Big Meadows Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

Location: 22 miles east of Georgetown on Wentworth Springs Road and 27 miles northeast on Forest Highway 2.

Big Meadows Campground Recreation Opportunity Guide (ROG) - This guide contains information, maps, and directions to assist you in enjoying your trip to the Eldorado National Forest.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: The campground is generally open between May 15th and November1st. These dates are affected by snowfall.
Reservations: No Reservations. Sites are available on a first-come,
first-served basis.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $10/ single site, $20/ double site. Single units are limited to 1 vehicle and 6 people per site. Double units are 2 vehicles and 12 people. An additional fee will be charged for extra vehicles if the parking spur will accommodate it. There is no water available at the campground.  Please bring your own drinking water or a water filter. Camping fees have been reduced by 50% to compensate for the inconvenience.
Open Season: May - October
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions:
  • CAUTION: There are bears in the area. Please keep all foods, soaps, and garbage contained.
  • Do not feed the animals.
  • Please use the fire ring provided.
  • Please keep family pets on a leash at all times.
  • Use only dead and down wood for your campfires.
  • Please use the stove or fire ring provided and make sure your fire is dead out before leaving. Use only water, not soil.
  • Check out time is 1:00 p.m.
  • Check ahead. Campfires may not be allowed during fire restrictions.
Closest Towns: Georgetown, Ca
Water: Yes
Restroom: Yes
Passes: Interagency Senior and Access passes are accepted for single family units.
Operated By: USFS
Information Center: Georgetown Ranger Station, 530-333-4312
7600 Wentworth Springs Road, Georgetown, CA 95634. TTY 530-333-5511. Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

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Amenities

Picnic tables
Drinking water
Toilets
Parking
Fee charged for some activities
Tent camping
Camping trailer


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