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.
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.
|Location:||South shore of Courtright Reservoir not far from the dam|
|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:
PG&E: (559) 442-5576
|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|
|Nearby facilities:||Wishon Village, 9 miles to the south with store and boat rentals|
|Nearby attractions:||Courtright Day Use Area, Wee-Mee-Kute Fishing access, fish for brown, rainbow and brook trout, hike 6 miles to Dinkey Lakes, trails to John Muir Wilderness, Maxson Trailhead is the beginning of the 31-mile Dusy-Ershim off highway vehicle route|