Snag Lake Campground

Tahoe National Forest

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Gold Lake Highway Calpine, CA 96124 530-288-3231 530-265-4531 Official Website

GPS: 39.668, -120.626

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Overview of Snag Lake Campground

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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Number of Sites 12

Open Seasonally June-October

Elevation 6,594 ft / 2,009 m

Max Stay 14

Max Length 16 ft

Tent Camping Yes

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

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Chicago, IL
20 reviews
“Great free campground ”

Reviewed 9/2/2020

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Overall Rating

Great spot right off the highway. It’s really rocky and bumpy once inside the campground. We have a 20’ Ram Promaster and we couldn’t reach the majority of the campspots. BUT.... if you go straight down toward the lake, there are a couple of places to camp that our rig had no problem getting to. It was gorgeous view with the sunset. Fire pits are by most sites.

We arrived around 5:30p on Tuesday 9/1/20. We could see a couple of other sites taken in the woods (one had a truck that I have no idea how they got there, but they saw some road that I clearly didn’t!). A car camper arrived at sunset at the other spot along the lake. There is another fire pit/ tent spot right on the lake that we only found by walking all the way around the water. Take the road to water, hang a right and walk about 200 feet and you’ll see it. Very secluded spot.

We walked around the lake with the dog (over and around the driftwood). Vault toilets are eh... but functional. No AT&T service.


Blckhwk79 would stay here again

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10 reviews
“Basic but Convenient”

Reviewed 8/30/2017

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: n/a
RV Length: 8'
Overall Rating

It's a bit of a free-for-all here, you get in if you can fit in. Rough, rocky area right along the highway on the shore of Snag Lake. Pit toilet. If you're looking for level ground and privacy this probably isn't for you. We did the wonderful hike to nearby Sierra Buttes Lookout and this campground was close-by and made getting on the trail early easy.

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NapaTony would stay here again

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  • dry camping
  • fishing
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • restrooms: vault
  • pets
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