Badger Flat Campgrounds

Sierra National Forest

Huntington Lake

Badger Flat Campground, Huntington Lake, CA

Badger Flat Family Campsite

High Sierra Lakes Attractions

Southern California Edison Company operates a series of lakes for its hydroelectric facilities. The lakes provide wonderful opportunities for outdoor recreation. Among the lakes are Lake Thomas A. Edison, Florence Lake, Huntington Lake, and Shaver Lake. Vacationers at Badger Flat Campground near Huntington Lake can spread out and enjoy many carefree days.

Badger Flat Campgrounds

Badger Flat Campgrounds are located 5 miles east of Huntington Lake in the Sierra National Forest. A standard family campground is well separated from a large group campground. The family campground has 15 first-come, first-served sites among the trees close to Rancheria Creek. Campsites can accommodate trailers, RVs, and tents. There is no potable water. Before entering the site, campers are asked to check in at the Eastwood CLM office located at the east end of Huntington Lake.

Horses are permitted at the both Badger Flat Campgrounds, but there are no special equestrian facilities.

The spacious group site can accommodate up to 100 people and 35 vehicles. Although it lacks some common campground amenities such as piped water, it serves as an excellent gathering place for OHV and equestrian groups. A trail connects to the California Riding and Hiking Trail. A sandy area along adjacent Rancheria Creek provides a nice wading area.

Badger Flat Campground Basics
Badger Flat Campground Location: 5 miles east of Huntington Lake off Kaiser Pass Rd., separate access roads for family campground and group campground
Elevation: 8,240 feet
Mileage from gateway cities: Fresno - 66 miles
Campground Open: May through late October, depending on snow
Number of Sites: 15 family sites, 1 separate group campsite
Max. People per Site: 6 for family sites, 100 for group site
Vehicles per Site: 1 for family site, 35 for group site
Pets: On leash, always attended
High Sierra Ranger District: (559) 855-5355

Reservations for Badger Flat Campgrounds
Reservations Recommended: Reservations for group site whenever campground is open
Family campsites are first-come, first-served
Booking Window: Reservations for the group site can be made from 2 days up to 12 months in advance of arrival date.
Maximum Vehicle Length: 35 feet
Wheelchair accessible sites: None designated
Fees: $22 per night for family campsites,
$310 per night for group campsite
Reservations: Badger Flat Group Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Badger Flat Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic tables, grills, campfire rings; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, no piped water
Showers: No
Dump Station: No
Attractions near Badger Flat Campgrounds: Find nearby OHV routes. Set out on scenic equestrian trails. Drive over to nearby Huntington Lake for boating, waterskiing, sailing, fishing, and kayaking. Stop in at Lakeshore Resort for lodging, a restaurant, saloon, store, marina, and boat rentals.

General Camping Information

Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the reservation site when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite. Opening dates for campgrounds may vary as they are often dependent on weather conditions.

Accessible Sites

Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate

Badger Flat Group Campground, Huntington Lake, CA

Badger Flat Group Campground

Campgrounds without Potable Water

The lack of drinking water at a campground can be an inconvenience, especially for those without an RV or travel trailer. The obvious solution is to bring along a 5 or 7 gallon water canister to use for drinking water, dish washing, and even teeth brushing.

Another solution to consider is to use a quality water filter to filter water from a nearby stream or lake, a process backpackers use all the time. While hand pump filters work well, they can become tiresome. A gravity flow filter is really the best solution for campground use. Simply fill the reservoir with water, hang it from a tree limb, and enjoy clean water filling your water jug at a rate of almost ½ gallon a minute.

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