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Finnon Lake Recreation Area

· Placerville, El Dorado, California
140 acres hosted by Finnon L.
10 RV/tent sites · 7 tent sites
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MOSQUITO ROAD WILL BE CLOSED FROM MAY 28TH TO AUGUST 4TH. ALL VEHICLES PLEASE USE ROCK CREEK ROAD - DIRECTIONS BELOW. Use caution - twisty narrow country road. If it's your first time you might want to check out the route ahead of time. 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/Diner on the Left. The campground is behind the Diner. The DINER "Smoke on the Water" is open only Saturday- Sunday. 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, "Smoke on the Water" 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. Sites are from post to post. 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. Diner: https://www.facebook.com/smokeonthewaterplacervilleca NO FIREWORKS OF ANY KIND ARE ALLOWED. Smoking is only allowed in an enclosed vehicle.
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Michelle L.recommends
July 9, 2024
A12 - Lake View Pine Meadow
Nice small campground and I was pleasantly surprised with actual flush toilets. I will say the road up with a trailer was no joke. Pretty much one lane with scary drop off....I wouldn't take anything over 20ft long. Nice place to chill out
Chokkan N.recommends
July 9, 2024
A13 - Waterfront
Loved this camp site, is right next to the lake and beautiful views.
Suraj C.recommends
July 8, 2024
B6 - Lake View
Nice lake
We had a good time at this site. Lake was a nice bonus to have during hot days. Only issue we had was a camper next to us decided to have a birthday party and music blasting until 2 Am. That noise could have been managed had there been someone checking on the sites. Employee of the campsite did come around the next day and reminded about the rule that seem to have helped as there was no issue. I would come again in the hopes noise wont be an issue.
Melissa S.recommends
July 8, 2024
A11 - Waterfront
Fantastic Family Camping
Absolutely recommend for family camping. We appreciated the no gas powered vehicles on the lake for a sense of calm and safety by the water. Well maintained campgrounds with gorgeous views of lake and wildlife. Plenty of room and shade from trees, flat enough in the middle for a large tent to easily be placed. Loved that there was a table, fire pit, and direct access to the lake to fish or float. We will definitely stay again!
Sandra W.recommends
July 8, 2024
A3 - Lakefront
I love Finnon lake. This was our fourth time camping here. The campground is nice and small but there's still enough room between campsites to have some privacy. The one thing missing to make it perfect are showers! Otherwise no complaints. Will definitely camp here again.
Christina L.recommends
July 7, 2024
A2 - Lakeside
Site A2 over the 4th of July
Finnon Lake is small and peaceful. There is so much bird life to enjoy watching. We camped over the 4th of July weekend, and most campers were quiet and considerate. Our site, A2, was tricky to get our trailer level as it has more of a side to side slope than it appears but we evenually worked it out and had a nice time.
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

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Joined in August 2019
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