Poppy Campground

Area Status: Temporarily Closed

Poppy Campground is located on the north west shore of French Meadows Reservoir in a coniferous forest. Campground is in close proximity to the Granite Chief Wilderness. Campground is accessible by boat or trail only.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Access only from Foresthill Rd or 11 Pines, Mosquito Ridge Rd closed
Operational Hours: NO Services. PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT
Reservations: No
Fees: $18 per site
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Firearms or any other implements of destruction (including but not limited to bow & arrow and slingshots) are prohibited in this area;
camping outside designated campground is prohibited in this area
Closest Towns: Foresthill
Water: Reservoir water source - purify before drinking
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


Directions from Foresthill: Travel 36 miles east on Mosquito Ridge Rd. and proceed to the campground. The campground is located on the northwest shore of the reservoir and is accessible only by boat or trail. It is approximately one mile from the McGuire parking lot to the campground.

Access is through Foresthill California. This campground is extremely remote and there are no services available. Please be sure to have a full tank of gas before traveling

General Notes:

12 tent sites located on the north side of French Meadows Reservoir. The campground can only be reached by boat or foot. Poppy Campground is located on the northwest shore of French Meadows Reservoir at an elevation of 5,300 feet. The campground is only accessible by boat or trail, it is approximately one mile from McGuire parking lot to the campground. This campground has 12 campsites. There is no trash removal service so pack out what you pack in. The Reservoir is the only water source; be sure to purify before drinking.

Accessible by boat or trail only; pack-in/pack-out (no garbage receptacles).

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 12 single site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites of 12

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