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SOUTH SHORE CAMPGROUND, CA

part ofEldorado National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: SOUTH SHORE CAMPGROUND
Status: Closed through Thu Jun 12 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

South Shore Campground is located next to Lower Bear River Reservoir in the Eldorado National Forest the central Sierra Nevada Mountains. It's a prime location for fishing and boating.

Natural Features:

The campground is nestled in a mixed conifer forest on a hillside just above the south shore of Lower Bear River Reservoir at an elevation of 5,900 feet. Some campsites offer partial views of the lake through the trees.

A Mediterranean climate extends over most of the forest, with warm, dry summers and cold, wet winters.

Recreation:

Lower Bear Reservoir covers 166 acres and has 2.5 miles of shoreline. Activities include fishing, swimming, boating, canoeing and picnicking. Anglers may catch rainbow, brown and mackinaw trout. A boat ramp is located within a mile of the campground.

The Pardoe Trail can be accessed a short distance past nearby Upper Bear River Reservoir, and borders Mokelumne Wilderness.

Facilities:

Each campsite comes with a picnic table and grill. One campsite is accessible, as is one of the vault toilets. Drinking water is provided.

A general store is about a mile from the campground on the northern part of the reservoir.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Drinking Water
  • Grills
  • Host
  • Lake Access
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Area
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
Within 10 Miles
  • Bait Shop
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • General Store
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pay Phone
  • Swimming
Know Before You Go
  • Bears frequent the area; all food must be kept in approved containers
  • Limit two vehicles per site; a fee will be charged for extra vehicles
  • Click here for more information on Eldorado National Forest
  • 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):
38.53306, -120.23472
38°31'59"N, 120°14'5"W

From Pioneer, CA, take State Route 88 east 21.9 miles to Bear River Lake Resort sign. Turn left at the sign and go 3.4 miles to campground on right side of the road.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

SOUTH SHORE CAMPGROUND
ELDORAD N.F.
CA

Phone Number:

Information: (209)295-4251
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