Billy Creek Campgrounds

Huntington Lake


Huntington Lake


Billy Creek Campground, Huntington Lake, Sierra National Forest, CA

Lower Billy Creek Campground

High Sierra Lakes Attractions

Southern California Edison Company operates a series of lakes in Madera County which provide excellent opportunities for outdoor recreation. Among the lakes are Lake Thomas A. Edison, Florence Lake, Huntington Lake, and Shaver Lake. Campers at Billy Creek Campgrounds at Huntington Lake are close to rewarding fishing, scenic boating, and interesting hiking.

Billy Creek Campgrounds

Two campgrounds rest along Billy Creek at the northwestern end of Huntington Lake in the Sierra National Forest. Recently upgraded, Lower Billy Creek Campground is on the lakeshore in a forest of pine and fir trees. Every campsite has a lake view. Upper Billy Creek Campground is just across the road in a forest of pine, fir, and cedar trees. Some sites at the upper campground have lake views, others overlook Billy Creek. Visitors to the area enjoy boating, fishing, hiking, and relaxing in the fresh mountain air.

Lower Billy Creek Campground has 12 sites, all of which can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. Upper Billy Creek Campground has 43 campsites. Twelve of them are designated for tents only; the rest can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. In the summer, interpretive programs are offered at the Upper Billy Creek amphitheater.

Forest Service Notice: "Upper Billy Creek Campground have (sic) been undergoing renovations since 2016. There is a possibility renovation work may be completed in 2017, and the campground would be available for advanced reservations. Please continue to check back for status updates. Thank you for your patience as we work to improve this facility."

Before entering a campsite, campers are asked to check in at the Eastwood CLM office located at the east end of Huntington Lake.

Billy Creek Campground Basics
Billy Creek Campgrounds Location: 3.2 miles down the north shore of Huntington Lake
Elevation: 7,000 feet
Mileage from gateway cities: Fresno - 69 miles
Campground Open: Late May to September
Number of Sites: 55
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children
Vehicles per Site: 2, $7 fee for 2nd vehicle
Pets: On leash, always attended
High Sierra Ranger District: (559) 855-5355

Reservations at Billy Creek Campgrounds
Reservations Recommended: whenever campground is open
Booking Window: Reservations can be made from 1 day up to 6 months in advance of arrival date.
Maximum Vehicle Length: 30 feet
Wheelchair accessible sites: None designated
Favorite Campsites: Upper - #25, 39, 40
Fees: $31.50 per night ($33.50 on holiday weekends)
Reservations: Lower Billy Creek Campground Reservations
Reservations: Upper Billy Creek Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Billy Creek Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic tables, grills, campfire rings; no hook-ups
Campground: Flush (upper) and vault toilets, piped water, museum (lower), amphitheater (lower)
Showers: No
Dump Station: No
Attractions near Billy Creek Campgrounds: Huntington Lake is popular for boating, waterskiing, sailing, fishing, swimming, kayaking, and more. Enjoy hiking trails into the Kaiser Wilderness. At the west end of lake visit Billy Creek Guard Station Museum which provides historical overviews of Huntington Lake, Native Americans and the Forest Service. Lakeshore Resort offers lodging, restaurant, saloon, store, marina, and boat rentals. Local hiking trails include Rancheria Falls (1 mile), Indian Pools (1 mile) and Black Point (.7 miles).
Go on trail rides with D & F Pack Station.

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.

Campground reservations become available 6 months in advance.

Accessible Sites

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

Upper Billy Creek Campground map, Sierra National Forest, CA
map of campground locations at Huntington Lake (including Billy Creek Campgrounds), Sierra National Forest, CA

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