Niagara Creek Campground and Niagara Creek OHV Campground are located, not surprisingly, along Niagara Creek, about 15 miles east of Strawberry. The standard campground is along Eagle Meadow Road, less then a mile from Highway 108, while the OHV site is another 2 miles up the road. The lower campground was the site of a large construction camp in the 1860s when the Sonora and Mono Wagon Road (now Highway 108) was first being built.
Today it has a modest 10 campsites with no potable water.
The OHV Campground is a favorite staging area for excursions onto designated OHV routes. It also has 10 campsites with no potable water.
17 miles, near Pinecrest Dump off Highway 108 or at Clark Fork Campground (fee)
6.4-mile Niagara Rim OHV Trail, Eagle Meadows, Bennett Juniper (a 3,000-year-old tree), Clark Fork, Kennedy Meadows, Emigrant Wilderness
Niagara Creek OHV Campground
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.
Key Stanislaus National Forest Camping Regulations
Limit of 3 tents or 1 RV or trailer per site
A maximum of 2 licensed vehicles (includes trailers of all kinds) parked at campsite.
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.
Campground reservations become available 6 months in advance.
Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate