College Campground


Area Status: Closed

Shaded by dense fir and pine trees, College Campground is located on Huntington Lake near the Kaiser Wilderness. The camp features tent-only sites in open, meadow-like spaces or wooded sites among pine and fir trees. Some sites have lake views and each site has a table, fire ring, and grill. Marina and boat launch is nearby or visitors can have the option of mooring their boats nearby some of the sites. College Campground's proximity to the Kaiser Wilderness offers the chance to explore a wide network of hiking trails. This wilderness area is known for its scenic alpine and meadow views. 

Located nearby is the Billy Creek Guard Station museum, providing historical overviews on Huntington Lake, Native Americans and the Forest Service. California Land Management sponsors a variety of interpretive programs throughout the summer at several locations in the Huntington Lake area. Scheduled programs are posted at campgrounds throughout the Huntington Lake basin, and at the Eastwood Visitor Center. Visit the Eastwood visitor center for area information.  

At a Glance

Reservations: Reservations through the National Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS) @ 1-877-444-6777 or http://www.recreation.gov
Area Amenities: Tent camping, Camping trailer, Fee charged for some activities, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking
Fees: $30.00 per night, per single site
$56.00 per night, per double site
$7 per night, per additional vehicle. During holidays fees increase $2 per site. 
Open Season: June - september
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Maximum length of stay=14 days
Maximum vehicle length=30'
Maximum group size=6 per site Reservations must be made at least 3 days in advance. 2 night minimum on weekends. 3 night minimum on holidays. Reservations are non-site specific.
Water: Yes
Restroom: Vault & Flush
Operated By: Concessionaire- - California Land Management
Information Center: Recreation.gov or 1-877-444-6777 for reservations California Land Management for campground information. Dates of Operation: Open Memorial Day weekend through September (tentatively).   Closest Ranger Station  High Sierra Ranger District
29688 Auberry Rd
P.O. Box 559
Prather, CA 93651
 
(559) 855-5355    Hearing Impaired
California Relay Service 711
Open: Monday-Friday
Hours:  8:00am-4:30pm 
For more information click here.  

General Information

Directions:

Take Hwy 168 east from Clovis to Shaver Lake. Continue thru Shaver Lake to Huntington Lake. Continue around Huntington Lake for 1/2 of a mile to College Campground.


Accessibility:

No


General Notes:

No showers or RV hookups.

At Huntington Lake, services available at California Land Management Camp Store, Lakeshore Resort and Rancheria Enterprises. Cell service limited to Huntington Lake Area.

This is Bear Country. Please store food properly and don’t feed the bears. Bring mosquito repellant. 


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

Day Hiking

There are many hiking trails are in the area, including Rancheria Falls, Indian Pools and Black Point. Hikers and horseback riders can access the 12-mile Kaiser Loop Trail, which connects to a network of trails within the Kaiser Wilderness.  

Picnicking

Boating - Non-Motorized

Huntington Lake is a popular destination for sailing. 

Amenities

Camping trailer: Max Vehicle length=30'
Picnic tables:
Tent camping: Total sites=11
Fee charged for some activities:
Parking:
Toilets: Vault & flush
Drinking water: Yes, Piped

Related Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
37.25242065

  Longitude : 
-119.1674301

  Elevation : 
7000