Attention water pigmies: Lewis Campground is located on the French Meadows Reservoir, providing ample water-related activities to satisfy your heart’s desire. You can swim, fish, canoe, kayak, or pretend like you know how to swim while wading in the shallow end. Don’t worry though, there are plenty of great trails for hiking and biking too if you’re one of those last people mentioned in the sentence above.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, RVs
40 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Sewage hookups
Max size unknown
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


Bikers will find Tahoe to be a mountain biking paradise, with rough roads and unforgettable views. The Downieville ranger distr...Read more


There are hundreds of lakes and many reservoirs within this forest, making motorized and non-motorized boating a go-to acti...Read more


There are huge reservoirs, alpine lakes, rushing rivers, small pools, and everything in between, making this an excellent place...Read more


Hikers searching for incredible views won’t leave disappointed: there are over 500 miles of trails, including the PCT. You can ...Read more

Horseback riding

If you have a horse, bring that fella over to these trails , and if you don’t, there are many local outfitters who can set you...Read more


Kayakers and canoers have plenty of opportunities to row their little boats in the lakes, reservoirs, and streams of this nat...Read more

Wind sports

Nothing beats that fresh mountain air blowing through your hair! Boca Reservoir, Jackson Meadow Reservoir, Stampede Reservoir, ...Read more


Looking to take a spin in your off highway vehicle? The Little Truckee Summit trail has gentle slopes and Prosser Hill is an ea...Read more


There isn’t much information about climbing, but Donner Summer has traditional and sport climbing areas to challenge all skill ...Read more

Snow sports

What better way to enjoy the wintertime than to go to Tahoe? Tahoe National Forest offers backcountry wilderness for you to exp...Read more


There’s no shortage of swimming here: you’re welcome to splash in lakes, reservoirs, streams, rivers, and swimming holes under ...Read more

Whitewater paddling

If motor boats aren’t your thing, step up your game with a whitewater trip. The Yuba River and the American River offer amazing...Read more

Wildlife watching

Wildlife watchers won’t be disappointed with Tahoe National Forest. The wetland areas are great places for birding, especially ...Read more


Natural features you'll find at Lewis Campground.

River, stream or ...
Swimming hole
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Agnes C.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 27th, 2015

Not impressed. River almost dried up. Walk to paved road, ends in ONE hiking trail;no maps of other trails seen. Very basic campground. Google led us on a terrible bumpy fire road from Truckee to here that was NOT for cars! Have to drive for more hiking.

Lewis CampgroundHey, some water left!This tells you all you need to know!!Table, fire pit, bear box.
Hipcamper Tishena G.
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September 6th, 2018
Tahoe National Forest
Phone Number
(530) 994-3401
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39.131° N, 120.419° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 40 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)