Upper Blue Lake Dam Site Campground is along the shore of the southern end of Upper Blue Lake, near the boat launch ramp and the dam. Its companion, Dam Site Expansion Campground, is across the road, providing additional campsites among the trees a little farther back from the lake.
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. Unimproved boat ramps are found at both of the Blue Lakes.
Upper Blue Lake Dam Site Campground's 10 sites and the Expansion Campground's 16 sites can all accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. The camps are among the trees, well shaded and nicely separated. Most of those in main campground are lakefront. Reservations can be made online as late as 3 days prior to arrival. A 2-night stay is required for those making reservations.
Attractions near Upper Blue Lake Dam Site Campground:
Visit Tamarack Lake, Indian Valley and the Pacific Crest Trail. Enjoy Swimming, fishing and boating on Blue Lakes and Twin Lake. Set out for OHV adventures, hiking trails, or horseback riding. For more about recreation around Carson Pass see Up and Over Carson Pass.
Pacific Gas & Electric Company Campground Reservation Information
Beginning April 2, 2018, 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 April 16, 2018, 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,
Upper Blue Lake Dam Site Expansion Campground
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.