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.
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|
|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|
|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.|