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.
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.
|Location:||Dinkey Creek Rd., 3 miles east of Highway 168 at Shaver Lake|
|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|
|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|
|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.|