College Campground

Huntington Lake


Huntington Lake


College Campground, Huntington Lake, Sierra National Forest, CA

College Campground in April

High Sierra Lakes Attractions

Southern California Edison Company operates four lakes in Madera County which provide hydroelectric power - Lake Thomas A. Edison, Florence Lake, Huntington Lake, and Shaver Lake. Each of the lakes is a wonderful recreation destination. Visitors to College Campground at Huntington Lake are close to enjoyable fishing, boating, and hiking.


College Campground

College Campground is on the northeast shore of Huntington Lake in the Sierra National Forest. Huntington Lake is popular for swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, and sitting around a campfire at night. Along the shore near the campground are resorts, cafes, stores, marinas, and picnic areas.

College Campground has 10 tent-only campsites next to the lake. Two of the sites are doubles. Many campers choose campsites close to the water so they can moor their boats right next to their camp. Some campsites are in open meadow while others are tucked in among the trees.

There is a minimum 2-night stay on weekends and 3 nights on holiday weekends. Before entering a campsite, campers are asked to check in at the Eastwood CLM office located at the east end of Huntington Lake.

College Campground Basics
College Campground Location: ½ mile down the north shore of Huntington Lake
Elevation: 7,000 feet
Mileage from gateway cities: Fresno - 67 miles
Campground Open: June through October
Number of Sites: 10
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 College Campground
Reservations Recommended: whenever campground is open
Booking Window: Reservations can be made for today and up to 6 months in advance of arrival date.
Maximum Vehicle Length: 30 feet
Wheelchair accessible sites: #1, 4
Fees: $30 per night ($32 on holiday weekends)
Reservations: College Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

College Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic tables, grills, campfire rings; no hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, vault toilets, piped water
Campground Sketch Map: College Campground Map
Showers: No
Dump Station: No
Attractions near College Campground: Drop in at nearby Rancheria Enterprises where you will find a full marina with boat rentals. At west end of lake visit Billy Creek Guard Station Museum provides historical overviews of Huntington Lake, Native Americans and the Forest Service. Huntington Lake is popular for boating, waterskiing, sailing, fishing, swimming, kayaking, and more.
Lakeshore Resort has lodging, a restaurant, saloon, store, marina, and boat rentals.
Local hiking trails include Rancheria Falls (1 mile), Indian Pools (1 mile) and Black Point (.7 miles). Hiking trails into the Kaiser Wilderness.
Enjoy 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

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