Rancheria Campground sits on the eastern end of Huntington Lake in the Sierra National Forest. Visitors to Huntington Lake enjoy swimming, boating, fishing, and hiking into the nearby Kaiser Wilderness. Along the lakeshore are resorts, cafes, stores, marinas, boat launch ramps, and picnic areas. Rancheria Marina is on the other side of the inlet from the campground.
With 125 campsites, Rancheria Campground is the largest campground at the lake. Many of the campsites have lake views. Some of the 58 tent-only sites require a short walk. Some of those are lakefront, offering campers the opportunity to moor their boats next to their camps. Previous campers caution that lakefront sites can be windy.
The rest of the campsites can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. A large number of campsites are designated as wheelchair accessible, including site #58 which is virtually lakefront. A dense forest of pine and fir offers plenty of shade to the campsites. Rancheria Campground also has 3 Small Group Campsites.
There is a minimum 2-night stay on weekends and 3 nights on holiday weekends.
Before entering a campsite, campers are asked to check in at the Eastwood CLM office located at the east end of Huntington Lake.
Rancheria Campground Group Campsites
Rancheria Campground has 3 small group, tent-only campsites - Granite, Jeffrey Pine, and White Pine. Each campsite can accommodate up to 18 people and 6 vehicles. The sites have electric and water hook-ups. A maximum of 10 tents are allowed at each campsite. Granite campsite is set up for handicapped use, but if the other two sites have been taken, non-handicapped people may reserve the site. White Pine campsite is close to the lake. Reservations are required any time the campground is open. On the reservation website, the 3 group sites are designated as Tent Only Electric.
Fee: $94 per night
Reservations: Rancheria Campground Group Campsite Reservations
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.
Campground reservations become available 6 months in advance of arrival date.
Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate