Dorabelle Campground

Area Status: Open

Dorabelle Campground is a popular family camping destination near Shaver Lake. Some sites offer lake views. Several sites are shaded by a thick stand of fir, cedar and pine trees, while others are more open. The campground has paved access and each site has a dirt parking spur, table, fire ring, and grill. Drinking water and vault toilets are provided. A Campground Host is on site.

Surrounded by dense pine forest, the campground is located in the town of Shaver Lake and is a popular destination within the High Sierra Ranger District. It sits at an elevation of 5,500 feet and the lake is known for its variety of fish. This camp is a great base for experiencing the wide variety of recreational activities in the area. There is a boat launch within close proximity to the campground and boats can be moored nearby.  


At a Glance

Reservations: Reservations through the National Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS) @ 1-877-444-6777 or Reservations must be made 3 days in advance of arrival. 
Area Amenities: Tent camping, Camping trailer, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking
Fees: $35 per night, per site
$5 per additional vehicle, per night
Open Season: May - October
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.
Water: Yes
Restroom: Vault Toilet
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. Once in Shaver turn right on Dorabella Road (just after the gas station and mini mart). Travel 5/10 of a mile to Dorabelle Campground.

General Notes:

The picturesque town of Shaver Lake is nearby, offering restaurants, gas, grocery, and fishing supplies. Cell phone service is available in 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


Campground Camping

River and Stream Fishing

Anglers can fish in Shaver Lake for kokanee salmon, rainbow trout, brown trout, smallmouth bass, catfish and bluegill. 

Day Hiking

Several trails provide good access around the lake. Hikers can access 5 trails from the campground: Dinkey Road (.5 miles), Musick Meadow (.75 miles), Peninsula Loop (1 mile), Burr Meadow (1.5 miles) and Osprey Cove (2 miles). Trailhead at the entrance to the campground.

Boating - Non-Motorized



Camping trailer: Maximum vehicle length = 40'
Picnic tables:
Tent camping: Total sites = 68
Toilets: Vault
Drinking water: Yes

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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    A continuing goal of the Forest is to provide as many recreation opportunities for everyone to experience the great outdoors.


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