Poppy Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is 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

Operational Hours: NO Services. PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT
Reservations: No
Fees $18 per site
Open Season: May - Sept
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:

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.


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

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Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

No. of Sites12 single site(s)
Reservation InfoNot reservable
No. of Accessible sites of 12


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