Hipcamp host Finnon L.
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The night skies above Finnon Lake will reveal stars unseen in most parts of California. Enjoy searching for bull frogs, and watch the flock of Canadian Geese fly in right at sunset as the horizon blends into the watercolor sky. Our lovely lake offers serenity in a beautiful unique setting, nestled deep into the forest. Enjoy the scenic and exhilarating  drive to our hidden g

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The night skies above Finnon Lake will reveal stars unseen in most parts of California. Enjoy searching for bull frogs, and watch the flock of Canadian Geese fly in right at sunset as the horizon blends into the watercolor sky. Our lovely lake offers serenity in a beautiful unique setting, nestled deep into the forest. Enjoy the scenic and exhilarating  drive to our hidden gem along the South Fork of the American River- this is all for you to discover. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Walk to listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Have a question? Send Finnon a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Off-roading (OHV)

Rock Creek Trails an OHV designated public space is near the campgrounds, otherwise use of OHV on the camp property is prohibited.

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Natural features you'll find at Waterfront at Finnon Lake -A9 in California.

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Hipcamper Bryan

Great place for covid car camping!

Bryan D.
recommends this listing.
May 29th, 2020

Great place for car camping during Covid! Site had an individual fire ring, grill, picnic table, and space for our 2 tents (could probably fit up to 4 if needed). Ample parking about 20 feet from site. Potable water available from multiple taps Bathrooms were clean and easily accessible. Steps had clearly been taken to ensure safety and health during the pandemic.

This is not private/dispersed camping as there are numerous sites alongside the lakeshore, probably about 40-50 feet apart - which is plenty for social distancing etc but you will certainly see/hear other campers while at your site. Everyone seemed to be quite friendly and respectful of each other - no issues with noise or anything like that.

Area was beautiful - lake was warmer than expected and there were two separate beach areas. Great for swimming, fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, etc. Canada Geese mostly kept to themselves. Tons of birds around the lake - including a bald eagle!

There's a cafe at the entrance to the campground that serves food, and also sells cheap firewood and bags of ice (no wood gathering on site).

Eileen was very responsive to questions prior to booking, and Jill was extremely friendly when she stopped by the site in the morning. Thanks to everyone at Finnon Lake for a great stay!

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Hipcamper Silvia
Silvia V.
recommends this listing.
May 31st, 2020

Beautiful and wonderful place to camp with friends and family! The host were super nice!! Will definitely be coming back again!

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Hipcamper SE
Se J.
recommends this listing.
June 5th, 2020

This is the first time we have been to this perfect little campsite. We were extremely impressed !!! It was private, and so serene. I will be returning every chance that I get this summer. I’m in love

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Hipcamper Julia
Julia Z.
recommends this listing.
June 26th, 2020

Finnon Lake was the perfect place for a nice, quiet weekend camping. Our site was lake front with a little entrance to the water, and we were close to the shared beach entrance for the entire campground, too. Each site had so much space and lots of trees in between to create clear borders between sites. The bathrooms had two stalls and were very clean, and people were mostly respectful of the new "one person at a time" rule. The camp hosts were great! They were very nice, and they came around to inform us about the lake. There was a bald eagle nesting across from the campground on the lake! They are also musicians, and they entertained the campers with campfire music at night and even played at the little diner on the lake across from the campground. My sister already made another reservation to stay here again. Would definitely recommend!

Hipcamper Michael

The perfect spot with kids

Michael B.
recommends this listing.
June 29th, 2020

We had a wonderful time at Finnon Lake. Our kids spent the whole day swimming in the water or strolling around the campground. The bathrooms are clean and the hosts were very friendly. Unfortunately, our camping neighbors had a party the first night of our stay. But other than that, Finnon Lake is one of the nicest campgrounds we have ever stayed. A big thank you to all the volunteers who take care of Finnon Lake Recreation Area!

Hipcamper N
N B.
recommends this listing.
July 3rd, 2020

although the drive in was windomg and steep, we loved our time here. Jill was helpful and friendly and other campers were courteous. the site itself was a bit narrow at to top, but was long and widened as it got down to the lake. the reservoir water was warm and easy to access via two “beaches” and an entrance through the weeds at almost each site. almost each site had a dog, though they each remained on leash.

Hipcamper Rudy
Rudy B.
recommends this listing.
July 11th, 2020

Very clean and comfortable.

Hipcamper Sarah

Delightful lake with ample shade.

Sarah B.
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July 18th, 2020

Great Covid camping experience. Well shaded camp spot. People are around but not too close. Water was warm and inviting. Bathrooms clean. Be sure to pack on all you need. Frank’s Diner will sell you ice and firewood if they have it. Otherwise it’s an hour to a store in town. We will come again!

Hipcamper robin

A really nice place

Robin M.
recommends this listing.
July 23rd, 2020

We only stayed one night but it was really nice! Clean bathrooms and grounds, quiet and peaceful. We enjoyed our stay. There was a ring for a safe campfire, and a bbq that we could use, but we actually wanted to keep it real simple so we ordered a burger for takeout from Franks Diner right at the front entrance. Good place for people with kids. Bring the doggos too but they MuST be on a leash which is a good thing. The lake is small and clean, perfect for swimming. Bring a raft!

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Property
Finnon Lake Recreation Area
State
California
Country
United States
$30/night
1 Site

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