Upper Blue Lake Campground is at the north end of the lake. Campsites are set back in among the trees, 3 miles beyond Lower Blue Lake Campground.
Blue Lakes are owned by the Pacific Gas & Electric Company, which oversees the campgrounds. Blue Lakes Road leaves Highway 88 in the Hope Valley on the east side of Carson Pass. A 12-mile drive leads to the cluster of lakes which includes Upper and Lower Blue Lakes as well as Twin Lakes, Meadow Lake, and a number of other smaller lakes. An unimproved boat ramp is nearby.
Upper Blue Lake Campground's 27 sites can all accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. Reservations can be made online as late as 3 days prior to arrival. A 2-night stay is required for those making reservations.
Set out for OHV adventures, hiking trails, or horseback riding. Visit Tamarack Lake, Indian Valley and the Pacific Crest Trail. Enjoy Swimming, fishing and boating on Blue Lakes and Twin Lake. For more about recreation around Carson Pass see Up and Over Carson Pass.
Pacific Gas & Electric Company Campground Reservation Information
Beginning February 6, 2017, at 8:00 AM, group and individual campsites may be reserved for a full week or more (7-day minimum, 14-day maximum) within the campground's reservation season.
Starting March 6, 2017, at 8:00 AM, group and individual campsites may be reserved for partial weeks and weekends (2-day minimum, 14-day maximum) within the campground's reservation season.
All PG&E campgrounds, including those with reservations available, also have some first-come,
General Camping Information
When making reservations be sure that your vehicle will fit in the space indicated on the reservations website.
For campground purposes, a vehicle is any equipment that is required to be licensed/registered. This includes RVs, trailers, cars/trucks, boat/car trailer, motorcycle/atv, etc. Vehicles parked in a truck or on a trailer are not counted separately.