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Overview of Confederate Campground

Number of Sites 34

Pad Type dirt

Elevation 3,805 ft / 1,159 m

Max Stay 14

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Verizon 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 7/24/2019
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 8/3/2019
2 reviews
“Isolated on the lake!”

Reviewed 8/3/2019

Nightly rate: $1
Days stayed: 1
Overall Rating

Drive in and pick a spot! It’s all dry to my knowledge, but didn’t drive the whole thing. We came in found some trees right next to the water and made it home. Not a lot of people, free, private.

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Mattjperry would stay here again

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Menifee, CA 28' ATC Toy Hauler 2017 Chevrolet 2500 HD
35 reviews
“Free boondocking, smaller sites”

Reviewed 7/24/2019

Nightly rate: FREE!
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Confederate Campground is a free campground offered by the Bureau of Reclamation. It's all dispersed camping with a 14-day limit.

The access road into here is wide and firm-packed dirt, though hilly with a fair amount of wash boarding. It's still easily accessible by 2WD vehicles pulling trailers, and low clearance is fine.

Confederate Campground surrounds Confederate Bay along the eastern shore of Canyon Ferry Lake. It has three distinct areas. There's the north side of the bay which offers pretty good beach camping, large enough for big rigs but narrow roads and tight turns. The water is murky green and probably not safe for swimming. The south side of the bay has more tree coverage, but the sites are small, and probably only suitable for cars, vans, and small RVs. Because of the tree coverage, you'll find some long-term campers here who've likely extended their 14-day stay. Then, there's the "further south" area which is cliff-side camping and gorgeous views of the lake.

Verizon 4G coverage is pretty weak here, about 1-2 bars.

There are pit toilets here, and some sites have fire rings and picnic tables. It looks as if Confederate Campground originally consisted as a beach side campground just along the immediate south and north sides of the bay, but over the years extended further south and further north as campers made their own trails.

Otherwise, it's very peaceful here. You will see more wildlife here than in any of the campgrounds along Canyon Ferry Lake. It's common to find pronghorn elk grazing here.

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Verizon 4G/LTE

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