PiPi Campground

Cosumnes River


Cosumnes River


PiPi Campground, Cosumnes River, Eldorado National Forest, CA

PiPi Campground

Eldorado National Forest Attractions

Visitors to the PiPi Campground in the Eldorado National Forest on Carson Pass find many wonderful places to explore.

  • Launch your boat into Bear River Reservoir.
  • Drive out to Blue Lakes for great fishing and hiking.
  • Fish and boat on Silver Lake and Caples Lake.
  • Visit Kirkwood for both winter and summer activities from skiing to mountain biking.
  • 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.

Key PiPi Campground Regulations

  1. Fires are only permitted in provided fire rings. Collect only downed firewood.
  2. Avoid problems with bears, by storing all foods, soap, and garbage in bear boxes.
  3. Keep dogs on leash at all times.




PiPi Campground

PiPi Campground is along the Middle Fork of the Cosumnes River in the Eldorado National Forest. This campground is often overlooked by campers, but it offers a number of wonderful features that make it an attractive destination for camping. Anglers find good fishing in the Cosumnes River, and once the currents have subsided in late summer swimming holes appear. Trails and roads lead off in several directions from PiPi Campground. An ADA accessible boardwalk runs for nearly a mile along the side of the river for the full length of the campground. Accessible fishing docks are found along the way.

Reach PiPi Campground from Highway 88, 26 miles east of Jackson. Then travel 0.8 miles on Omo Ranch Road followed by 5.9 miles on North/South Road.

PiPi Campground has 52 campsites in a forest of cedar and firs. Reservations for specific sites can be made for more than half of PiPi's campsites. Nine are tent-only, and the remainder can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. Reservations for non-specific sites, or Management sites, mean that campers will be assigned a site upon arrival.

Campground Basics
PiPi Campground Location: North/South Road off Omo Ranch Rd., off Highway 88, 26 miles east of Jackson
Elevation: 3,840feet
Miles from gateway city: Sacramento - 81 miles
Campground Open: May through mid-November
Number of Sites: 52
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2 (fee for extra vehicle)
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 for PiPi Campground
Reservations available whenever campground is open
Maximum Vehicle Length: 42 feet
ADA Accessible Sites: #43, accessible restrooms
Favorite Campsites: #10, 23, 30, 31, 47, 49, 50
2-family sites: #17, 42
3-family site: #28
Fees: $22 per night
Reservations: PiPi Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, 2:00 PM

PiPi Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring with grills; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, piped water
Showers: No
Dump Station: No
Campground Map: PiPi Campground Map
Attractions near PiPi Campground: Visit the Cosumnes River for fishing and swimming. Explore Indian Grinding Rock State Park. Go 4-wheeling at Gold Note OHV area. Visit historic Jackson and Volcano.

Fishing dock at PiPi Campground, Cosumnes River, Eldorado National Forest, CA

ADA Accessible Fishing Dock


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