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ATTENTION CAMPERS: This campground will be closed for re-construction for the 2014 camping season.
Attention: Water conservation measures are in effect in this facility. Please do not fill RV water tanks and use water wisely. Thank you.

UPPER BILLY CREEK CG, CA

part ofSierra National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: UPPER BILLY CREEK CG
Status: Closed through Thu May 22 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Upper Billy Creek Campground is located across the road from Huntington Lake near the Kaiser Wilderness. The adjacent Billy Creek Guard Station Museum provides historical overviews of Huntington Lake, Native Americans and the Forest Service.

Some sites at Upper Billy Creek offer lake views and others overlook Billy Creek and its abundant wildflowers. The location makes it possible to discover all the activities and attractions at Huntington Lake, and it's an excellent base for further exploration of the Kaiser Wilderness.

Natural Features:

The campground is tucked beneath a grove of large cedar, fir and pine trees within the Sierra National Forest on the western slope of the central Sierra Nevada. The forest 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:

Many hiking trails are in the area, including Rancheria Falls (1 mile), Indian Pools (1 mile) and Black Point (.7 miles). 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 swimming, sailing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, 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 area, including the amphitheater at Upper Billy Creek.

Facilities:

The campground has dirt parking spurs, many with significant sloping. Each campsite has a picnic table and campfire ring. Vault toilets, flush toilets and drinking water are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

The 83-mile Sierra Vista Scenic Byway (Highway 168) makes a great day trip from the Huntington Lake area.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Educational Programs
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Museum
  • Parking Area
  • Pets Allowed
  • Tent sites
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water Spigot
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Rentals
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • General Store
  • Lake Access
  • Marina
  • Non-Motorized Boating
  • Restaurant
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
Know Before You Go
  • Check in at the Eastwood Visitor Center before setting up camp
  • Bears frequent the area; please store food in bear-proof containers
  • Maximum vehicle length is 30 feet
  • 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 the 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):
    37.23806, -119.22778
    37°14'17"N, 119°13'40"W

    Take Highway 168 east from Clovis to Shaver Lake. Continue through Shaver Lake to Huntington Lake. Continue around Huntington Lake for 3.2 miles to Upper Billy Creek Campground.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    UPPER BILLY CREEK CG

    CA

    Phone Number:

    Information: (559)893-2111
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