Billy Creek, Upper Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Tucked beneath a grove of large cedar, fir and pine trees, Upper Billy Creek Campground is located across the road from Huntington Lake near the Kaiser Wilderness. Some sites at Upper Billy Creek offer lake views and others overlook Billy Creek and its abundant wildflowers. The location makes it possible to discover all the activities and attractions at Huntington Lake, and it's an excellent base for further exploration of the Kaiser Wilderness.

The adjacent Billy Creek Guard Station Museum provides historical overviews of Huntington Lake, Native Americans and the Forest Service.  Campground check-in at Eastwood CLM Office (east end of Huntington Lake).


At a Glance

Current Conditions: For Season
Reservations: Reservations through the National Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS) @ 1-877-444-6777 or
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $30.00 per night, single site
$56.00 per night, double site
Premium sites - Single $30.00
Additional vehicles $7 per night
Open Season: June - September
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Maximum stay = 14 days
Maximum vehicle length = 30 foot
Maximum group size = 6 per site Reservations can be made up to 1 day before arrival. 2 Night Minimum on weekends; 3 Night Minimum on holiday.
Water: Yes
Restroom: Vault
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 thru Shaver Lake to Huntington Lake. Continue around Huntington Lake for 3.2 miles to Upper Billy Creek Campground.


General Notes:

At Huntington Lake, services are 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 do not feed the bears. Bring mosquito repellant.




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Picnic tables
Drinking water
Toilets Vault
Fee charged for some activities
Tent camping Total sites = 44
Camping trailer Maximum vehicle length = 30'
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