Southern California Edison Company operates a number of lakes as part of its hydroelectric facilities. These lakes provide wonderful opportunities for outdoor recreation. Among the lakes are Florence Lake, Lake Thomas A. Edison, Huntington Lake, and Shaver Lake. Those who are staying at Swanson Meadow Campground near Shaver Lake are close to many area attractions.
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 Campground 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 apart and shaded by a mature conifer forest.
|Swanson Meadow Campground Basics|
|Swanson Meadow Campground 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|
|Attractions near Swanson Meadow Campground:||Head over to Shaver Lake for cooling swim. Launch your boat at a nearby ramp. Stop at Shaver Lake Marina for boat rentals. Or drive a little farther to Sierra Marina and check out their boat rentals. Set out on hiking trails or go horseback riding. Drive over to Dinkey Creek and check out the swimming holes there.|