Camp Edison

Shaver Lake

Shaver Lake

Camp Edison, Shaver Lake, Sierra National Forest, CA

High Sierra Lakes Attractions

Southern California Edison Company operates a series of lakes which provide wonderful opportunities for outdoor recreation. Among the lakes are Lake Thomas A. Edison, Florence Lake, Huntington Lake, and Shaver Lake. Those who are staying at Camp Edison are on the shores of a beautiful mountain lake with a variety of recreation available.

Key Camp Edison Regulations

  1. Washing dishes or pets in the restrooms or laundromats is not permitted.
  2. Fires are permitted in fire rings only. Rings are not to be moved.
  3. Quiet time is from 10:00 PM to 7:00 AM.
  4. To avoid bringing in invasive pests, outside firewood is not permitted. Obtain firewood locally.

Camp Edison

Camp Edison at Shaver Lake in the Sierra National Forest is one of the most popular campgrounds in California. The campground is operated by the Southern California Edison Company. Located on the shore of Shaver Lake, Camp Edison provides visitors access to all the natural wonders of the area along with the amenities of the Shaver Lake community. Popular activities include fishing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, swimming, hiking, kayaking, and picnicking.

Note: For safety and forest health reasons, Camp Edison has been removing insect infested trees. Some campsites have more sun exposure than currently described in campsite details.

Camp Edison offers more than 250 campsites at its campground spread around about a dozen loops overlooking the lake. Most campsites are set a short distance back from the lake, but a few, such as those on the Elderberry Loop, are close to the water. Some sites have lake views, while a large number rest in a mature conifer forest. Camp Edison also has a number of Group Campsites.

Camp Edison Basics
Camp Edison Location: On Highway 168 at Shaver Lake
Elevation: 5,390 feet
Mileage from gateway cities: Fresno - 50 miles
Campground Open: Open year-round
Number of Sites: 252
Max. People/Vehicles per Site: Small sites - 6 people / 2 vehicles
Medium sites - 8 people / 3 vehicles
Large sites - 10 peope / 4 vehicles
Oct. 15 - May 14 max is 8 for all sites
Ages less than 2 not counted as occupant
Pets: On leash, always attended, sleep in tent or camper, $6 each per night
Camp Edison: (559) 841-3134 ext. 6

Reservations for Camp Edison
Reservations Recommended: year-round
Booking Window: For stays of 7 - 14 nights, reservations can be made beginning February 1 at 5:00 AM
For stays of 6 nights or less, reservations begin March 1 at 5:00 AM
Maximum Vehicle Length: 50+ feet
Wheelchair accessible sites: None designated; call
Favorite Campsites: #38, 40, 67, 70, 107, 108, 120, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 176, 177, 219, 230
not recommended: #222
(also available by mail or fax)
Camp Edison Online Reservations
Check-in, check-out: Noon, 11:00 AM

2018 Camp Edison Fees
Campsite Small Medium Large
Standard $40 $50 $60
Standard Paved $45 $55 $65
Full Hook-ups $55 $65 $75
Premium $55 $65 $75
Lake Front $80 $90 $100

Camp Edison Amenities
Amenities at every Campsite: Picnic tables, grills, campfire rings, electricity, cable TV
Full Hook-up Campsites: Full and partial hook-up sites available
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, piped water, amphitheater, laundromat
WiFi: Available in campsites 133-252 and at the Information Center (fee)
Camp Edison Website: Camp Edison
Showers: Yes
Dump Station: Honey Wagon (fee)
Attractions near Camp Edison: Enjoy the swimming and convenient boat launch ramps. Rent boats at Shaver Lake Marina. Find fish cleaning stations nearby. Play sports such as volleyball, basketball, and horseshoes. Drive the short distance to Sierra Marina for more boat rental choices. Set out into the forest hiking trails or horseback riding.

1 A camping unit is defined as a "cab over camper and towed vehicle, or motorhome and towed vehicle, or one vehicle and trailer (5th wheel, travel trailer, tent trailer or utility trailer with camping gear), or two vehicles with tent gear only."

Camp Edison Group Campsites

Camp Edison has 11 group campsites, designated A - K.

Group Campsite Max. People Max. Vehicles Fee per Night*
A 60 18 $370
B 32 10 $195
C 60 18 $355
D 25 6 $145
E 18 6 $200
F 60 15 $370
G 30 9 $195
H 40 12 $260
I 30 9 $200
(2 electric and cable TV hook-ups)
24 8 $180
(2 electric and cable TV hook-ups)
18 5 $140

*Prices subject to change.

Campground at Camp Edison, Shaver Lake, Sierra National Forest, CA

Camp Edison Campsite

Shaver Lake Campgrounds map, CA - showing area campgrounds including Camp Edison.


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