Marmot Rock Campground

Courtright Reservoir


Courtright Reservoir


Marmot Rock Campground, Courtright Reservoir, CA

Marmot Rock Campground

High Sierra Lakes Attractions

Pacific Gas and Electric Corporation operates Courtright and Wishon reservoirs. The two lakes are part of PG&E's hydroelectric facilities. Those camped at Marmot Rock Campground at Courtright Reservoir enjoy wonderful fishing and boating.

  • Fish for brown trout at Courtright and Wishon reservoirs.
  • Visit other nearby mountain lakes in the area:
  • Hike out the trail to Maxson Meadow or to Cliff Lake.
  • Go 4-wheeling from the Maxson Trailhead out the Dusy-Ershim trail and camp at Voyager Rock Camping area.
  • Set out on a trail ride with D & F Pack Station at Huntington Lake or Shaver Stable at Shaver Lake, or take an extended pack trip with High Sierra Pack Station at Lake Thomas A. Edison.
  • Visit China Peak for scenic chair lift rides, mountain biking, disc golf, and more.
  • Visit the beautiful McKinley Grove of Giant Sequoias.

Key Marmot Rock Campground Regulations

  1. Campfires must be confined to the provided fire ring.
  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.
  4. Dogs must be on leash and attended at all times in the campground.

Marmot Rock Campground

Marmot Rock Campground sits at the southern end of Pacific Gas and Electric Company's Courtright Reservoir in the Sierra National Forest. The lake is popular for fishing and boating. With a 10 MPH speed limit, Courtright is enjoyed by paddlers in kayaks and canoes. Trails lead into the Dinkey Creek and John Muir wildernesses. Bring your camera for stunning photos of this beautiful mountain lake. The long drive to the campground deters some campers. It is 34 miles from Shaver Lake to the campground.

Marmot Rock Campground has 15 walk-in, tent only campsites. Sites tend to be close together. Most sites are tucked in the shade of a lodgepole pine forest, others are more open with wonderful lake views.

Marmot Rock Campground Basics
Marmot Rock Campground Location: South shore of Courtright Reservoir not far from the dam
Elevation: 8,200 feet
Mileage from gateway cities: Fresno - 84 miles
Campground Open: Mid-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
No Reservations Reservations may become available in 2016
Wheelchair accessible sites: none designated
Fees: $24 per night if water is available
$18 per night at overflow site and when water not available
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, 11:00 AM

Marmot Rock 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
Nearby facilities: Wishon Village, 9 miles to the south with store and boat rentals
Attractions near Marmot Rock Campground: Visit Courtright Day Use Area and Wee-Mee-Kute Fishing access. Fish the lake for brown, rainbow and brook trout. Hike 6 miles to the Dinkey Lakes or follow trails to John Muir Wilderness. Maxson Trailhead is the beginning of the 31-mile Dusy-Ershim off highway vehicle route.

Marmot Rock Campground, Courtright Reservoir, CA

Marmot Rock Campground

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