hikercentralsearch camps
US Campgrounds > California > Alpine County > Upper Blue Lake Campground

nearby attractionsamenitiesmapcontact infoform

 
 
 

Upper Blue Lake Campground, Northern Sierra Nevada, California

   

Custom Search

 

We camped at Upper Blue Lake on 8/20/11. It is a really beautiful place and we had a great day. The night, however, was a different story. The campground does not have bear boxes and our attempt at hiding our food was unsuccessful. It was difficult to sleep in a tent while two bears were just feet away eating all of our food. Needless to say we didn't get much sleep and left as soon as we could pack everything up in the morning because we had nothing to eat. If we had known that there were no bear boxes we either would not have gone at all, or we would have not taken a truck. It appeared as though the other campers who drove SUV's didn't have issues with bears. Says Tracy

Me
 
    the wife and in laws went to the Upper Blue lake dam site, and it was amazing. The care takers were more than nice. Very clean sites, some close (group camping) some with a large space between. Forrest and granite mountains with water
 falls leading to the river very beautiful. I will be returning :) Says Jeff

In the event that natural attractiveness is what you crave, this primitive campground is what you need. Unsurprisingly conveniences are few in a primitive campground like Upper Blue Lake Campground. Primitive camping at a campround like Upper Blue Lake Campground is a good way to be near the outdoors. Getting to this primitive campground can be quite tough, but it's well worth it. California has so much to offer nature lovers. Some of the things you can do here at Upper Blue Lake Campground are fishing, playing golf, whitewater paddling, hiking, and swimming, so most likely you want to stay for a while.
So many enjoyable
 
things close to Upper Blue Lake Campground; it is a nice campground. Camping out indisputably is a pleasant thing to do; Upper Blue Lake Campground in California is a really nice spot to spend some time.  

Kirkwood Mountain Resort, Kirkwood

8 miles away
  
Tahoe Valley Lodge, South Lake Tahoe

15 miles away
  
Heavenly Valley Lodge B And B, South Lake Tahoe

16 miles away
  
Budget Inn South Lake Tahoe, South Lake Tahoe

17 miles away


Other campgrounds near Upper Blue Lake Campground, Northern Sierra Nevada, California:

   PG and E - Carson Pass - Upper Blue Lake, Markleeville, 1 miles away
      
   Upper Blue Lake Damsite, Markleeville, 1 miles away
      
   PG and E - Carson Pass - Upper Blue Lake Dam, Markleeville, 1 miles away
      
   Damsite Campground, Alpine County, 1 miles away
      
   Middle Creek Expansion, Markleeville, 1 miles away
      
   Middle Creek Campground, Alpine County, 1 miles away
      
   Forestdale Creek, Kirkwood, 2 miles away
      
   Lower Blue Lake Campground, Alpine County, 3 miles away
      
   Hope Valley Dispersed, Markleeville, 4 miles away
      
   Carson Pass Sno-Park, Kirkwood, 4 miles away
      

Marinas near Upper Blue Lake Campground, Northern Sierra Nevada, California:

   Fallen Leaf Marina, South Lake Tahoe, 15 miles away

   Tahoe Keys Marina, South Lake Tahoe, 16 miles away

   Timber Cove Marina, South Lake Tahoe, 17 miles away

   Ski Run Marina, South Lake Tahoe, 17 miles away

   Richardson's Resort and Marina, South Lake Tahoe, 17 miles away


Paddling Rivers Near Upper Blue Lake Campground, Northern Sierra Nevada, California:

   Mokelumne River - North Fork, Alpine/ Amador/ Calaveras County, 7 miles away
      Class V+ - 24.9 miles long (Route 4 Bridge to Salt Springs Reservoir)

   Carson River - East Fork, Alpine County, 13 miles away
      Class II - 20 miles long (Hangman's Bridge to CA-NV border)

   Carson River - East Fork, Alpine County, 13 miles away
      Class II - 20 miles long (Hangman's Bridge to Gardnerville)

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

   Carson River - East Fork, Alpine County, 16 miles away
      Class III - 7.3 miles long (Cave Rock to Hangman's Bridge)


Public Lands near Upper Blue Lake Campground, Northern Sierra Nevada, California:

   Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park - CA, 61 miles away
      
   Grover Hot Springs State Park, California, 9 miles away

   Washoe Meadows State Park, California, 14 miles away

   Emerald Bay State Park, California, 20 miles away

   D. L. Bliss State Park, California, 21 miles away

   Stanislaus National Forest, California, 24 miles away


Trails near Upper Blue Lake Campground, Northern Sierra Nevada, California:

   Charity Valley Trail, Alpine County, 6 miles away
      4.5 hiking miles, 2275 feet elevation difference

   Burnside Lake Trail, Alpine County, 7 miles away
      3.4 hiking miles, 2762 feet elevation difference

   Hawley Grade Trail, El Dorado County, 10 miles away
      1.8 hiking miles, 920 feet elevation difference

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

   Pacific Crest Trail - section 13, overlapping County, 12 miles away
      66 hiking miles, 3818 feet elevation difference


Beaches Near Upper Blue Lake Campground, Northern Sierra Nevada, California:

   El Dorado Beach, El Dorado County, 17 miles away

   Pope Beach, El Dorado County, 17 miles away

   Kiva Beach, El Dorado County, 18 miles away

   Baldwin Beach, El Dorado County, 18 miles away


Golf Courses Near Upper Blue Lake Campground, Northern Sierra Nevada, California:

   Tahoe Paradise Golf Course, South Lake Tahoe, 12 miles away

   Lake Tahoe Golf Course, South Lake Tahoe, 13 miles away

   Bijou Municipal Golf Course, South Lake Tahoe, 17 miles away

   Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, Stateline, 18 miles away


Lakes Near Upper Blue Lake Campground, Northern Sierra Nevada, California:

   Round Top Lake, Alpine County, 4 miles away

   Woods Lake, Alpine County, 4 miles away

   Frog Lake, Alpine County, 6 miles away

   Wheeler Lake, Alpine County, 7 miles away

   Round Lake, El Dorado County, 7 miles away


Current weather conditions at Upper Blue Lake Campground, Northern Sierra Nevada, California
WXPort

Local climate location: TAHOE VALLEY FAA AP 6 miles away


Outdoors Recreation Near Gardnerville Ranchos, Nevada
Outdoors recreation in the vicinity of Gardnerville Ranchos, Nevada, the metro area neareast to Upper Blue Lake Campground. Find info on campgrounds, marinas, hiking trails, ski resorts, lakes, beaches, parks, whitewater, golf courses and more.

OTHER_INFO
  California Campgrounds
Complete list of all campgrounds in California

Alpine County Campgrounds
Complete list of all campgrounds in Alpine County

Books about campgrounds in California
List of books available on Amazon.com about campgrounds in California.
 

Copyright © Stratus-Pikpuk, Inc.