Wrights Lake Campground


Campground Type
Forest Service / BLM

Northern California

Campground Details

Open: Seasonal
Number of Sites: 83

About: At 7000 feet in elevation, this facility is situated in the timber belt close to the lake shore and looks up at the majestic rocky peaks of the Sierra Nevadas and Desolation Wilderness. The area is well-known for its hiking, wildflowers, and bird life. In a normal snow year, the season generally runs from early July to mid-October. Other opportunities in the area are amphitheater programs, mountain biking, horse camping, four-wheel driving on Barrett Lake Jeep trail (late July), and fishing. Wilderness permits are required for both day hiking (available at the trailhead) and overnight (available at Pacific Ranger Station).

Water: Yes

Restrictions: No camping is allowed at Wright's Lake without a reservation from July 6 through September 7. First-come, first-serve camping is only available in the Equestrian Campground.

Restrooms: Vault Toilet

Directions: Highway 50 east of Placerville for 23 miles, left 11 miles north on Ice House Road. Right 9 miles on Wrights Lake Tie Road. Left 2 miles north on Wrights Lake Road.

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