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Old 12-15-2015, 08:28 PM   #1
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What's your favorite campground in the Sierra Nevadas?

We like to camp at Fallen Leaf lake and Stampede Reservoir. Both are dry camping sites with water only. Anybody have any other recommendations either full/partial hookups or dry?
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We camp quite a bit south of that. We like Huntington and Shaver Lake areas. We are particularly fond of Camp Edison at Shaver and Rancheria at Huntington.

Fallen Leaf is off Hwy 88 right, I have driven past it several times I always thought it was beautiful part of the Sierra. In you opinion could I get my 29QBH (33') in those CG? Would love to spend a couple days there next spring.
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We camp quite a bit south of that. We like Huntington and Shaver Lake areas. We are particularly fond of Camp Edison at Shaver and Rancheria at Huntington.

Fallen Leaf is off Hwy 88 right, I have driven past it several times I always thought it was beautiful part of the Sierra. In you opinion could I get my 29QBH (33') in those CG? Would love to spend a couple days there next spring.
Actually, Fallen Leaf is off of Hwy 89. You can get your trailer in there but I would recommend a site on the outer ring, they are larger and some are pull through sites. I've pulled my old trailer (26') into the center aisles but it's tight.

I've heard good things about Shaver lake but never been there. I'll check it out, thanks!
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Wow!!

We've had many favorites over the years including Frenchman's Lake, Davis Lake,Burney Falls, Little Bear, Lake Tahoe area, Topaz Lake, Hat Creek....and the list goes on and on.

If we had to name a favorite it would be Merrill CG on Eagle Lake just North of Susanville, CA.

The U.S. Forest Service oversees four developed camping areas around Eagle Lake: the Eagle, Christie, Aspen and Merrill campgrounds. Each fee-based camping area has different amenities and advantages. Campers have a choice of staying near the Eagle Lake boat ramp, hiking into a in a forested tents-only camping area or enjoying utilities with other RVers at an RV-friendly campground that also has a sanitary dump station. The Eagle Lake Recreation Trail connects each camping area with a paved multi-use trail for bikers and hikers.

The south shore of Eagle Lake, and Merrill Campground, is approximately 16 miles north of Susanville and 105 miles north of Reno, NV.

Eagle Lake is located at the juncture of four major geologic provinces. To the west and south is the Sierra Nevadas, a giant mountain range formed by tectonic uplifting along the edge of the continental plate. To the west and north are the Cascade Mountains, which run through California, Oregon, and Washington, and up into Canada. This mountain range is volcanic in origin, but is also a result of a clash between the Pacific and continental plates. Eagle Lake is located within the Great Basin and the semi-arid lands to itís east are known as the Modoc Plateau. Long ago the area was inhabited by many different groups of Native Americans, including the Hat Creek, Mountain Maidu, Valley Maidu, Paiute, and Pit River, all of whom hunted and fished at Eagle Lake.

Eagle Lake was created by the melting of glaciers during the last ice age and is the second largest natural lake in California. It covers more than 22,000 acres and has over 100 miles of shoreline. The lake sits in a closed drainage basin with no outlet and only limited surface water flowing into it.

Merrill is the largest campground on Eagle Lake with 173 sites and is only two miles from the Marina and Gallatin Beach. It was renovated in 2005 and now offers full and partial hook-ups, grey water dump areas and longer, wider parking spurs. We can accommodate anyoneís needs. The new sites will hold the largest of RVís to tents and everything in between. This is a great family campground with easy access to the rest of Eagle Lake Recreation Area via the paved hiking and biking trail.








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Larry that looks like a nice place. Spacious with a lot of trees and right near the lake. I will check it out thanks!
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Larry that looks like a nice place. Spacious with a lot of trees and right near the lake. I will check it out thanks!
Here are a couple more trips up there to look at;

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Just booked for July, it was the last space available. Must be a popular place. Looking forward to it. I heard the lake has good fishing as well. Thanks for the referral
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Snowflower

We love the Snowflower Resort (it's a campground) off I-80 at Emigrant Gap in California. It is just a short trip from Reno (our home) and has power and water hook ups. Free dump stations are available too. It is a Thousand Trails park and is well maintained with a wonderful lake.

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We love the Snowflower Resort (it's a campground) off I-80 at Emigrant Gap in California. It is just a short trip from Reno (our home) and has power and water hook ups. Free dump stations are available too. It is a Thousand Trails park and is well maintained with a wonderful lake.

We have some photo's and a trip report on our blog... The Tucker Timeshere

Small World, I just realized I follow Larry and Betty's blog. Hi you two!

Hi the Tuckers!!

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East Fork Rock Creek

We've camped at East Fork Rock Creek campground for the last two summers and really liked it. It's between Bishop and Mammoth off of 395.
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