Swanson Meadow Campground

Shaver Lake


Shaver Lake


Swanson Meadow Campground, Shaver Lake, Sierra National Forest, CA

Swanson Meadow 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.


Key Campground Regulations

  1. Fires in fire rings only.
  2. Quiet time is from 10:00 PM to 7:00 AM.
  3. To avoid bringing in invasive pests, outside firewood is not permitted. Purchase locally.

Swanson Meadow Campground

Swanson Meadow Campground is about 3 miles from Shaver Lake in the Sierra National Forest. The small campground provides a quieter alternative to the much larger and busier campgrounds along the west shore of the lake. Swanson Meadow is only a short drive from all the popular activities around Shaver Lake, including fishing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, swimming, hiking, kayaking, and picnicking. A nearby road that circumnavigates the lake provides access to good swimming areas on the lake's east shore.

Swanson Meadow Campground has 10 campsites deep among the trees. Some sites are doubles. Campsites are well spread out and shaded by a mature conifer forest.

Campground Basics
Location: Dinkey Creek Rd., 3 miles east of Highway 168 at Shaver Lake
Elevation: 5,600 feet
Mileage from gateway cities: Fresno - 53 miles
Campground Open: May through October
Number of Sites: 10
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 1 (fee for 2nd vehicle)
Pets: On leash, always attended
High Sierra Ranger District: (559) 855-5355

Reservations
No Reservations First come, first served
Maximum Vehicle Length: 25 feet
Wheelchair accessible sites: None designated
Fees: $17 per night
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Swanson Meadow Campground Amenities
Amenities at every Campsite: Picnic table, food locker, campfire ring; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, no potable water
Showers: No
Dump Station: No
Nearby attractions: Shaver Lake for swimming, boat launch ramps, Shaver Lake Marina, fish cleaning stations, volleyball court, basketball court, horseshoe pits. Short distance to Sierra Marina. Hiking trails, horseback riding. Nine miles to Dinkey Creek.

Shaver Lake Campgrounds map, CA


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