Lewis Campground is located on the north shore of French Meadows Reservoir in a coniferous forest. Campground is in close proximity to the Granite Chief Wilderness.
At a Glance
Opening May 22, 2015
Lake Level is low
10/13/2015: Lewis has been closed for the winter, but camping is still allowed in the campground for no fee. However the bathrooms are closed and the water is shut off, so please be sure to bring plenty of water and pack-out ALL of your trash.
This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777), or on-line at www.recreation.gov
$20 per site
May - Sept
Firearms or any other implements of destruction (including but not limited to bow & arrow and slingshots) are prohibited in this area;
camping outside designated campground is prohibited in this area
Flush and Vault Toilets
Directions from Foresthill: Travel 36 miles east on Mosquito Ridge Road (forest road 96). and proceed to campground. The campground is located on the north shore of the reservoir.
Lewis Campground is located on the north shore of French Meadows Reservoir at an elevation of 5,300 feet. This campground has 40 sites with tables and grills. There are toilets and potable water, as well as a boat launch. Activities include fishing, swimming, boating, picnicking, hiking and viewing scenery.
Bear proof food boxes available; concrete boat launching ramp nearby; trailer dump station.
Western States Trail access
This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at http://www.recreation.gov/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=72074&topTabIndex=CampingSpot