Visitors to the Bear River Group Campground in the Eldorado National Forest on Carson Pass find many wonderful places to explore.
Bear River Group Campground is located 1 mile from the south shore of Lower Bear River Reservoir in the Eldorado National Forest. The campground is 4 miles south of Highway 88 on Bear River Road. Lower Bear River Reservoir is popular for fishing, canoeing, and kayaking. Nearby trails lead to the upper Bear River Reservoir and beyond into Long Valley.
Bear River Group Campground has 4 sites - Kokanee, Junco, Chipmunk, and Smokey. Kokanee can accommodate up to 50 people while the other three can hold up to 25 people. All the campsites at Bear River Group Campground are moderately accessible.
|Bear River Group Campground Location:||South shore of Lower Bear River Reservoir, 4 miles off Hwy. 88|
|Miles from gateway city:||Sacramento - 89 miles|
|Campground Open:||Mid-June through early October|
|Number of Sites:||4|
|Max. People per Site:||25 and 50|
|Vehicles per Site:||not indicated|
|Maximum Length of Stay:||14 days|
|Pets:||On leash, always attended|
|Operated by||Sierra Recreation Managers, for the Eldorado National Forest|
|Amador Ranger District:||(209) 295-4251|
|Reservations available||whenever campground is open|
|Booking Window:||from 4 days up to 12 months in advance of arrival|
|Maximum Vehicle Length:||35 feet|
|Accessible Sites:||all sites "moderately accessible"|
|Fees:||$75 per night
Kokanee $150 per night
|Reservations:||Bear River Group Campground Reservations|
|Check-in, check-out:||2:00 PM, 1:00 PM|
|Bear River Group Campground Amenities|
|Campsites:||Picnic tables, serving tables, wash stand, stoves, fire ring, food storage locker|
|Campground:||Vault toilets, piped water|
|Showers:||Available at Bear River Lake Resort (fee)|
|Dump Station:||Available at Bear River Lake Resort (fee)|
|Campground Map:||Bear Group Campground Map|
|Attractions near Bear River Group Campground:||Enjoy Lower Bear River Reservoir for fishing, boating. Try nearby horseback riding, and OHV. Visit Bear River Lake Resort for boat rentals, restaurant, and bar.
Drive to Salt Springs Reservoir, Silver Lake, Caples Lake,or Kirkwood.