Midge Creek Campground

Sierra National Forest

Huntington Lake

Midge Creek Group Campground, Huntington Lake, CA

Midge Creek Group 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. Campers at Midge Creek Campground at Huntington Lake are only a short drive from the water's edge.

Midge Creek Campground

Midge Creek Campground is 1.2 miles east of Huntington Lake in the Sierra National Forest. The campground is composed of a group site (A) and an adjacent family, tents-only camping area (B). Visitors to either site need only take a short drive to reach Huntington Lake and all of its attributes. The lake is lined with resorts, marinas, campgrounds, launch ramps, and other excellent facilities. Fishing and boating are popular at Huntington Lake. Nearby trails lead into the wilderness.

The group area at Midge Creek Campground is an inviting open space, shaded by mature fir trees. The site can accept for RVs, trailers, and tents. Groups could also use the family, tents-only area if more space is needed.

No reservations are required; the campground is first-come, first served. There is no piped water and no garbage service. Campers are asked to pack out their garbage. For groups, it would be advisable to call ahead to check on availability - High Sierra Ranger District (559) 855-5355.

Midge Creek Campground Basics
Midge Creek Campground Location: 1.2 miles east of Huntington Lake on Kaiser Pass Rd.
Elevation: 7,330 feet
Mileage from gateway cities: Fresno - 64 miles
Campground Open: May through October, weather permitting
Number of Sites: 2 group sites, family sites available
Max. People per Site: 50 per site, 6 per family site
Vehicles per Site: approximately 17 at group site,
1 at family sites
Pets: On leash, always attended
High Sierra Ranger District: (559) 855-5355

No Reservations: First come, first served
Maximum Vehicle Length: 35 feet
Wheelchair accessible sites: None designated
Fees: $100 per night for group site
$22 for single family site
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Midge Creek Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic tables, grills, campfire rings; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, no potable water
Showers: No
Dump Station: No
Attractions near Midge Creek Campground: Find nearby OHV routes and equestrian trails. Visit Huntington Lake with boating, waterskiing, kayaking, sailing, and fishing. Stop by Lakeshore Resort with a restaurant, marina, and boat rentals. Or drop in at Drop in at nearby Rancheria Enterprises where you will find a full marina with boat rentals.

General Camping Information

Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the reservation site when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite. Opening dates for campgrounds may vary as they are often dependent on weather conditions.

Accessible Sites

Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate

Midge Creek  Campground, Huntington Lake, CA

Midge Creek Campground for Tents

Campgrounds without Potable Water

The lack of drinking water at a campground can be an inconvenience, especially for those without an RV or travel trailer. The obvious solution is to bring along a 5 or 7 gallon water canister to use for drinking water, dish washing, and even teeth brushing.

Another solution to consider is to use a quality water filter to filter water from a nearby stream or lake, a process backpackers use all the time. While hand pump filters work well, they can become tiresome. A gravity flow filter is really the best solution for campground use. Simply fill the reservoir with water, hang it from a tree limb, and enjoy clean water filling your water jug at a rate of almost ½ gallon a minute.

map of campground locations at Huntington Lake, including Midge Creek Campground, Sierra National Forest, CA

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