Big Meadows Campground


Area Status: 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. 
Open Season: June - 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: At this time Virtual Services are available for the Georgetown Ranger District, Monday – Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm at 530 334-6477. 7600 Wentworth Springs Road, Georgetown, CA 95634. TTY 530-333-5511. Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

Boating - Motorized

Within 5 miles at Hell Hole Reservoir.

Amenities

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

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
39.074505

  Longitude : 
-120.427383

  Elevation : 
5,300