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