Beardsley Dam Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 
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Beardsley Dam Campground is located near Beardsley Dam on Forest Road 5N02 at the south end of Beardsley Reservoir. Turn left at the Beardsley Dam sign on Highway 108, 5 miles east of the Summit Ranger Station on Highway 108. Follow the paved road all the way 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 not available. No garbage service at this time, please pack out our garbage; A fee is charged for extra vehicle parking. There is no designated trail down to the reservoir.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Campground is CLOSED for the 2018 season.
Operational Hours: Campground is scheduled to be open from last Saturday in April through October, weather permitting.  Site #11 will temporarily remain closed.
Reservations: First come, first served. No reservations may be made for Beardsley Dam Campground.
Fees The Forest Service operates Beardsley Dam Campground and charges the following fees:
  • $20
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.
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
Usage: Light-Medium
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. Often, locations destroyed by thoughtless campers must be closed to restore the area's natural health. Help ensure your favorite area remains open.  Maximum RV/Trailer Length - 36ft
Closest Towns: Communities with gas and/or groceries:
  • Highway 108:
    • Sonora
    • Twain Harte
    • Cold Springs (last gas when traveling east)
    • Pinecrest
    • Strawberry
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 Information

Directions: 7 miles from Highway 108 on Beardsley Road.

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
38.2119

  Longitude : 
-120.0755

  Elevation : 
3,400 feet

 

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