SOUTH SHORE CAMPGROUND, CA

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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 of Lower Bear...

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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.

Activities 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
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.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

SOUTH SHORE CAMPGROUND
ELDORAD N.F.
  CA 

Phone Number:

Information:  (209)295-4251