Fresno County, Central California

Huntington Lake Camping


Nearby
National Forest Campgrounds


Badger Flat Campground

Location: on Kaiser Pass Road, 5 miles east of Huntington Lake
Campground Facilities: 15 Campsites, Vault Toilets, No Water, Trailers to 25'
Campsite Amenities: Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings
Reservations: None
Note: Open June - October, horses permitted but no facilities for horses
Fees: $19 per night, $21 on holidays
Nearby Attractions: Rancheria Creek

Sample Meadow Campground

Location: 13 miles northeast of Huntington Lake, off Kaiser Pass Road (a narrow, steep, windy route not recommended for large RVs or trailers)
Campground Facilities: 16 Campsites, Vault Toilets, No Water, No Garbage Service, Horse Camping Allowed
Campsite Amenities: Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings
Reservations: None
Open: Open June - October
Fees per Night: None


Huntington Lake
Picnic Areas


Picnic Sites have tables and grills and are open from 6 am to 10 pm. 6 people per site.

  • Bear Cove
    • North shore, lakeside
    • 18 Sites, $3 per site
    • Piped Water, Flush Toilets
    • Nearby Resorts, Boat Rentals
    • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Billy Creek
    • North shore, lakeside
    • 7 Sites, Free
    • Picnic Tables
    • No Water, Vault Toilets
  • Dowville
    • West shore
    • 5 Sites, $3 per site
    • No Water, Vault Toilets

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Eastwood Visitor Center


Location: east end of Huntington Lake at the end of Highway 168

Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Closed Tuesday - Wednesday
Services: Information, Permits
Eastwood Visitor Center

Campground Reservations and Permits: Handled in adjacent building by California Land Management






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Huntington Lake Camping

Huntington Lake has 7 Forest Service Campgrounds around its shores and several more in the vicinity. Each site accommodates a maximum of 6 people. All of the campgrounds have reservations available. The campgrounds are usually open from June through October. Two group campgrounds are found nearby. Camping fees increase $2 during holiday weekends.

Dispersed camping is allowed throughout most of the Sierra National Forest, but not near developed areas. Campfire permits and information are available at the Eastwood Visitor Center at the north end of the lake.

Additional Sierra National Forest Offices are located in Prather (right on Highway 168) and at the High Sierra Visitor Information Station on Kaiser Pass Road, 16 miles northeast of Huntington Lake.

Several RV Parks are available at Huntington Lake.

Lower Billy Creek Campground

Location: Huntington Lake shore
Campground Facilities: 15 Campsites, Vault Toilets, Piped Water, Trailers to 30'
Campsite Amenities: Picnic Tables, Grills
Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or
Recreation.gov - Lower Billy Creek Campground
Note: Open June - October
Fees: $26 for single site, $52 for double
Nearby Facilities: Huntington Lake Marina, Billy Creek Guard Station Museum

Upper Billy Creek Campground

Location: across the road from Huntington Lake, some sites with lake views
Campground Facilities: 44 Campsites, Vault Toilets, Piped Water, Trailers to 30'
Campsite Amenities: Picnic Tables, Grills
Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or
Recreation.gov - Upper Billy Creek Campground
Note: Open June - October
Fees: $26 for single site, $52 for double
Nearby Facilities: Huntington Lake Marina, Billy Creek Guard Station Museum

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Catavee Campground

Catavee Campground at Huntington Lake, CA

Location: across the road from Huntington Lake, some sites have lake views
Campground Facilities: 23 Campsites, Flush Toilets, Piped Water, Trailers to 30'
Campsite Amenities: Picnic Tables, Grills
Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or
Recreation.gov - Catavee Campground
Note: Open June - October
Fees: $26 for single site, $52 for double; holiday prices add $2 per site
Nearby Facilities: Bear Cove, Bear Cove Picnic Area

Kinnikinnick Campground

Location: across the road from Huntington Lake, some sites with lake views
Campground Facilities: 27 Campsites, Flush Toilets, Piped Water, Trailers to 40'
Campsite Amenities: Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings
Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or
Recreation.gov - Kinnikinnick Campground
Note: Open June - October; 2-night minimum on weekends, 3-night miniumon holidays. Check in at California Land Management office at east end of lake.
Fees: $26 for single site, $52 for double; Premium Sites add $1 - $2
Nearby Facilities: Lakeshore Resort

College Campground - Re-opening May 2014 after 2013 remodeling

Location: across the road from Huntington Lake, some sites with lake view
Campground Facilities: 11 Campsites, Vault and Flush Toilets, Piped Water, Trailers to 30'
Campsite Amenities: Picnic Tables, Grills
Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or
Recreation.gov - College Campground
Note: Open June - October
Fees: $26 for single site, $52 for double; holidays add $2 per site
Nearby Facilities: Boat Launch

Photo of Huntington Lake, CA

Huntington Lake Shoreline near Deer Creek Campground

Deer Creek Campground

Location: Huntington Lake shore
Campground Facilities: 28 Campsites, Flush Toilets, Piped Water, Trailers to 40'
Campsite Amenities: Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings
Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or
Recreation.gov - Deer Creek Campground
Note: Open June - October; 2-night minimum on weekends, 3-night miniumon holidays. Premium sites available.
Fees: $26 - $28 for single site, $52 - $56 for double;
Nearby Facilities: Bear Cove, Bear Cove Picnic Area

Rancheria Campground

Location: Huntington Lake shore, east end
Campground Facilities: 149 Campsites, Vault and Flush Toilets, Piped Water, Trailers to 40'
Campsite Amenities: Picnic Tables, Grills
Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or
Recreation.gov - Rancheria Campground
Note: Open June - October: 2-night minimum on weekends, 3-night miniumon holidays. Check in at California Land Management office at east end of lake.
Fees: $26 for single site, $54 for double; holidays add $2 per site
Nearby Facilities: Lakeshore Resort, Eastwood Visitor Center




Cedar Crest Resort

Huntington Lake Road, Lakeshore, CA (midway on the north shore)
(559) 893-3233     Cedar Crest Resort
Resort Facilities: General Sore, Restrooms, Showers, RV Dump, Restaurant, Bar, Group Campfire, Family Movies on Weekends, Dock, Boat Rentals
For information about Boat Rentals, see Huntington Lake Boating
For information about Cedar Crest Resort's Cabins, see
Huntington Lake Lodging
RV Sites: Full Hook-ups $47.50, Electricity and Water Only $40 - Weekly and Monthly rates available
Tent Sites: Electricity and Water - $35
Tent Cottages: Beds, Wood Stove, Picnic Table, Electricity, Water nearby
  2 Beds $40, 3 Beds $45
Prices subject to change.

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Lakeshore Resort

Located on the north side of Huntington Lake, 1 mile from Highway 168, 1/4 mile from lake
(559) 893-3193
Website: Lakeshore Resort
Resort Facilities: Cabin Rentals, Restaurant, Saloon, General Store, Marina, Showers, Laundry
For information about Lakeshore Resort Cabins, see Huntington Lake Lodging
For information about Lakeshore Resort Marina, see Huntington Lake Boating
RV Sites: Trailers and RVs to 40', Full Hook-ups, 30 amp, Campfire Ring, Picnic Table
Rates: (6 People, 2 Vehicles) $40 per night , $250 per week, $775 per month


China Peak Ski Area

Adjacent to Huntington Lake, off Highway 168
(559) 233-1200
Website: China Lake RV Parking
Resort Facilities: Ski Resort, Restrooms, Showers
For information about China Lake Inn, see Huntington Lake Lodging
RV Sites: Electricity Hook-ups (supply your own 30 amp adaptor plug and cable)
Winter Rates: $50 per night, $60 per night on holidays


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Group Campgrounds


Bader Flat Group Campground

Location: on Kaiser Pass Road, 5 miles east of Huntington Lake
Campground Facilities: 1 Group Site, Vault Toilets, No Water, Trailers to 35'
Campsite Amenities: Group Site accommodates up to 100 people Picnic Tables, Fire Rings
Reservations: Recreation.gov - Badger Flat Group Campground
Note: Open June - November
Fees per Night: $200


Midge Creek
Group Campground

Location: on Kaiser Pass Road, 1.2 miles east of Huntington Lake
Campground Facilities: 2 Group Sites, Vault Toilets, No Water, Trailers to 35'
Campsite Amenities: Group Site accommodate up to 50 people per site, Picnic Tables, Fire Rings
Reservations: Recreation.gov - Badger Flat Group Campground
Note: Open June - November
Fees per Night: $151 per site



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