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DEER CREEK, CA

part ofSierra National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Thu May 22 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Deer creek is tucked under dense fir and pines along the shore of Huntington Lake. The campground offers scenic lake views, especially during the annual sailboat regatta. Boats can be moored near some of the camp sites.

There are two loops to this campground: one is more heavily forested with more sites along the lake, and the other has more open and sunny sites with closer access to the resort community of Lakeshore. All sites have a view of Huntington Lake.

Natural Features:

The Sierra National Forest, located on the western slope of the central Sierra Nevada, is known for its spectacular mountain scenery and abundant natural resources.

The terrain includes rolling, oak-covered foothills, heavily forested middle elevation slopes and the starkly beautiful alpine landscape of the High Sierra.

Recreation:

There are many hiking trails in the area, including Rancheria Falls, Indian Pools and Black Point. Hikers and horseback riders can access the 12-mile Kaiser Loop Trail, which connects to a network of trails within the Kaiser Wilderness.

Huntington Lake offers many activities, including swimming, sailing, boating, non-motorized boating, fishing and water skiing. Additionally, California Land Management sponsors a variety of interpretive programs and nature walks throughout the summer at several locations in the Huntington Lake area.

Facilities:

Each site has a paved parking spur, table, fire ring, and grill. A pay phone, drinking water, flush toilets and accessible flush toilets are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

Deer Creek Campground's proximity to the Kaiser Wilderness offers the chance to explore a wide network of hiking trails. This wilderness area is known for its scenic alpine and meadow views.

The Billy Creek Guard Station Museum is adjacent to the campground. It provides historical overviews on Huntington Lake, Native Americans and the Forest Service.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Sites
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Host
  • Lake Access
  • Non-Motorized Boating
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Paved Roads
  • Pay Phone
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Area
  • Sailing
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Spigot
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Boat Rentals
  • Educational Programs
  • Fuel Available
  • Grocery Store
  • Hiking
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming
  • Trailheads
Know Before You Go
  • Please register at Eastwood Visitor Center prior to going to campground
  • Maximum vehicle length is 40 feet
  • Bears frequent the area; please store food in bear-proof containers
  • In accordance with standard industry practices, Sierra Recreation will be assessing a $7 additional vehicle fee on the 'second vehicle' in each single family campsite, and on the 'third and fourth vehicle' in any double family campsite, provided these vehicles are not joined to the first vehicle by a hitch and towed onto the site. In the case of motorcycles, the first two are considered as one vehicle for determining additional vehicle fees. The third and fourth motorcycle would also be considered as one vehicle. No additional vehicle fees are collected for bicycles.
  • This facility is operated by Sierra Recreation, A Division of California Land Management, and your comments are appreciated; comment forms are available from campground hosts or on CLM's website
  • Click here to learn more about Sierra National Forest
  • Fire restrictions may be imposed at any time due to hot, dry weather conditions, at which time campfires and charcoal fires may not be allowed. For current fire conditions or weather closures contact the High Sierra Ranger District, Sierra National Forest (559) 855-5355
    • Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.

    Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    37.25194, -119.17694
    37°15'7"N, 119°10'37"W

    Take Hwy 168 east from Clovis to Shaver Lake. Continue through Shaver Lake to Huntington Lake. Continue around Huntington Lake for 1.2 miles to Deer Creek Campground.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    DEER CREEK

    CA

    Phone Number:

    Information: (559)893-2111
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