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Overview of Watson Lake Campground

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Number of Sites 6

Pad Type dirt

Open Seasonally Yes

Elevation 7,775 ft / 2,369 m

Tent Camping Yes

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Q&A - Ask the Community about Watson Lake Campground

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Rich asked on 8/28/2022

Can anyone share what the cell phone coverage is at this campground? We have an iphone, with Verizon service that we...

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Bapquest asked on 7/20/2022

Can a small 18ft trailer camp here?

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Reviews of Watson Lake Campground 1 person has reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Chevrolet Colorado
14 reviews
“Quiet spot out of the Tahoe hustle, small and tight”

Reviewed 7/13/2022

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: C2
Overall Rating

NOTE: We googled in, and it directed via an aggressive off-road route, we arrived to see a Prius and realized there was a totally paved road in. I can't remember if we had service, but download offline maps or check Gaia. I believe we took a left onto the rough road, and if we'd stayed on pavement we'd have gotten there faster.

Small lake, tight spots all on a slope facing the water. It was Memorial Day weekend and we were able to get a spot on the water. People were all friendly, you would have a hard time avoiding conversation here :) Lots of day use folks with kayaks and through hikers. It was beautiful and a great place to spend a night. The frogs were chirping til late, wasn't buggy - wished we'd had a kayak or something, we would have stayed longer to enjoy.

On the Tahoe Rim Trail (https://tahoerimtrail.org/)

Site Quality

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Truckee, TX
29' Arctic Fox 275L
GMC 2500HD
5 reviews
“This is not a review - its an FYI from a local”

noted 7/21/2022

This campground is definitely not a California State Park campground. It is a primitive campground on USFS property I believe. Its possibly on private logging land but more likely USFS.

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