Dorabelle Campground

Shaver Lake


Shaver Lake


Dorabelle Campground, Shaver Lake, Sierra National Forest, CA

Dorabelle Campground

High Sierra Lakes Attractions

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.


Key Dorabelle Campground Regulations

  1. Fires must be confined to the provided fire pit.
  2. Quiet time is from 10:00 PM to 7:00 AM.
  3. To avoid bringing in invasive pests, outside firewood is not permitted. Obtain firewood locally.

Dorabelle Campground

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
Elevation: 5,600 feet
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
Showers: No
Dump Station: No
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.

Shaver Lake Campgrounds map showing the location of Dorabelle Campground, CA

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