- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 20% off
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Lots of intermediate and advanced mountain biking trails. Great road biking if you like mountains. Ebbetts Pass is well know ...Read more
Lake Alpine, Stanislaus River, Spicer Reservior
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Rent from Bear Valley Adventure Company for use of Lake Alpine, Spicer, Utica or Union Reservoirs
Close by at Cabbage Patch (forest road at 7NO9 or 7N11 ... lots of parking at Tamarack Lodge for trailers.
Box Canyon up in Bear Valley Village
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Lake Alpine, Spicer, Uticia and Union Reservoirs.
Everywhere in the Wilderness Area's.
Natural features you'll find at Campsite in the Willows - Tamarack in California.
Mercer Caverns in Muprhys and Moaning Cavern in Vallecito.
Stanislaus National Forest
Grover Hot Springs in Markleeville off 89, only a 1:15 minute drive over Ebbetts Pass.
Lake Alpine, Spicer Uticia and Union Rerservoirs - Granite terrain up at 7000 feet. Beautiful vista from across the waters.
GAINT Sequoia at Big Trees State Park
River, stream or creek
Stanislaus River, East Carson River
Stanislaus Camp Ground walk down to the water slides and swimming hole.
Secret Waterfall behind Tamarack Lodge.
The vibe at Campsite in the Willows - Tamarack
Places to see near CAMPING!-Tamarack, population 9
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Great place to camp and Vicky and her husband were very accommodating! Beautiful scenic sites and if needed, a short walk to the communal kitchen, patio and restrooms. There are lakes, hikes and off roading trails close by. We can't wait to come back!
This site is close to the road
The important thing to know about Campsite in the Willows and the two other sites on the creek is that they are about 40 feet from highway 4 so road noise will be present. Highway 4 does quiet down significantly at night, but there will be the sporadic car/truck/motorcycle passing you while you are sleeping.
Vicky was a great host and told us we could take one of the empty sites behind the lodge instead. We ended up in site #4 and were quite comfortable. Cars on the highway can still be heard but they were far enough away to not be a bother.
The kitchen facilities and deck were great. Our 5-year-old had a blast playing with other kids/dogs which allowed us to relax on the deck with books and drinks.
Good but not great
We reserved a campsite and were confirmed for campsite#1. When we arrived at 8:30 campsite #1 had been given to other campers. When I asked Vickie she said “people can take whatever spot they like” We were then sent to the “overflow” tent area. There were no clear paths to this area and we tripped over a hodgepodge wood pile on our way. One of the two women’s toilets were also broken.
There is clutter all over the property, inside and outside the lodge. This place could be a cool spot if they would clean it up of construction materials, Amazon boxes and broken lamps and random stuff laying around.
We really liked the communal kitchen and flush toilet option. This makes the spot ideal. Plus Vickie was busy making homemade sweet breads that I’m sure people really liked. I really hope the owners take the time to get rid of the clutter before next season. This place has great potential.