsucker, Rockbound and Twin Lakes trails, provide access to Desolation Wilderness.

    Educational programs are offered at the amphitheater, and mountain biking and off-road vehicle use is popular on Barrett Lake Jeep trail. Wilderness permits for day hiking are available at the trailheads, and overnight hiking permits are available at Pacific Ranger Station.

    Facilities:

    The campground offers dozens of campsites for tent, RV and equestrian camping. Several sites offer sweeping views of Wrights Lake.

    Each site is equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills, and firewood can be gathered in the area. Accessible vault toilets. A camp host is available during the daytime.

    Booking Window
    Thu Jul 31 2014 - Wed Jan 28 2015

    Reservations must be made 3 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 Mon Jul 07 2014 Tue Sep 02 2014
    Walk In Wed Sep 03 2014 Thu Oct 30 2014
    Peak Fri Jul 10 2015 Tue Sep 08 2015
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • Accessible Sites
    • Accessible Vault Toilets
    • Amphitheater
    • Beach Access
    • Birding
    • Boat Ramp
    • Campfire Rings
    • Canoeing
    • Drinking Water
    • Equestrian Camping
    • Firewood
    • Fishing
    • Grills
    • Horseback Riding Trails
    • Host
    • Non-Motorized Boating
    • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
    • Parking Area
    • Picnic Area
    • Rafting
    • Swimming
    • 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
    Jul 07 2014 -
    Sep 02 2014
    WALK TO $20.00
    TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $20.00-$36.00
    STANDARD NONELECTRIC $20.00-$36.00
    MANAGEMENT N/A
    EQUESTRIAN NONELECTRIC $20.00
    Walk In Season
    Sep 03 2014 -
    Oct 30 2014
    WALK TO $20.00
    TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $20.00-$36.00
    STANDARD NONELECTRIC $20.00-$36.00
    MANAGEMENT N/A
    EQUESTRIAN NONELECTRIC $20.00
    Peak Season
    Jul 10 2015 -
    Sep 08 2015
    WALK TO $20.00
    TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $20.00-$36.00
    STANDARD NONELECTRIC $20.00-$36.00
    MANAGEMENT N/A
    EQUESTRIAN 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):
    38.84944, -120.23111
    38°50'58"N, 120°13'52"W

    Take Highway 50 east of Placerville, California, for 11 miles. Turn left onto Ice House Road and continue for 9 miles, then turn right onto Wrights Lake tie road. After 2 miles, turn left onto Wrights Lake Road.
    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    WRIGHTS LAKE
    ELDORADO
      CA 

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (530)647-5415
    Additional Information