If you’re NOT looking for paradise, keep scrolling because Stumpy Meadows Campground is everything you need for a weekend—or let’s be real—week long escape in the outdoors. Don’t worry about relying on your inner Grizzly Adams, there are restrooms, running water, even picnic tables and grills! Fishing/swimming are a MUST; it’ll be hard to resist that sparkling reservoir calling your name, not to mention an easily accessible boat ramp. Tent camping is the way to go, as RV hook-ups are a no-show, but the campground more than makes up for it! Catching rays in the summer sounds like a dream, but Stumpy Meadows is open April to October so if crackling leaves and cooler weather is your forte, the sky’s the limit!
Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
39 sites
Up to 6 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 Stumpy Meadows Campground.

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Hipcamper Misha
Misha V.
recommends this listing.
July 12th, 2017

Watch out for mosquitos but overall lovely camp site!

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Hipcamper Jason R.
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January 8th, 2018
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October 3rd, 2017
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September 28th, 2017
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August 14th, 2017
Hipcamper Elisha H.
recommends this listing.
March 15th, 2017
Eldorado National Forest
United States
Phone Number
(530) 622-5061
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38.904° N, 120.593° W
Unknown price
Tent Only: 10 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 29 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)