Pitch your tent in one of our 3 camping spots tucked in the base of pine trees adjacent to a flat grass meadow area. Easy access to Tamarack Lodge with flush toilets, optional hot showers ($5 fee). These to walk to site, you will need to park in driveway area of the Tamarack Lodge. Walk in is flat and easy, with just 50 to 100 yard walk to each site.
- 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
The vibe at Tamarack Population 9-Camping!
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Firstly, Vicky and Tim were very gracious hosts. They invited me to share in a big batch of delicious chili they had made, and gave me some tips on good hikes and a few nearby places to fish and swim.
This part of the Sierras clears out after Labor Day so there were no other campers present during my stay, which meant I had the place to myself. The campsites at Tamarack Lodge are well-kept and easily accessible. Each one has a fire pit and a place to sit (either a couple stumps, chairs, a bench or a picnic table).
There were bathrooms inside the lodge accessible to campers and one portapottie out back as well. Showers were also available for a small fee ($5 per person per stay). Continental breakfast was also available for $5 per day. There were additional snacks, bottled water, gatorade available for purchase and a guest fridge for guests to store a few perishables.
The deck attached to the lodge was a great place to kick back and have a beer while enjoying the sunset. There was a gas-powered grill on the deck too.
In the field adjacent to the lodge there was a larger fire ring for group fires, which are typically supervised by someone from Tamarack Lodge. This was definitely a highlight because when camping, there's nothing better than a fire.
Each of the sites had a slightly different character -- a couple in the open field, a couple nestled between trees, and mine was under a large pine. A few of the sites could be spaced out a bit more -- although it was hard to tell without other campers there.
These sites are a great option for a group of less-experienced campers who want the ease of car-camping i.e. parking within 50-100ft of their site. These are not wilderness campsites and you won't feel like you've left the modern world behind. That said, if you want to look up in the sky and see the stars, this is a great place to do it.
Vicky was very helpful and friendly. The campsite grounds was well maintained and had a lovely communal feel to it. Bonus: the trees have string lights on them so that was a nice surprise for us once the sun went down :)