Bloomfield Campground

Stanislaus National Forest

Highland Lake

Bloomfield Campground near Ebbetts Pass, CA

Bloomfield Campground

Stanislaus National Forest Attractions

Visitors to Bloomfield Campground in the Stanislaus National Forest near Ebbetts Pass have a wide range of activities and attractions to enjoy.

  • Enjoy fishing in the Stanislaus River and nearby lakes such as Lake Alpine and Spicer Meadow Reservoir.
  • Set out on hiking trails such as the Pacific Crest Trail or along the Arnold Rim Trail and various others leading off Highway 4.
  • Take advantage of great OHV routes at places such as Rattlesnake Creek and Black Springs.
  • Spend the day kayaking at one of the many lakes.
  • Take off mountain biking along the network of logging roads.
  • Drive over Ebbetts Pass to beautiful Kinney Lakes or all the way down to quaint Markleeville.

Places to Visit

  • Tour historic Murphys.
  • Picnic at White Pines Lake and tour the Logging Museum.
  • Drive out to Spicer, Union, and Utica reservoirs.
  • Visit Quyle Kilns, 4 miles east of Murphys.
  • Tour Mercer Caverns and Moaning Cavern.
  • Try some wine tasting at Ironstone Winery.

Bloomfield Campground

Bloomfield Campground is spread among the trees along the headwaters of the Mokelumne River, only a couple of miles from Ebbetts Pass. To reach the camping area, take Highland Lakes Road off Highway 4, just west of Ebbetts Pas, and follow the road 1 mile. Bloomfield Campground enjoys a peaceful setting close to the river and meadows. Some descriptions list the sites as primitive, but the campground has recently been upgraded and the campsites are as nice as any in the area.

Twenty campsites are found among the trees. Vault toilets are provided. Potable water is available from hand pumps. Trash must be packed out.

Bloomfield Campground Basics
Bloomfield Campground Location: Turn off Highway 4 at Highlands Lake Rd. 13 miles east of Lake Alpine. Then travel 1 mile on dirt road to the campground
Elevation: 7,780 feet
Miles/Driving time: Angels Camp - 63 miles, 1:52
Campground Open: Late-May through October
Opening date may be hampered by snow
Number of Sites: 20
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2, fee for 2nd vehicle
Maximum Length of Stay: 14 days
Pets: On leash, always attended
Operated by Stanislaus National Forest
Calaveras Ranger District: (209) 795-1381

No Reservations: First come, first served
Maximum Vehicle Length: 16 feet
Accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: $12
Check-in, check-out: Any time, Noon

Bloomfield Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, hand-pumped water
Showers: No
Dump Station: No
Attractions near Bloomfield Campground: Enjoy pretty Bloomfield Meadow. Try Fishing at Kinney Lakes. Hike a section of the famous Pacific Crest Trail. Head down to Lake Alpine for boating, fishing, and swimming. Hike on trails into the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness. Go horseback riding.

Bloomfield Campground near Ebbetts Pass, CA

Bloomfield Campground


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