Pacific Gas and Electric Corporation operates Courtright and Wishon reservoirs. The two lakes are part of PG&E's hydroelectric facilities. Visitors to Trapper Springs Campground at Courtright Reservoir are close to interesting hiking destinations and good fishing.
Test your skill fishing for brown trout at Courtright and Wishon reservoirs.
Make the drive to other nearby mountain lakes in the area:
Trapper Springs Campground is on the west side of Pacific Gas and Electric Company's Courtright Reservoir in the Sierra National Forest. Visitors are drawn to the area for fishing, boating, and hiking. The lake has a 10 MPH speed limit, making it a good place for kayaking and canoeing. Trails lead into the Dinkey Creek and John Muir wildernesses. Bring your camera for stunning photos of this beautiful mountain lake. The long drive to the campground deters some campers. It is 35 miles from Shaver Lake to the campground.
Trapper Springs Campground has 70 campsites in 3 loops. Although there are no lake view campsites, the campground is close to a boat launch ramp. Campsites can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. There is no potable water at the campground.
Wishon Village, 10 miles to the south with store and boat rentals
Attractions near Trapper Springs Campground:
Try the Wee-Mee-Kute Fishing access. Fish for brown, rainbow and brook trout. Hike 6 miles to Dinkey Lakes. Follow trails to John Muir Wilderness. Go 4-wheeling. The Maxson Trailhead is the beginning of the 31-mile Dusy-Ershim off highway vehicle route
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.
Pacific Gas & Electric Company Campground Reservation Information
Beginning February 6, 2017, at 8:00 AM, group and individual campsites may be reserved for a full week or more (7-day minimum, 14-day maximum) within the campground's reservation season.
Starting March 6, 2017, at 8:00 AM, group and individual campsites may be reserved for partial weeks and weekends (2-day minimum, 14-day maximum) within the campground's reservation season.
All PG&E campgrounds, including those with reservations available, also have some first-come,