Indian Creek Campground

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Airport Rd.
Markleeville, CA 96120
775-885-6000
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GPS: 38.7426, -119.7824

Last Price Paid: $20
Number of Sites: 19
Pad Type: asphalt
Open Seasonally: May-October
Elevation: 5663 ft
Max Length: 30 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

1 person has reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Location
Cleanliness
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Cell Phone Coverage

2bars
Verizon 3G
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Teddi & Roger
Kent, WA
33 National Trop-i-cal T330
2007 Honda CRV
114 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 20

Teddi & Roger would stay here again

“Fishing, hiking trails, and access to hot showers under the Jeffrey Pines. Loved it!”

Reviewed Jul 11, 2017

Overall Rating

We totally scored getting the best site in the campground (#20), so our experience was colored by the sheer awesomeness of our site. After the epic snow pack the lake was high and although it’s close, you can’t see the reservoir from any of the RV sites. However, there are just a few sites with fantastic views of a smaller lake adjacent to the larger Indian Creek Reservoir. We spent the evenings at our campfire watching through the pines as water birds cavorted across the lake, dusk turned the sky purple pink, and coyotes conducted their nightly sing-along. Moments you just want to capture with perfect clarity to pull out and enjoy over and over again.

Overall the sites in the campground are a mixed bag. There is one loop for tents only and a second loop signed for tents and RV’s. Many of the sites are small and too sloped for any but the smallest rig or car camper. They are also upcharging ($32!) for “double spaces” that are nowhere near large enough for two RV’s.

There is a bathhouse with flush toilets and showers, although during our stay several of the showers were out of order leaving just two functional showers for the entire tent/RV loop. Each site has a picnic table, fire pit, bear box and grills. Boat access to the reservoir is nearby and there are hiking trails leaving from the campground.

We had 2 bars of Verizon 3G unboosted, and managed 2 bars of 4G boosted.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
2bars
Verizon 3G

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Go Around the Bend: Getting Lucky, Finally Fishing, Family Time, and 100 POSTS!

Some days you just get lucky. We pulled into Indian Creek Reservoir campground, which was our Plan A, around lunchtime on Tuesday, 6/13. The campground is small, only 19 sites in the RV/Tent loop. Fe...

Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • boat ramp
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • group sites
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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