Lake Spaulding Campground

Utility Owned Recreation Facility

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10248-10250 Lake Spaulding Road Nevada City, CA 95959 916-386-5164 Official Website

GPS: 39.322, -120.634

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Overview of Lake Spaulding Campground

Number of Sites 25

Open Seasonally May-September

Elevation 5,019 ft / 1,529 m

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of Lake Spaulding Campground 2 people have reviewed this location.

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Verizon 3G
Confirmed by 2 Users
Last reported 6/4/2018
4 reviews
“Big lake right off of I-80 in the sierra Nevada mountains”

Reviewed 6/4/2018

Nightly rate: $22
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 10
Overall Rating

This campground is for tent or small trailers. Bigger Rv's can stay overnight at the lake parking lot. The camp host is locating on the right as you enter the lakeside parking lot. Most of the campsites are not level & its fairly tight to negotiate you trailer into a spot

We stayed in #10 which was in the shade 90% of the day, but it has a small parking spot. I would check campsite to see the sites for yourself before you reserve a spot.

The lake is great but there is no trail to get around the lake, its all boulders & branches. See my picture & you'll see what i mean. Didn't even get a bite fishing from the shore but did see plenty of fishermen on boats.

You will also hear the occasional train passing by, the tracks are about a 1/4 mile away. I was able to make a call on verizon & was able to surf the web from our campsite. The trash bin is by the lake which is about a 15 minute walk , so we'd drive down our trash :~( I'd stay here again, nice but not over the top.

Site Quality
Verizon 3G

Festerhairball would stay here again

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“Beautiful lake, tricky campsite access”

Reviewed 7/30/2017

Nightly rate: $22
Days stayed: 0
Overall Rating

Lake Spaulding is owned by PG&E. We scouted the campground but did not stay here because there is no cell service on either Verizon or AT&T. The campground is suited to very small rigs and trailers due to a narrow twisty road and trees growing close to the edge of the road. There were 3 RVs camping in the boat trailer parking area (in spite of signs that said no camping allowed) and there appeared to be a campground host here as well. I would check with the host before setting up here.

There are all sorts of day use, boat ramp and pet fees in addition to the campground rate - check attached photo.

Site Quality
Verizon 4G/LTE

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  • dry camping
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • water access
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • firewood
  • ADA Accessible
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


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