Lily Pad Campground

Area Status: Closed

Located on the southwest shore of Wishon Reservoir, Lily Pad Campground has 15 campsites with paved access and 4 hike-in sites. It is a popular destination for fishing. Sites do not have lake views. The sites are relatively flat and some have pull through driveways for large RV's. Each site has a table and grill.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Operated by Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) 1-916-386-5164
Operational Hours:
Reservations: Reservations: PG&E Recreation 
Area Amenities: Tent camping, Camping trailer, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking
Fees: $24.00 per night Additional vehicles are $5 per night Pets $2.00 per night.
Open Season: May - September
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Maximum  length of stay = 14 days
Maximum vehicle length = 35'
Maximum group size = 6 per site
Water: Yes
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: PG & E (Pacific Gas and Electric)
Information Center: PG&E or 1-916-3865164 for reservations and campground information. Dates of Operation: See website, as locations vary due to weather.  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 towards Prather. Continue through Prather towards Shaver Lake. Just before you reach Shaver Lake turn right on Dinkey Creek Road. Travel 11.7 miles east to the intersection of  Dinkey Creek Road and McKinley Grove Road. Turn right and travel 17 miles north on McKinley Grove Road to Wishon Reservoir. Lily Pad Campground is located adjacent to the road before you reach the Dam.

General Notes:

Wishon Village is located nearby with a store, RV park and boat rentals.

This is Bear Counrty. Please store food properly and don't feed the bears. Bring mosquito repellent.



Campground Camping



Camping trailer: Maximum vehicle length = 35'
Picnic tables: Yes
Tent camping: Total sites = 15
Toilets: Vault, handicap access

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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