Sometimes you need to take the road less traveled – and occasionally you go a little farther. Spend an adventure-filled night at French Meadows Campground which is¬†located on the south shore of French Meadows Reservoir. The Campground is set in a beautiful coniferous forest where you can hike on the trails surrounding the reservoir and get easy access to the water. The campground is in close proximity to the Granite Chief Wilderness, so there’s plenty to do nearby.

  • Date Reserve online or call
  • Address Mosquito Ridge Road 96, Foresthill, CA 95631
  • Phone 877-444-6777
  • Website French Meadows Campground
  • Best Feature Western States Trail access
  • Swimming
  • Boating
  • Camping

From Foresthill: Drive 36 miles east on Mosquito Ridge Road (Forest Road 96). Campground is on the south shore of French Meadows Reservoir.


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