Carr Lake Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

trees in fall foliage with Carr Lake in middle-ground

Carr Lake Campground is a hike in (short hike) campground on a beautiful lake. There are eleven campsites, operated by PG&E. Easy access to many alpine lakes in the Grouse Lakes Area. Easy day hikes. Rough road for last 3 miles.
 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: PG&E website - www.pge.com/recreation
Fees $15.00 per site
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: 10 MPH speed limit for boats
Closest Towns: Nevada City
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Private-profit

General Information

General Notes:

Number of sites: 11

Water: lake water source - purify before drinking

Operated By: PG&E

Elevation: 6663

Pack-in/pack-out (no garbage receptacles)
Adequate parking
No boat launching facility


Directions:


From Nevada City: Take Hwy 20 headed east toward Truckee for approximately 20 miles. Make a left on Bowman Lake Road (Forest Road 18). Stay on that road for approximately 6 miles and turn right on Forest Road 17. Stay to the right for 3 miles. Road is an unimproved dirt road until reaching the parking area.

From I-80: Take Hwy 20 cutoff headed west for approximately 5 miles. Turn right on Bowman Lake Road (Forest Road 18). Stay on that road for approximately 6 miles and turn right on Forest Road 17. Stay to the right for 3 miles. Road is an unimproved dirt road until reaching the parking area.


Parking:

Yes


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Activities


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Campground Camping

Reservation InfoNot reservable
No. of Sites11 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sitesNone

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