Bear River Lake Resort Campground

Lower Bear River Reservoir

Lower Bear River Reservoir

Bear River Lake Resort Campground, Eldorado National Forest, CA

Bear River Lake Resort Campground

Eldorado National Forest Attractions

Visitors to the Eldorado National Forest and Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest on Carson Pass find many wonderful places to explore.

  • Fish and boat on Silver Lake and Caples Lake
  • Visit Kirkwood for both winter and summer activities
  • Enjoy a meal at Kit Carson Lodge or Caples Lake Resort
  • Discover the beauty of Hope Valley and visit famous Sorensen's Resort for lodging, meals, and activities.
  • Drive out to Blue Lakes for fishing, hiking, and horse back riding.
  • Hike into the Mokelumne Wilderness
  • Take in the scenery of waterfalls, snow-capped peaks, and rushing mountain streams
  • Mountain bike along a network of logging roads

Bear River Lake Resort Campground

Bear River Lake Resort is situated on the north shore of Lower Bear River Reservoir in the Eldorado National Forest. The resort is about 3 miles south of Highway 88 via Bear River Road. The Bear River Lake Resort campground has 152 campsites for RVs, trailers, and tents. The campground offers partial hook-ups (15amp) and many other amenities ranging from showers to a laundromat.

Lower Bear River Reservoir is popular for boating, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and even water skiing. Nearby trails lead hikers to the upper Bear River Reservoir and beyond into Long Valley.

The popularity of the resort make reservations highly recommended. A 2-night minimum stay is required on weekends and 3 nights on holiday weekends. The resort also as a Group Campsite.

Campground Basics
Location: North shore of Lower Bear River Reservoir, 3 miles south of Hwy. 88 on Bear River Rd.
Elevation: 5,900 feet
Miles from gateway city: Sacramento - 87 miles
Campground Open: May through October
Number of Sites: 152
Max. People per Site: 4 (including children)
Additional people $5 per day
Vehicles per Site: 2 (fee for extra vehicle)
Pets: $5 per night
On leash, always attended; not allowed in lodging area
No pitbull breeds
Bear River Lake Resort: (209) 295-4868

Reservations available first come, first served
Maximum Length RV/Trailer 35 feet
Accessible Sites: some accessible sites
Fees: Standard site $33
X-large site $49.50
Reservations: (209) 295-4868
Campground Map: Bear River Lake Resort Campground Map
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, 1:00 PM

Bear Rive Lake Resort Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring with grills, water and power hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, ice machine, laundromat, playground
Showers: Yes (coin operated)
Dump Station: Yes (fee)
Resort Facilities: Marina, launch ramp, boat rentals, restaurant, bar, video arcade, store
Nearby attractions: Lower Bear River Reservoir, fishing, boating, horseback riding, OHV, Bear River Lake Resort for boat rentals, restaurant, and bar; Salt Springs Reservoir, Silver Lake, Caples Lake, Kirkwood

Bear River Lake Resort Group Campsite

The group campsite at Bear River Lake Resort can accommodate up to 60 people.
Fee: $225 per night

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