French Meadows Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

French Meadows Campground is located on the south shore of French Meadows Reservoir in a coniferous forest. Campground is in close proximity to the Granite Chief Wilderness.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Currently the water level is low and the boat ramp is not in the water (updated 7/31/14)
Operational Hours: French Meadows and Ahart campgrounds will be opening May 15, 2015 on a First Come First Serve basis. You can make reservations now for any dates after May 22, 2015. Fee tubes are available for cash or check payments.
Reservations: 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
Fees $24 per site $5 for extra vehicle
Open Season: May - Oct
Usage: Light
Restrictions: French Meadows is located within a State Game Refuge.  Firearms or any other implements capable of taking game (including, but not limited to, bows & arrows and slingshots) are prohibited in this area; camping outside designated campground is prohibited in this area.
Closest Towns: Foresthill, Ca
Restroom: Flush and Vault Toilets
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Foresthill:   Drive 36 miles east on Mosquito Ridge Road (Forest Road 96). Campground is on the south shore of French Meadows Reservoir.

General Notes:

Bear proof food boxes available
Concrete boat launching nearby
Trailer dump station
Western States Trail access

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Campground Camping

Reservation Info 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
No. of Sites 75
No. of Accessible sites Restrooms and several campsites

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