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Finnon Lake Recreation Area

· Placerville, El Dorado, California
140 acres hosted by Finnon L.
10 RV/tent sites · 8 tent sites
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*BOOK EARLY* The campground is closed until March. Campfire Ban in effect during extreme fire contions***********NO FIREWORKS OF ANY KIND ALLOWED***** DINER CLOSED EFFECTIVE JULY 5TH*** **TRAILERS AND RVs MUST USE ROCK CREEK ROAD** From Sacramento on Hwy 50: : At the second stop light, Spring St./Hwy 49, turn left, heading north about 1 block to the stop sign. Turn left, staying on Hwy 49, approximately 1 mile. Turn right on Hwy 193. Travel approximately 3.1 miles to Rock Creek Road. Turn right onto Rock Creek Road and travel 8.9 miles to Finnon Lake/Frank's Diner on the Left. The campground is behind the Diner. FRANK'S DINER IS CLOSED EFFECTIVE JULY 5TH. Traveling West on 50 from Tahoe: make a right on HWY 49 traveling north. Follow the above instructions. Welcome to Finnon Lake Recreation Area! Our lovely lake offers serenity in a beautifully unique setting, nestled deep into the forest. Enjoy the scenic and exhilarating drive to our hidden gem along the South Fork of the American River- this is all for you to discover. The night skies above Finnon Lake will reveal stars unseen in most parts of California. Enjoy searching for bullfrogs, and watch the flock of Canadian Geese fly in right at sunset as the horizon blends into the watercolor sky. This private lake supports the fire protection efforts of the Mosquito Fire Protection District and the firefighters of this community. The lake is managed by volunteers of the community for the benefit of the residents The primary funding source for the Finnon Lake Restoration is the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, which was signed into law in 2004 with a mission to support “efforts that improve the environmental, economic and social well-being of the Sierra Nevada Region, its communities and the residents of California,” according to its Website. Finnon Lake is also home to a popular 18-hole disc golf course and Mosquito’s only restaurant, Frank's Diner. Enjoy swimming, boating, fishing, paddling, hiking, or biking during your stay. Potable water, picnic tables, campfire rings, and toilets on site. The property can not accommodate horses. 2 dogs per site limit. Our property is located in Placerville, California. Placerville is a charming California gold rush town named after the placer gold deposits found in its riverbeds and hills in the late 1840s. PLEASE NOTE, there is construction on the Mosquito Bridge. Expect delays, RVS/trailers must use Rock Creek Road (even if your GPS says Mosquito Road). Please message me with any questions. Please see our website: finnonrecreationarea.com for full directions. NO FIREWORKS OF ANY KIND ARE ALLOWED. Smoking is only allowed in an enclosed vehicle.
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Placerville, El Dorado, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla and Nisenan First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Finnon L.Joined in August 2019
1686 ratings · 988 reviews
Matt P.recommends
November 20, 2023
B6 - Lake View
Disc Golf Paradise
Great site by a beautiful lake and an amazing but very advanced disc golf course. Clean bathrooms, firewood available on site.
Jacob S.recommends
November 15, 2023
A11 - Waterfront
Nice little spot!
The campsites are on a small peninsula that extends just a bit into the lake. Great view, nice Fall colors in the trees. A11 (and neighboring sites) are just a dozen yards or so from the water, very short portage for kayaks, etc. Restroom facilities are very nice, which is a plus. Bike/hike path circles the lake. Great spot.
Mia C.
November 14, 2023
T17 - Fallen Oak Flats
The camp was great. The drive was not good for our large truck.
John G.recommends
November 12, 2023
B8 - Lake View
Great Camping Site
Very well managed site. The bathrooms were some of the best I’ve ever seen in a camping site. The large trash bins were super helpful. Lake is nice with rambunctious ducks and geese. Nearby Bridge replacement under construction which makes approach interesting on an 8 Ft wide vintage bridge. Fatter rigs need to come in from other direction. Check it out before coming out if you have a wide rig.
Justin W.recommends
November 11, 2023
B4 - Lake View
Seems like a hidden gem!
Had a great stay with my 5yr old son. Didn't have crazy number of sites which was nice. Wasn't too loud, was definitely able to relax, had a nice little lake with sites on the water which I would've reserved... Lots of other kiddos so my son made some new friends, everyone is very friendly! Disc golf course on site was a plus. Was able to do some fishing and next time I'm bringing my kayaks which most beach sites have areas where you can drop them in! Not the easiest to get to which is nice to keep this a hidden gem, but worth it if you love driving curvy roads like I do!!! Would def recommend to good friends and family, but sorry, I'm not blabbing it to just anyone, let's keep this one a secret... Shhhh! Oh and the bathrooms were cleaner than my house so... Some people wanna know that kind of stuff.
Brian S.recommends
November 10, 2023
A3 - Lakefront
My son and I absolutely loved this site. It was clean, quite, and a nice location right on the lake. The bathrooms were actually really good too, which is always a good thing. We also had a nice surprise of having a swing on our campsite just for us to enjoy. The only complaint I could come up with is that the ducks wake up too early and don't want anyone else to sleep in either. We'll definitely be back here again.
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