Caples Lake Campground

Eldorado National Forest

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Twin Lakes Campsite Road Kirkwood, CA 95646 209-295-4251 530-622-5061 Official Website

GPS: 38.706, -120.054

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  • Reviews (3)
  • Amenities

Overview of Caples Lake Campground

Number of Sites 34

Open Seasonally Yes

Elevation 7,906 ft / 2,409 m

Max Length 40 ft

Tent Camping Yes

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To ask questions of the owner or manager please contact the campground directly. 209.295.4251

Val asked on 6/24/2022

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Reviews of Caples Lake Campground 3 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Cell Phone Coverage

Verizon 4G
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 7/13/2018
1 review
“Great Location Recently Updated Sites. ”

Reviewed 8/9/2022

Nightly rate: $25
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 1
Overall Rating

As of July 2022 there was no water available at this location. Beautiful Caples Lake area with lot of hiking and fishing nearby. Close to Kirkwood Inn for dining. Highly recommend a propane fire during summer fall for safety. No cell service with Verizon.

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Darrin would stay here again

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1 review
“Great!”

Reviewed 4/15/2019

Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: ?
Overall Rating

Camped there several times a few years back. Different sites. The sites were of good size, clean, and quiet. Fishing was great and so were the crawdads! The restrooms were serviced daily. A lady named Marty was our camp host.

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Vicky would stay here again

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Traveling Artist
Cedarville, CA
12' Chalet Alpine
2014 Toyota Tacoma
4 reviews
“Nice campground in a beautiful area”

Reviewed 7/13/2018

Nightly rate: $24
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 30
Overall Rating

Right across the road from beautiful Caples Lake, in the Carson Pass area of the Sierra, this little Forest Service campground is a great place to stay. Situated in a forest of pine and fir, there is lots of shade for summer camping. There are plenty of near-by hiking trails to remote wilderness lakes and peaks. The campground itself i... more

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
Verizon 4G

Traveling Artist would stay here again

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com

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Amenities

Hookups
  • dry camping
Recreation
  • fishing
  • recreation trail
  • swimming beach
  • water access
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities
  • restrooms: vault
  • water available
Pets
  • pets
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