Date of Stay: November, 2005
This is a lovely BLM campground at New Melones Lake Recreation Area between Sonora and Angels Camp on Hwy 49. Boat rentals are available for fishing and there are several places from the shore to fish as well - we caught a couple of nice trout. There is a free dump station at the sister campground called Tuttletown Recreation area which is a few miles south on Hwy 49. Camped here in a Class C.
Date of Stay: September, 2005
The Blue Lakes Campgrounds are close to the junction of Highways 88 and 89 only 12 miles south of Lake Tahoe. There are three locations; Lower Blue Lake, Middle Creek and Upper Blue Lake with a total of about 50 sites for RVs and tents. To get to Middle Creek and Upper Blue lake, you need to travel on a good dirt road for about 1/2 mile but many big rigs as well as my class C had no issue. This is a remote and pretty primitive area. There is well water but no hookups of any type - -so be prepared to be "off the grid". Having said that, the area is beautiful and the lakes are stocked with trout. If you are looking for a great place to get-away this is a nice location - -and at this time of the year - - very few other campers. The elevation is about 7500 and the area closes when the snow flies - -about late October.