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STUMPY MEADOWS, CA

part ofEldorado National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: STUMPY MEADOWS
Status: Closed through Sat Apr 19 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Stumpy Meadows, on the Stumpy Meadows Reservoir, provides an enjoyable setting in a heavy conifer forest with easy access to an array of water activities.

Campers come here to while away warm summer days on the lake and enjoy the sights and sounds of the great outdoors. The campground provides easy access to both hiking and biking trails.

The historic town of Georgetown is 15 miles away. In the 19th century, the town was a hub of the productive gold mining region, and residents proclaimed the town the "pride of the mountains."

Natural Features:

All sites are shaded by groves of towering Ponderosa pine, fir, oak, and cedar trees. The campground is in Eldorado National forest, which boasts over 400 miles of hiking trails, an abundance of lakes and rivers for fishing and swimming, and incredible scenery. Here, the climate is similar to that of the Mediterranean with warm, dry summers and cold, wet winters.

Recreation:

The crystal clear reservoir is stocked with both Rainbow and German Brown Trout, providing excellent fishing during the season. The lake is a grand place for a swim. Kayaking and canoeing are much enjoyed activities on the lake's clear waters. Slow-paced motor boating is allowed, but is restricted to a 5 m.p.h. speed limit.

Facilities:

Campsites are well spaced and offer ample privacy from neighboring sites. The reservoir is within a short walk, but no campsites have views of the water.

Vault toilets and drinking water from spigots are provided. A boat ramp is located a mile from the campground.

Nearby Attractions:

Take a drive on the El Dorado County Scenic Highway or visit the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Self Pay Station
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water Spigot
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Boat Ramp
Know Before You Go
  • Maximum vehicle length includes both your tow vehicle and your trailer
  • Several of the curves in this campground are very hard to maneuver with a trailer because they are lined with large pines; If you are an inexperienced driver, sites 3 - 16 are the easiest to access (5th wheels maneuver the road more easily than other trailers)
  • The number of vehicles included with the price of the site has changed to 1 for single and 2 for double sites; Vehicles above those numbers will be charged a per day, per vehicle extra vehicle fee on site
  • There are first-come, first-served sites
  • There are no hook-ups at this campground
  • A per day fee for both pets and extra vehicles will be collected on site.
  • 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):
38.90417, -120.59167
38°54'15"N, 120°35'30"W

From Placerville take Hwy 49 N for 1/2 mile, turn right on Hwy 193 to Georgetown. Take a right on main street in Georgetown and proceed 15 miles to the campground.

From Auburn, Take Hwy 49 S to Cool, turn left on Hwy 193 to Georgetown, turn left on main street in Georgetown and proceed 15 miles to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

STUMPY MEADOWS
ELDORADO
GEORGETOWN CA

Phone Number:

Information: (530)333-4312
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