This smaller reservoir features family campgrounds, 100 sites, piped water, vault toilets, group area, small store, paddle-boat rentals, pay phone, and private (fee charged) fishing access.
Take your family to the lake for the weekend! Big Reservoir/Morning Star campgrounds are privately operated and come with showers, restrooms, and plenty of space for trailers. The lake view is amazing and the water by the shore is shallow for the kids. Once the sun starts going down, be sure to have s’mores over the fire pit and set up on the picnic tables. Your family will remember this outing forever.
- Hours Opens Memorial Day Weekend in May, closes for the winter in late October.
- Address 24515 Foresthill Road, P.O. Box 119, Foresthill, CA, 95631
- Phone 530-367- 2129
- Website Morningstar Lake Resort Campground
- Best Feature Accessible Restrooms
- Picnic Sites
- Pet Friendly
The campground is located on Big Reservoir Road off of Forestry Road 24 and can be hard to find. Call for directions.
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The confluence of the North and Middle Forks American River affords a marvelous opportunity to view the natural wonders of this river canyon environment and to glimpse the past via the remains of its historic bridges.