Lower Blue Lake Campground

Eldorado National Forest

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Blue Lakes Road
Markleeville, CA 96120
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GPS: 38.612, -119.924

Number of Sites: 16
Open Seasonally: June-October
Elevation: 8140 ft
Max Length: 30 ft
Tent Camping: Yes
2 reviews
Days stayed: 4

Flint Stonefeet would stay here again

“Beautiful small lake camping”

Reviewed Nov 20, 2017

Overall Rating

Stayed here on a trip to the Lake Tahoe area. A beautiful location, a bit more secluded alternative to heavy traffic campgrounds we stayed in nearer Tahoe. Two small lakes surrounded by trees and craggy mountains, fishing and hiking, nice sites with views of the lake. In the summer when we were there the area was loaded with many species of wildflowers. Definitely be smart about food storage and use the provided bear boxes religiously. We did well until our last night when husband forgot to return our cooler to the trunk after using ice melt to put out our campfire. Soon after we retired to our tent there were two bears rolling our cooler around the fire ring, arguing about who'd get the last of our hummus. The kind of mistake you don't repeat!

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

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