Deer Creek Campground

Huntington Lake


Huntington Lake


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

Deer Creek Campground in April

High Sierra Lakes Attractions

Southern California Edison Company operates a series of lakes which provide wonderful opportunities for outdoor recreation. Each of the four lakes - Lake Thomas A. Edison, Florence Lake, Huntington Lake, and Shaver Lake - offers a variety of recreation opportunities. Visitors to Deer Creek Campground at Huntington Lake can make day trips to all of the lakes.


Deer Creek Campground

Deer Creek Campground is on the north shore of Huntington Lake in the Sierra National Forest. Visitors to Huntington Lake enjoy swimming, boating, fishing, and hiking into the nearby Kaiser Wilderness. Along the lakeshore are resorts, cafes, stores, marinas, boat launch ramps, and picnic areas. The community of Lakeshore and a public launch ramp are near Deer Creek Campground.

Deer Creek Campground has 27 campsites in 2 loops next to the lake. All the campsites have lake views. One loop is heavily forested while the other is more open and sunny. There are 4 double sites. Designated premium lakefront campsites are $2 extra each night. All the campsites can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents.

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.

Deer Creek Campground Basics
Deer Creek Campground Location: 1 mile down the north shore of Huntington Lake
Elevation: 7,000 feet
Mileage from gateway cities: Fresno - 68 miles
Campground Open: June through October
Number of Sites: 27
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 Deer Creek Campground
Reservations Recommended: Mid-May through mid-September
Booking Window: Reservations can be made for today and up to 6 months in advance of arrival date.
Maximum Vehicle Length: 40 feet
Wheelchair accessible sites: None designated, but accessible facilities available
Fees: $31.50 per night, premium sites $33.50 ($2 more on holiday weekends)
Reservations: Deer Creek Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Deer Creek Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic tables, grills, campfire rings; no hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, piped water
Showers: No
Dump Station: No
Attractions near Deer Creek Campground: Huntington Lake is well-known for its great boating, waterskiing, sailing, fishing, swimming, and kayaking. 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.
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 of arrival date.


Accessible Sites

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




Deer Creek Campground map, Sierra National Forest, CA
map of campground locations at Huntington Lake, including Deer Creek Campground, Sierra National Forest, CA

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