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Velma Lakes, Northern Sierra Nevada, California

   

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AMENITIES:
Fishing
Cabins
Store
Picnic and Barbecue area is available

Activities: fishing, hiking and horseback riding

The positive atmosphere and loads of entertaining stuff to do have loads of folks coming here.
It's just not possible to run out of entertaining stuff to do close to Velma Lakes; camping is such a fun thing to do, and this is a great spot to do that. Lots of people stay at Velma Lakes so they can go to Emerald Bay State Park.
This sector of California has a great deal of outdoors activities offered. Velma Lakes is a wonderful campground to use as a base while enjoying the Northern Sierra Nevada.
Velma Lakes
 
    is an old favorite with the people from Tahoma. The great local attractions and all the outdoors recreation will make you pleased you came. When was the last time you went camping? Velma Lakes in California is a great spot to go.
 There are 8 great ski lifts at Homewood, a ski hill boasting a great 1,650-foot vertical drop and 56 ski runs. Homewood receives an average of 29 feet of white snow per winter. Homewood is a great ski hill with 1,260 acres of skiable land. 35% of the ski runs are black and red and 65% are intermediate or beginner. Everybody enjoys Sierra at Tahoe and its 2,000 acres of skiable territory. 75% of the runs are beginner and intermediate while 25% of them are demanding and suitable for experienced skiers. 12 ski lifts bring skiers up the mountain, so they can enjoy the 46 runs of the close by ski resort, Sierra at Tahoe. Sierra at Tahoe has a height difference of 2,212 feet and has 40 feet of good  
snow per season. There's a fine 9.6-mile-from-beginning-to-end class IV-V whitewater sweep on American River - South Fork nearby, the Strawberry to Kyburz sector.  

Granlibakken Tahoe, Tahoe City

12 miles away
  
Beach Retreat And Lodge At Tahoe, South Lake Tahoe

12 miles away
  
Tahoe Lakeshore Lodge And Spa, South Lake Tahoe

13 miles away
  
Americas Best Value Inn, Tahoe City

13 miles away


Other campgrounds near Velma Lakes, Northern Sierra Nevada, California:

   Fontanillis Lake, South Lake Tahoe, 1 miles away
      
   Dicks Lake, South Lake Tahoe, 1 miles away
      
   Eagle Falls Campground, El Dorado County, 3 miles away
      
   Bayview Campground, El Dorado County, 3 miles away
      
   Bayview, South Lake Tahoe, 3 miles away
      
   Pacific Crest Trail Trailcamp 1103.8 - Susie Lake Outlet, Twin Bridges, 3 miles away
      
   Emerald Bay, Tahoma, 4 miles away
      
   D L Bliss State Park - Pines Camp Ground, South Lake Tahoe, 4 miles away
      
   D L Bliss State Park - Ridge Camp Ground, South Lake Tahoe, 4 miles away
      
   Upper Eagle Point Campground, El Dorado County, 4 miles away
      

Marinas near Velma Lakes, Northern Sierra Nevada, California:

   Meeks Bay Marina, Tahoma, 6 miles away

   Fallen Leaf Marina, South Lake Tahoe, 6 miles away

   Richardson's Resort and Marina, South Lake Tahoe, 7 miles away

   Camp Richardson Marina, South Lake Tahoe, 7 miles away

   Homewood Marina, Homewood, 8 miles away


Paddling Rivers Near Velma Lakes, Northern Sierra Nevada, California:

   American River - South Fork, El Dorado County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V - 9.6 miles long (Strawberry to Kyburz)

   Silver Creek - South Fork, El Dorado County, 11 miles away
      Class V+ - 2 miles long (Atherton Flat to Ice House Reservoir)

   American River - South Fork, El Dorado County, 13 miles away
      Class III-V - 9.6 miles long (Kyburz to Riverton)

   American River - South Fork, El Dorado County, 23 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.5 miles long (Riverton to Peavine Ridge Road)

   Rubicon River, Placer / El Dorado County, 23 miles away
      Class V - 20.3 miles long (Ellicott Bridge to Ralston Afterbay)


Public Lands near Velma Lakes, Northern Sierra Nevada, California:

   Emerald Bay State Park, California, 4 miles away

   D. L. Bliss State Park, California, 4 miles away

   Sugar Pine Point State Park, California, 6 miles away

   Washoe Meadows State Park, California, 9 miles away

   Burton Creek State Park, California, 14 miles away


Trails near Velma Lakes, Northern Sierra Nevada, California:

   General Creek Trail, El Dorado County, 5 miles away
       11.2 hiking miles, 1596 feet elevation difference

   Pacific Crest Trail - section 14, overlapping County, 8 miles away
      54.3 hiking miles, 2897 feet elevation difference

   Red Peak Trail, El Dorado County, 8 miles away
      6.5 hiking miles, 1766 feet elevation difference

   Highland Trail, El Dorado County, 8 miles away
      8 hiking miles, 2237 feet elevation difference

   Windmiller Trail, El Dorado County, 9 miles away
      2.9 hiking miles, 1011 feet elevation difference

   Hawley Grade Trail, El Dorado County, 11 miles away
      1.8 hiking miles, 920 feet elevation difference

   Loon Lake Trail, El Dorado County, 11 miles away
      2.7 hiking miles, 556 feet elevation difference


Beaches Near Velma Lakes, Northern Sierra Nevada, California:

   Lester Beach, El Dorado County, 5 miles away

   Calawee Cove Beach, El Dorado County, 5 miles away

   Baldwin Beach, El Dorado County, 6 miles away

   Kiva Beach, El Dorado County, 7 miles away

   Pope Beach, El Dorado County, 8 miles away


Golf Courses Near Velma Lakes, Northern Sierra Nevada, California:

   Tahoe Paradise Golf Course, South Lake Tahoe, 10 miles away

   Lake Tahoe Golf Course, South Lake Tahoe, 10 miles away

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

   Tahoe City Golf Course, Tahoe City, 13 miles away

   Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, Stateline, 15 miles away


Lakes Near Velma Lakes, Northern Sierra Nevada, California:

   Grouse Lake, El Dorado County, 5 miles away

   Lake Number Three, El Dorado County, 6 miles away

   Cup Lake, El Dorado County, 7 miles away

   Pearl Lake, El Dorado County, 8 miles away

   Lake Tahoe, Placer County, 12 miles away


Current weather conditions at Velma Lakes, Northern Sierra Nevada, California
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Local climate location: TAHOE CITY 10 miles away


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