Description

"Nestled in amongst a heavy timber belt, Wrights Lake Campground offers great shoreline spots that are set against the background of the epic Sierra Nevadas. This place is just plain rad. You’ll get baked all weekend long…by the sun at this majestic lake. You really can’t beat this glassy beauty. And did we mention you are next to Desolation Wilderness? Go do some serious Continue reading...
"Nestled in amongst a heavy timber belt, Wrights Lake Campground offers great shoreline spots that are set against the background of the epic Sierra Nevadas. This place is just plain rad. You’ll get baked all weekend long…by the sun at this majestic lake. You really can’t beat this glassy beauty. And did we mention you are next to Desolation Wilderness? Go do some serious exploring and dance among the poppin’ wildflowers. This campground offers plenty of space for large groups, so you can gather the whole gang here for camp vibes."
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
79
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
None
Access
Equestrian, Hike in (+10 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
Beach
Forest
Lake
River, stream or creek
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Cave
Desert
Hot spring
Redwoods
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching
Surfing
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Hipcamper Maya
Maya
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 12th, 2016

We came here on the suggestion of rangers when we failed to find an open space at the neighbouring lakes before the 4th of July rush, and they were spot on about it being worth the drive. Quite a few spots were open and we snagged #4 & 14, both of which were close to bathrooms and 14 having a water spigot next to it. We had a slight view of the lake from #4 and views of the boulders from #14; #4 is a pretty decent sized space which can easily accommodate at least 4 or 5 tents. All the sites came with a table, bear box, fire ring, and freestanding grill; OK amount of space between sites. Skeeters & flies ate us alive but relief was found in the lake. Water was clear, shallow (3 ft?), and a great temp. Can't wait to head back!

Hipcamper David
David
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 23rd, 2017

Great camping area. Don't forget your canoe or kayak!!

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August 13th, 2018
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August 25th, 2017
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February 11th, 2017
Park
Eldorado National Forest
State
California
Phone Number
(530) 622-5061
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
38.846° N, 120.238° W
Unknown price
Tent Only - Hike In: 9 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)
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Tent Only: 19 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)
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Equestrian: 15 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 36 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)