Fancy the cozy atmosphere of a woodland cabin? Located across the bridge from China Flat Campground at an elevation of 4,720 feet, Harvey West Cabin provides awe-striking views of the Silver Fork River and a comfy retreat for those looking to getaway in grand, woodsy style. No matter what your idea of “roughing it” is, Harvey West will have your attention encircled with looming Ponderosa Pines, the light, crackling sound of a wood burning stove, and large, rustic common room fitting 20 of your best friends comfortably. Fishing for brown trout, hiking, bird watching, and river dips are just a few of the highlights the site has to offer. Good news for naturalists, the cabin is old and still on the crunchier side of well done. There is no electricity and visitors should bring fuel for propane appliances.
Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 20 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


The area surrounding Lake Tahoe offers plenty of biking opportunities. There aren’t too many trails around Eldorado specifica...Read more


If you’re looking to wake up and get out on the water, you’re in luck. Many of the campgrounds are located along lakes and re...Read more


Aside from the 11 reservoirs and lakes, there are hundreds of lakes in the wilderness areas that will answer all of your fishin...Read more


With over 350 miles of hiking trails, you can walk along the foothills or trek through the Sierras and you’ll see stunning view...Read more

Horseback riding

Hay horse friends, hit the trail! There are some pretty cool trails , like the Horse Canyon trail, the Emigrant Lake trail, an...Read more


Wilderness areas only allow non-motorized boating, which means kayakers, canoers, and paddlers of all kinds, should head over t...Read more

Wind sports

Union Valley Reservoir seems to be the only place that allows kiteboarding and windsurfing, but you should ask a ranger, if thi...Read more

Off-roading (OHV)

Popular OHV routes are Elkins Flat , a whopping 69 mile trail perfect for motorcycles, and Gold Note , a 30 mile route great ...Read more


Do you love rock climbing? Then head to Lover’s Leap, a granite formation, perfect for climbing and bouldering. At almost 600 f...Read more

Snow sports

Your recreation opportunities continue into the winter, with skiing, snowboarding, sledding, tubing, xc skiing and snowshoeing ...Read more


Water lovers should stay at these campgrounds if they’re looking to get some good swimming in. Reservoirs, lakes, and the sor...Read more

Whitewater paddling

One of the most popular whitewater trips is the south fork of the American River, which runs through Eldorado National Forest. ...Read more

Wildlife watching

There are almost 350 different species living in here… Holy cow! Common Sierra dwellers like mule deer, mountain lions, bears, ...Read more


Natural features you'll find at Harvey West Cabin.

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Swimming hole
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June 3rd, 2018
Eldorado National Forest
United States
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38.75° N, 120.264° W
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Cabin & Lodging: 1 Site
(Up to 20 people per site)