Lily Pad Campground

Wishon Reservoir


Wishon Reservoir


Lily Pad Campground, Wishon Reservoir, CA

Lily Pad Campground

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. Pacific Gas and Electric operates Courtright and Wishon reservoirs.


Key Campground Regulations

  1. Fires in fire rings only.
  2. Quiet time is from 10:00 PM to 7:00 AM.
  3. To avoid bringing in invasive pests, outside firewood is not permitted. Purchase locally.

Lily Pad Campground

Lily Pad Campground is located on the west side of Pacific Gas and Electric Company's Wishon Reservoir in the Sierra National Forest. Wishon Reservoir is popular for fishing and boating. With a 15 MPH speed limit, Wishon makes a great place for paddling kayaks, canoes and rafts. Trails lead into the John Muir wildernesses. From Shaver Lake it is a 29-mile drive to Wishon Reservoir.

Lily Pad Campground has 15 campsites operated by PG&E. Four of the sites are walk-in, tent-only campsites; the rest can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. Campsites do not have lake views. Some sites have pull-throughs for large RVs.

Campground Basics
Location: South shore of Wishon Reservoir not far from the dam
Elevation: 6,540 feet
Mileage from gateway cities: Fresno - 79 miles
Campground Open: Early May through mid-October
Number of Sites: 15
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 1 ($5 fee for 2nd vehicle)
Pets: On leash, always attended, $2 per night
Information: High Sierra Ranger District:
(559) 855-5355
PG&E: (559) 442-5576

Reservations
Reservations Available Late May through early September
Booking Window: See PG&E's Reservation Information below
Maximum Vehicle Length: 35 feet
Wheelchair accessible sites: none designated
Fees: $24 per night
Reservations: Lily Pad Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, 11:00 AM

Lily Pad Campground Amenities
Campsite amenities: Picnic table, grill, bear-proof food storage locker; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, piped water
Showers: No
Dump Station: No
Campground Map: Lily Pad Campground Map
Nearby facilities: Wishon Village
Nearby attractions: Wishon Reservoir for boating and fishing, Wishon Village RV Resort operate a small marina with boat rentals. Hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, Spanish OHV Route

Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Campground Reservation Information

Beginning February 6, 2017, at 8:00 AM, group and individual campsites may may be reserved for a full week or more (7-day minimum, 14-day maximum) within the campground's reservation season.

Starting March 6, 2017, at 8:00 AM, group and individual campsites may may be reserved for partial weeks and weekends (2-day minimum, 14-day maximum) within the campground's reservation season.

All PG&E campgrounds, including those with reservations available, also have some first-come, first-serve sites.

Lily Pad Campground, Wishon Reservoir, CA

Lily Pad Campground

Map of campgrounds at Courtright Reservoir and Wishon Reservoir, CA

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