Middle Meadows Campground offers a quiet place to camp, far from the hustle and bustle of city life. The campground is isolated from other campgrounds and offers a variety of recreational activities in its vicinity. Its scenic location also provides for beautiful sightseeing, birding and wildlife viewing.
The campground offers two walk-in group campsites. The sites can accommodate up to 25 and 50 guests respectively. Each site is equipped with tables, campfire circles and grills. Vault and portable toilets are provided. Bear proof food containers and garbage receptacles are provided at each camp site. Currently, potable water is not available due to contamination problems. Please bring drinking water, containers or water filters. Potable water is available from faucets at Big Meadows Campground, which is located 2.5 miles northeast of Middle Meadows Group Campground.
Opening of Group Sites is dependent on State and Local requirements for COVID-19. At this time, group campgrounds within Eldorado National Forest are closed, including Middle Meadows.
If group campgrounds are opened this season, reservations made may be canceled to follow state and local guidelines. Reservations are currently being accepted after mid-summer in anticipation of opening of group sites, though this is not guaranteed. If your reservation cannot be honored due to a closure due to Covid-19, you will receive a full refund to your original payment method.
Currently, group gatherings of more than 10 people are not allowed. We will keep you updated on any changes, as safety is our number one priority.
Conditions are improving for the COVID-19 situation. We have tentative plans to reopen Middle Meadows Group Campground on June 15, 2021. The opening of group campgrounds is subject to the state and county health orders in response to COVID-19. We will keep in touch with those who have made reservations and the Recreation.gov website, so you can make your camping plans.
Opening of Group Sites is dependent on State and Local requirements for COVID-19. Currently, group gatherings of more than 10 people are not allowed. We will keep you updated on any changes, as safety is our number one priority.
Middle Meadows is located along the South Fork of Long Canyon Creek with a heavily wooded surrounding. Forests include large cedar, pine and fir trees and shrubs. Although the campground has a primitive, undiscovered feel to it, the serene mountain landscape is well worth the long drive from civilization.
Middle Meadows is located adjacent to Long Canyon Creek for fishing and wading. Hell Hole Reservoir is a short drive north. A boat ramp is available at the reservoir.
Campers at Middle Meadows enjoy a forested setting and close access to a flowing creek, making it an ideal spot for family trips. Hell Hole Reservoir, located less than 5 miles from the campground, offers a variety of water-related recreation opportunities, including boating and fishing. There is a swimming hole that is located just west of Middle Meadows Group Campground about 0.25 miles.
7600 WENTWORTH SPRINGS ROAD GEORGETOWN CA 95634
GEORGETOWN RANGER STATION 7600 WENTWORTH SPRINGS ROAD GEORGETOWN CA 95634
For campground inquiries, please call: 530-333-4312
From Sacramento, California, take Interstate 80 east to Auburn. Take the Elm Street exit and turn left at the stoplight. Follow Highway 49 down the canyon, across the American River, to Cool. Turn onto Highway 193 towards Georgetown. Turn left at the stop sign, then continue 22 miles to 11 Pines Road. Make a left and stay on this road (Forest Highway 2) for about 25 miles to the campground.