Deer Creek Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Deer creek is tucked under dense fir and pines along the shore of Huntington Lake. The campground offers scenic lake views, especially during the annual sailboat regatta. There are two loops to this campground: one is more heavily forested with more sites along the lake, and the other has more open and sunny sites with closer access to the resort community of Lakeshore. All sites have paved access, a view of Huntington Lake and a table, fire ring, and grill. Marina and boat launch nearby and boats can be moored near some of the camp sites. Deer Creek 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 Reservations must be made at least 3 days in advance.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees Single site $30.00
Premium sites-single $32.00;
Double $60.00
$7 fee for additional vehicles.
During holidays fees increase $2 per site.
Open Season: June - September
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Maximum length of stay= 14 days
Maximum vehicle length= 40'
Maximum group size= 6 per site 2 night minimum on weekends. 3 night minimum on holidays. Reservations are non-site specific. 
Water: Yes
Restroom: Yes, Flush
Operated By: Concessionaire - California Land Management
Information Center: 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


Take Hwy 168 east from Clovis to Shaver Lake. Continue through Shaver Lake to Huntington Lake. Continue around Huntington Lake for 1.2 miles to Deer Creek Campground.


Restrooms and one campsite

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.

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Picnic tables Yes
Drinking water Yes
Toilets Handicap accessible
Tent camping Total sites= 28
Accessible Yes
Camping trailer Maximum vehicle length 40'
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