Area Status: Closed
Gates Group Campground is located on the east shore of French Meadows Reservoir in a coniferous forest. Campground is in close proximity to the Granite Chief Wilderness.
Group sites can accomodate RVs or tents. Features are cooking grills, campfire rings with benches, serving and eating tables, and lots of tent space. Black Bear (in Coyote Group Campgrounds) has a flush restroom and is designed for accessibility. All other sites have vault toilets. All group sites have piped water.
At a Glance
||Tentative opening date May 16th
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
$82 for 25 person site,$165 for 75 person 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.
||Vault Toilet (5)
From Foresthill: Drive 36 miles east on Mosquito Ridge Road (Forest Road 96). Campground is on east shore of French Meadows Reservoir.
2 sites which can hold 25 people and 1 site which can hold 75 people located along the North Fork American River. Gates Group Campground is located in Tahoe, CA, near French Meadows and Foresthill. This campground is at an elevation of 5,200 feet and is within a coniferous forest and reservoir. Temperatures consist of warm days and cool evenings. Provided for campers are vault toilets, piped drinking water, paved roads and parking areas, tables, firerings, and cooking grills. Popular activities include hiking, biking, fishing, swimming, and nature study. Firewood is sold at the campground. Reservations must be made at least 4 days in advance. No refunds are given for bad weather. A fee for extra vehicles will be collected at the campground. Pets must be leashed.