Southern California Edison Company operates a number of mountain lakes as part of its hydroelectric facilities. These lakes provide wonderful opportunities for outdoor recreation. Among the lakes are Florence Lake, Lake Thomas A. Edison, Huntington Lake, and Shaver Lake. Those who are staying at Dorabelle Campground at Shaver Lake have a variety of excellent recreation opportunities.
Recently reconstructed (2014), Dorabelle Campground is on the west shore of Shaver Lake in the Sierra National Forest. The campground is about 2 miles from Camp Edison and only ½ mile from the community of Shaver Lake. Shaver Lake is a very popular recreation area with fishing, boating, waterskiing, jet skiing, hiking, swimming, and picnicking.
Dorabelle Campground has 61 campsites. Nineteen of the sites are designated as tent-only; the others can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. Many campsites are shaded by mature conifers while others are more open to the sun. Some campsites have views of the lake. Boats can be moored nearby.
There is a minimum 2-night stay at Dorabelle Campground on weekends and 3 nights on holiday weekends. Nearly ⅓ of the campsites are wheelchair accessible, but these campsites are open to others if no other campsites are available.
|Dorabelle Campground Basics|
|Dorabelle Campground Location:||Dinkey Creek Rd., 3 miles south of Highway 168 at Shaver Lake|
|Mileage from gateway cities:||Fresno - 51 miles|
|Campground Open:||May through October|
|Number of Sites:||61|
|Max. People per Site:||6 (including children)|
|Vehicles per Site:||1 (fee for 2nd vehicle)|
|Pets:||On leash, always attended|
|High Sierra Ranger District:||(559) 855-5355|
|Reservations at Dorabelle Campground|
|Reservations recommended||Mid-May through mid-October|
|Booking Window:||Reservations can be made from 1 day up to 6 months in advance of arrival date.|
|Maximum Vehicle Length:||40 feet|
|Wheelchair accessible sites:||#1, 4, 10, 13, 18-20, 23, 27-30, 34, 40, 41, 44, 46, 49, 52, 53|
|Fees:||$30 per night ($2 more on holiday weekends)|
|Reservations:||Dorabelle Campground reservations|
|Check-in, check-out:||2:00 PM, Noon|
|Dorabelle Campground Amenities|
|Amenities at every Campsite:||Picnic table, grill, campfire ring; no hook-ups|
|Campground:||Vault toilets, piped water|
|Attractions near Dorabelle Campground:||Jump into Shaver Lake for swimming. Launch your boat at a nearby ramp. Head to Shaver Lake Marina for boat rentals. Find nearby fish cleaning stations. Drive a short distance to Sierra Marina and check out their boat rentals. Strike out on hiking trails or go horseback riding. Drive nine miles to Dinkey Creek.|