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CALIFORNIA CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
BOWMAN LAKE
LINDSEY and CARR LAKES
GROUSE RIDGE LOOKOUT
TAHOE NATIONAL FOREST
SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS
Dispersed and Primitive Camping

View from Road#18
Road#18

View from Road#18
View from Road#18

View from Road#18
View from Road#18

UPDATE: Bowman Lake area has
been crossed out from the free campground
list, because of the implementation of fees.
There are crowds of people and vehicles

There are several free campgrounds
in the Bowman Lake area. The catch
is that you have to traverse some rough
roads. Passenger cars can make it, but
have good tires and shocks.

In recent years it has got more crowded,
People everywhere even on weekdays.

Fuller Lake
Fuller Lake

Fuller Lake Day Use Fees
Fuller Lake Day Use Fees

FULLER LAKE CAMPGROUND
Fuller Lake had a free campground???
Now is Day Use Only and cost $5.00

GROUSE RIDGE CAMPGROUND
Road#14 is a rough dirt road
From the Jct. of Road#18, it is 6 miles to
Grouse Ridge Lookout and Campground.
Passenger cars can make it, but it's hard
on the vehicle...

LINDSEY LAKE CAMPGROUND
Rough roads... Logging operations ahead,
making rough roads more dangerous...

Carr Lake
Carr Lake

Carr Lake
Carr Lake

Carr Lake
Carr Lake

Carr Lake Campground
Carr Lake Campground

CARR LAKE CAMPGROUND
Free campground on Carr Lake.
Nice campground, but getting so many people,
it can be difficult to find a parking space. A couple
dozen vehicles are jammed in the trailhead parking
area, and it's still early in the morning.
UPDATE:
Carr Campground used to be free, but has
implemented a $5.00 fee.
NOTE:
Rough roads... on this day we were blocked
by logging operations, mud and debris made
it too risky for passenger cars. Aug. 2006

Road to Carr Lake
Road to Carr Lake.

JACKSON CREEK CAMPGROUND
Road between Bowman Lake and Jackson
Meadows is very bad, not recommended as
passable. (Aug.2006)

CANYON CREEK CAMPGROUND
No information...

Bear Valley Picnic Area
Bear Valley Picnic Area
Power Lines at Bear Valley Picnic Area

BEAR VALLEY PICNIC AREA
Picnic under the power lines. Excellent
stress release for persons with metal
plates in their heads. Good drinking water.

Camp on Road 18
Camping area at Jct. of Road#18 and Road#17

There are some good dispersed camping areas.
At the Jct. of Road#18 and Road#17 are a couple
good spots with easy access.

Sugar Pinecones
Sugar pine cones everywhere...
And in perfect condition

ESTABLISHED CAMPGROUNDS
Nearby campgrounds that charge a fee
BIG BEND CAMPGROUND
DONNER PASS STATE PARK
EAST MEADOW CAMPGROUND
FINDLEY CAMPGROUND
FIRTOP CAMPGROUND
HAMPSHIRE ROCKS CAMPGROUND
INDIAN SPRINGS CAMPGROUND
NORTH FORK CAMPGROUND
PASS CREEK CAMPGROUND
WOODCAMP CAMPGROUND

COMPLETE LIST
This is a list of all the campgrounds
in the Tahoe National Forest

IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO KNOW
WHAT FIRE RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT

Sudden mountain storm
Sudden mountain storm. The weather can be
perfect one minute... but don't take chances.

DIRECTIONS:
From Grass Valley take Hwy.20 east.
Turn left towards Bowman Lake / Road#18
From Reno, Nevada take I-80 west
Exit#161 to Hwy.20 west
Turn right towards Bowman Lake / Road#18

Good water at Bear Valley Picnic Area
(On Road#18 about 1/2 mile from Hwy.20)
There is also good water at White Cloud C.G.
Take Hwy.20 west. There is a picnic area
across the road, but the water has a rust color.

BEAR FACTS
We saw a black bear running across Road#17

Eureka Diggings
Eureka Diggings

EUREKA DIGGINGS
Eureka Diggings looks like a bizarre work
of Mother Nature, but it really the result of
hydraulic mining operations. We like this place,
even it represents complete destruction.

Emigrant Viewpoint from I-80
Emigrant Viewpoint from I-80

Emigrant Viewpoint from I-80
Emigrant Viewpoint from I-80

Emigrant Viewpoint from I-80
Emigrant Viewpoint from I-80

Emigrant Viewpoint from I-80
Interstate 80

Also see: FORESTHILL ROAD
Also see:
LAKES BASIN
Also see:
ROAD#25
Also see:
SHASTA LAKE
Also see:
TRINITY LAKE

Wireless Internet in Grass Valley.
Several coffee shops in town...

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BOWMAN LAKE