Beardsley Dam Campground
Beardsley Dam Campground is located near Beardsley Dam on Forest Road 5N02 at the south end of Beardsley Reservoir. Traveling east on CA Highway 108, turn left at the Beardsley Dam sign, 5 miles east of the Summit Ranger Station on CA Highway 108. Follow the paved road across the dam to the campground. There are a total of 16 sites. The main road and parking pads are paved with the exception of the walk-in sites which are gravel. Restrooms are vault toilets. Each site has a table and metal fire ring. Potable water is available. Trash service is available. A fee is charged for extra vehicle parking. There are no designated trails to the reservoir from the campground.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Camper Alert: This campground was closed early for fuel reduction work and the campground will remain closed for the season. Questions? Please call the Summit Ranger Station, 209-965-3434.|
|Reservations:||First come, first serve. No reservations can be made for Beardsley Dam Campground.|
|Fees:||The Forest Service operates Beardsley Dam Campground and charges the following fees:
|Permit Info:||If you wish to use a stove, grill, or have a campfire it is recommended, but not required, that you get a campfire permit. This FREE Permit can be obtained at preventwildfiresca.org or at any ranger station. Do not burn plastic or metal. Please leave the area in as good (or better) condition than you found it.|
|Open Season:||April - October|
|Best Season:||June - September|
|Restrictions:||Camp in designated sites only. The number of people allowed in a single campsite is six. The maximum length of stay in any campground is 14-days. Please leave the area in as good (or better) condition than you found it. Maximum RV/Trailer Length - 36 feet|
|Closest Towns:||Communities with gas and/or groceries:
|Water:||Potable water is available, although filling of RVs is prohibited.|
|Restroom:||Several vault toilets are located throughout the campground. No RV dump station available.|
|Passes:||The Interagency Senior and Interagency Access Passes are honored and provide a 50 percent discount on camping fees in the campground. Pass number must be written on fee envelope or Pass must be shown to Host. The Interagency Annual and Volunteer passes do not provide any discounts on camping.|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
General InformationDirections: 7 miles from Highway 108 on Beardsley Road.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Open areas along the shore of Beardsley Reservoir. Fishing, boat ramp, picnic, swimming and nature trail nearby at Beardsley Day Use Area, additional fishing on the Middle Fork Stanislaus River.
|No. of Sites||16|
|Reservation Info||first-come, first-served|
Lake and Pond Fishing
Beardsley Reservoir is located on the Middle Fork of the Stanislaus River.From Beardsley Dam downstrem to the U.S. Forest Service footbridge at Spring Gap, there are special fishing regulations per the Department of Fish and Wildlife.