Swanson Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Shaded by dense pine trees, Swanson Campground is located near the town of Shaver Lake. Paved and dirt roads provide access to the campground. There is a vault toilet and each site has a table, fire ring and grill. A Camground Host is also on site. Visitors can experience a wide variety of recreational activities such as fishing, boating, and hiking at nearby Shaver Lake.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Hazard Tree Removal
Reservations: No reservations, First come, First serve
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees $24 per night, per sigle site
$48 per night, per double site
$5 per night, per additional vehicle
Open Season: June - September
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Maximum Length of stay = 14 days
Maximum vehicle length = 25'
Maximum group size = 6 per site
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Concessionaire - California Land Management
Information Center: 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. Before you get to Shaver Lake, turn right on Dinkey Creek Road. Travel 3 miles east to Swanson Meadow Campground.

General Notes:

The picturesque town of Shaver Lake is nearby (approximately 3 miles), offering restaurants, gas, grocery, and fishing supplies. Cell phone service is available in town.

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


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Picnic tables Yes
Toilets Vault
Tent camping Total sites = 8
Camping trailer Maximum vehicle length = 25'
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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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