Coyote Group

Tahoe National Forest

Coyote Group Campground is located on the northeast end of French Meadows Reservoir, near the Middle Fork of American River. The facility is located in a remote area approximately 40 miles from Foresthill. Visitors enjoy the area for its fishing, boating and trail opportunities. This campground is operated and maintained by the Tahoe National Forest.

The campground offers four group campsites. The Black Bear site is accessible and can accommodate up to 50 people. Brush Wolf, Little Wolf and Prairie Wolf sites can accommodate up to 25 people each. Multiple picnic tables, campfire circles and grills are provided. Vault toilets and drinking water are available throughout the campground.

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Natural Features

The campground is situated near the river, just north of French Meadows Reservoir. A coniferous forest covers the area. At an elevation of 5,200 feet, summertime temperatures are warm throughout the day and cool at night.


The Middle Fork of American River provides visitors with ample opportunities for fishing and swimming. Popular activities on the nearby reservoir include boating, canoeing, fishing and swimming. Two boat ramps are located within three miles of the campground. A variety of hiking and biking trails are found in the surrounding area, including some that provide access to the nearby Granite Chief Wilderness and The Western States Trail. Just down the road is the Granite Chief Wilderness which provides amazing hiking opportunities for adventurous party to explore historic aspen tree stands and secluded mountain passes and trail. The Western States Trail provides great opportunity for hiking, horesback riding, dirt biking, and for adventurous mountain bikers.

Contact Information


22830 Foresthill Road Foresthill CA 95631

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 530-367-2224

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Driving Directions

Mosquito Ridge Rd outside of Foresthill is closed. As of June 2023, access to French Meadows Reservoir for low clearance vehicles, trucks pulling any type of trailer, and motorhomes/RVs is best through Georgetown on the Eldorado National Forest, taking Wentworth Springs Rd to Eleven Pines Rd. 

 High clearance vehicles may take Foresthill Rd to the 43 Rd (Robinson Flat Rd) to Mosquito Ridge Rd, snow permitting. Access from Soda Springs and the 43 Rd is not recommended for trucks with trailers, motorhomes/RV's or passenger vehicles that are not high clearance vehicles with four wheel drive.

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