"Tired of looking at everyone else’s epic kayak + lake + mountain peak Instragrams? It’s your time to shine. Black Oak Campground offers prime access to Stumpy Meadows Lake, so bring that kayak and get to enjoying the glassy wake. The forest surrounding this spot offers up a killer 400 miles of hiking trails to explore and plenty of natural beauty to take in at the foothills of the rocky Sierra Nevadas."
Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
4 sites
Up to 25 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water 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 Black Oak Campground.

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June 12th, 2018

Camped at Black Oak campsite #4 in June 2018. This campground is only 4 sites and they are all group sites. Area was ravaged by the 2014 Kings fires and site #4 was hit hard. The site was still pretty though. We had a group of 5-9 year olds, and they had a blast building shelters with the fallen wood all around us. Because of the cleared trees, we were comfortable letting them roam/play because we could see them far away.
There are 4-5 picnic tables, 2 high food prep tables, 4 charcoal grills, and a very large fire ring. Each site had it's own pair of vault toilets. They were fine. One water spigot at the site, and one at the toilets--no real sink however. There are no bear lockers, which is weird, but it wasn't a problem for us.

Eldorado National Forest
United States
Phone Number
(530) 622-5061
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Official Website
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38.903° N, 120.585° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer - Group: 4 Sites
(Up to 25 people per site)