Beardsley Dam Campground

Stanislaus National Forest

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Forest Route 5N02 Tuolumne, CA 209-965-3434 209-533-3671 Official Website

GPS: 38.21, -120.075

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Overview of Beardsley Dam Campground

Number of Sites 26

Open Seasonally May-October

Elevation 3,379 ft / 1,029 m

Max Length 22 ft

Tent Camping Yes

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Last reported 6/23/2019
Edwards, CA
35' Denali 2611BH
2015 Ram 1500
9 reviews
“Quiet and relaxing”

Reviewed 6/23/2019

Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 12
Overall Rating
After searching other nearby campgrounds from somewhere to stay we found Beardsley to have open sites, was quiet, and relaxing. The tent sites are lined up in a little gully, but were separated enough that we didn’t feel crowded. Site 13 is by itself and looked like the best, although it is walk up the steps to the site. The trailer sites looked large enough for a big rig. Across from site 13 is a trail down to the lake where there’s a big gnarly old oak that looks really cool. Below the dam is China Flats day area and was nice for hiking, fishing, and just having fun. The drive on Hwy 108 through Sonora pass was amazing and still had tons of snow at the top. If Beardsley is not open there are lots of small campgrounds along the highway that are walk up only. We left the trailer at hone stayed in a tent this trip.
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gamingdad would stay here again

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8 reviews
“Great quiet spot”

Reviewed 5/26/2019

Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 3
Overall Rating
No one seems to know about this place. Great for a quiet, scenic view of the lake. Memorial Day weekend only brought about three campers to this spot, which has room for about 15. T-Mobile did not work but I’m told Verizon would work (camp host has Verizon) Clean vault toilets, trash service. When water is off the rate is only $10/nt. Good to excellent paved roads to access, although definitely some elevation changes. Significant drop into the lake area from the highway. Big rigs ok at the first six campsites. No hookups. Water available seasonally.
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DjDan would stay here again

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  • dry camping
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • recreation trail
  • water access
  • restrooms: vault
  • pets
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