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.
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.
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|
|Mileage from gateway cities:||Fresno - 50 miles|
|Campground Open:||Open year-round|
|Number of Sites:||252|
|Max. People per Site:||8 (first 4 are included in price, $5 per night fee additional people ages 5 and older)|
|Vehicles per Site:||1 camping unit (basically 1 driven vehicle and 1 towed, but read details below)1
Additional vehicles $6 each per night
|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|
|Booking Window:||For stays of 7 nights or more, reservations can be made up to 180 days in advance of arrival date. For 6 nights or fewer, reservations can be made up to 150 days in advance.|
|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
|2017 Fees:||Lake Front Sites - $80 per night
Full Hook-up Sites - $56
Lake View and Lake Side Sites - $55
Paved Sites - $45
Preferred Sites - $43
Standard Sites - $32
(also available by mail or fax)
|Camp Edison Online Reservations|
|Check-in, check-out:||Noon, 11:00 AM|
|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|
|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 has 11 group campsites, designated A - K.
|Group Campsite||Max. People||Max. Vehicles||Fee per Night*|
(2 electric and cable TV hook-ups)
(2 electric and cable TV hook-ups)
*Prices subject to change.