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Shriner Lake Campground, Northern Sierra Nevada, California

   

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Since Shriner Lake is at the top of a ridge. It nearly dries up in the later summer months and due to it's remoteness, is a watering hole for every critter (read: bears and pumas included).

The trail takes an hour minimum to walk EACH WAY and plan on getting eaten alive by the mosquitoes during the first 3/4 mile that climbs over 700feet through the woods. You can't go fast, the elevation takes your breath away if you're not used to it and mosquitoes like the cover of the brush and the fact that you can't move faster than 2mph here. There IS a great view of Mokelumne Peak, but one that can be seen from the highway (slightly further away and just slightly different angle)
 
    without the hour long hike and suspension demolishing drive from Hiway 88 to the trailhead.

Oh, and the resorts at Kirkwood are technically only around 10 miles away... As the crow flies. Travel time between - more like 2 1/4
 hours.
In all honesty, the only good thing about Shriner Lake is that, since it really has nothing to offer except the seclusion that NO AMMENITIES within MILES .

By the way, the campground is a wide spot at the end of a trail in the mud next to the water. Mosquitos are HUGE and plentiful.
Bear Valley ski resort is almost three hours away - more if you count the fact that it's about an hour hike out of Shriner lake to the trailhead and then another hour out to highway 88.

Kirkwood Meadow Ski Resort is closer by at least 1. 5 hours.

Salt Springs Resevoir? From Shriner Lake to Salt Springs you're looking at an hour hike and a minimum of a two hour drive. And that's
 
if you know the roads and shorcuts which, by the way, are not suitable for ''highway cars''. Says Trevor

There are a few fire rings and I am sure it is a lovely spot to camp. It is a 1.6 mile hike from the Tanglefoot trail head. There are no facilities... but a very pretty little lake Says Anonymous

 

Tamarack Lodge At Bear Valley, Bear Valley

10 miles away
  
Kirkwood Mountain Resort, Kirkwood

10 miles away
  
Tahoe Valley Lodge, South Lake Tahoe

24 miles away
  
Inn By The Lake, South Lake Tahoe

26 miles away


Other campgrounds near Shriner Lake Campground, Northern Sierra Nevada, California:

   Shriner Lake, Kirkwood, 0 miles away
      
   Cole Creek Area, Kyburz, 3 miles away
      
   Salt Springs Campground, Amador County, 4 miles away
      
   Bear River Group, Kyburz, 5 miles away
      
   Shot Rock Vista Campground, Amador County, 5 miles away
      
   Pardoes Point, Kyburz, 6 miles away
      
   Bear River Lake Resort, Pioneer, 6 miles away
      
   Sugar Pine Point, Kyburz, 6 miles away
      
   Tragedy Spring Campground, El Dorado County, 6 miles away
      
   South Shore, Kyburz, 6 miles away
      

Marinas near Shriner Lake Campground, Northern Sierra Nevada, California:

   Bear River Lake Resort, Pioneer, 14 miles away

   Fallen Leaf Marina, South Lake Tahoe, 20 miles away


Paddling Rivers Near Shriner Lake Campground, Northern Sierra Nevada, California:

   Mokelumne River - North Fork, Amador/ Calaveras County, 10 miles away
      Class III-V - 14.8 miles long (Close to Bear River to Tiger Creek Afterbay)

   Stanislaus River - North Fork, Calaveras/ Tuolumne County, 13 miles away
      Class III-V - 3 miles long (Board's Crossing to Calaveras Big Trees)

   American River - South Fork, El Dorado County, 14 miles away
      Class IV-V - 9.6 miles long (Strawberry to Kyburz)

   American River - South Fork, El Dorado County, 16 miles away
      Class III-V - 9.6 miles long (Kyburz to Riverton)

   Silver Creek - South Fork, El Dorado County, 17 miles away
      Class V+ - 2 miles long (Atherton Flat to Ice House Reservoir)


Public Lands near Shriner Lake Campground, Northern Sierra Nevada, California:

   Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park - CA, 62 miles away
      
   Calaveras Big Trees State Park, California, 16 miles away

   Eldorado National Forest, California, 20 miles away

   Washoe Meadows State Park, California, 21 miles away

   Emerald Bay State Park, California, 24 miles away

   Grover Hot Springs State Park, California, 24 miles away


Trails near Shriner Lake Campground, Northern Sierra Nevada, California:

   Emigrant Trail, Alpine County, 10 miles away
      1.2 hiking miles, 463 feet elevation difference

   Hawley Grade Trail, El Dorado County, 17 miles away
      1.8 hiking miles, 920 feet elevation difference

   Windmiller Trail, El Dorado County, 18 miles away
      2.9 hiking miles, 1011 feet elevation difference


Golf Courses Near Shriner Lake Campground, Northern Sierra Nevada, California:

   Tahoe Paradise Golf Course, South Lake Tahoe, 20 miles away


Lakes Near Shriner Lake Campground, Northern Sierra Nevada, California:

   Mud Lake, Amador County, 4 miles away

   Salt Springs Reservoir, Amador County, 4 miles away

   Silver Lake, Amador County, 8 miles away

   Frog Lake, Alpine County, 11 miles away

   Lake Alpine, Alpine County, 11 miles away


Current weather conditions at Shriner Lake Campground, Northern Sierra Nevada, California
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Local climate location: TAHOE VALLEY FAA AP 11 miles away


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