5 Parks near Shaver Lake, California
Jun 2015 - $53.00
We haven't camped here in over 25 years and I don't remember it being so crowded. We had site 160 and it's a good thing we had nice neighbors because we were right on top of the people behind us and beside us. There was absolutely no privacy. We later moved to site 148 which was better because there wasn't anyone behind us, but the picnic table and fire ring were up above the pad for the trailer and it was awkward to get to. One last unfortunate thing is they don't enforce the quiet time as many people were playing loud music late into the night.
I think the whole campground just needs some TLC. The trash cans always seemed to be overflowing and it just felt a little ratty. One thing that really annoyed me was on the day we were leaving the staff decided to clean the rest room at 9:30AM and he closed it. Many people wanted to use it before check out at 11:00AM. There was a couple of little girls who we very uncomfortable and he wouldn't let them in. When we left at 11:00AM, the restrooms were still closed. Why would you close the restrooms when everyone was getting ready to leave and wanted to use them before getting on the road? Also, does it really take an hour and a half to clean 4 stalls?
The lake is beautiful and there were some nice biking and hiking trails. There is a nice marina with a good ramp. We also enjoyed the museum. We met some very nice people (Our campsites were so close, I felt like we were all camping together), but I think next time I'm in the area I'll try camping someplace else. - Suru
Sep 2013 - $35.00
Stayed mid-week late September - very quiet - lake level low able to walk around the lake on the shore - fishing not great - lots of trails saw many deer - ctravelgal04
Jul 2013 - $45.00
Highway 168 is a steep ascent and descent to reach the park. During recent 100+ degree weather, several cars overheated on the way up and brakes smoked on the way down. The lake was at 66%, but still reachable by most vehicles for recreation. On Saturday night, two local groups off Road 2 who had been partying all day were intoxicated and rude, making this uncomfortable for family outing. The rest of the time and locations were family friendly. Very sandy beaches. Our site had the picnic table and bbq up on a hill above the trailer, which was cumbersome. Traffic and noise on the campsite road right behind our site was annoying, and 15 mph speed limit was not enforced. Water was pleasant, clean and refreshing. Overall an adequate campground, with friendly staff and good shade. Seems like a lot of people were in and out of campsites in this mountain setting. - Maltaman
Jul 2010 - $35.00
This is a beautiful campground in the Sierra Mountains with abundant pine trees and beautiful large camp sites. It is about a 20 minute drive to Shaver Lake, where we usually spend a day or two each year. There is a great creek for swimming (it is cold) and fishing. The fish and game service stocks the creek with trout regularly during the summer months. We have camped here for many years, typically for a week near the beginning of August, and will continue to visit on a regular basis. In the past couple of years, the restrooms have been redone, and now nearly all in the area have flush toilets and faucets. Showers are available at the Dinkey Creek Store for a nominal fee. The store also has some supplies and ice. The downside, no hookups and water has to be hauled to your site. There are not enough water faucets in each loop and you may have to hall your water 100 or so feet as the only faucets are near the restrooms. I carry a 5 gallon water jug and a small collapsible dolly for this purpose. There is also no cell service in Dinkey, but pay phones are available at the store. There is cell service in Shaver Lake as well as restaurants and grocery stores. Overall, if you don't mind dry camping and you love the serenity of the mountains you can’t beat Dinkey Creek. - ctaylor5
Jun 2008 - $10.00
Beautiful park with large campsites with lots of mature trees in a mountainous area that may put a strain on some motorhomes. Nice creek for wading or fishing or near by Shaver Lake for all water sports.gets crowded on weekends. - PaPa Bear
Aug 2007 - $25.00
This is a great place if your okay with dry camping. Sites are very spacious and setting is gorgeous. The only reason it didn't get 10 stars was that the closest dump station is 15 miles away at Edison Campground. The river is wonderful for fishing and play. Very clean campground. - User299
Sep 2008 - $18.00
This was a beautiful park close to Shaver Lake. Most sites do not have a view of the lake but the lake was very close to all spots and the boat ramp was very close as well. It was off-season so the park was almost empty but the sites were well spread-out. Beautiful hikes all around. - SantaCruzer
Jul 2008 - $17.00
Decent campground located on Shaver Lake. This lake is a haven for water sport enthusiasts so the campground is filled with a very energetic crowd. In fact they had so much energy that it was impossible to sleep some nights because of the late night parties. But this park is a very short walk to very nice beaches located in a cove of the lake. That proved to make up for the constant chaos that the campground was filled with. The lake itself is wonderful and I am sure that when it's not the peak of summer, the campground is much quieter too. - MS.K
Aug 2014 - $45.00
Friendly couple of people managing the place - very helpful getting set up. They assign the sites when you get there. Sites are very close together, but there are lots of trees scattered out, and our site was very level. No picnic tables or fire rings, and the campsite surface was dirt. But the hookups worked fine.
Fairly quiet at night, but there were a couple of groups of loud talkers after 10pm with no enforcement by management. They were quiet by 11:30.
Bathrooms were kind of old and dirty at times. They were out of toilet paper once in the ladies room. No place for kids to play - gravel driveways. But there are some woods just across the street which our kids enjoyed.
Overall it just seemed like you didn't get much for the top dollar ($45/night) price. But Shaver Lake is in high demand in the summer and especially holiday weekends, so I'm sure that's the reason. It's about half monthly renters and lots of big rigs. Not bad if you don't plan to hang around the campsite all day. - richang
Sep 2013 - $40.00
The Park is nice and shaded. I felt like we were staying in the forest. I love the town and the staff was great. This is a great place to escape the city and enjoy the mountains. - angel75
Jul 2012 - $43.00
This was a convenient park to stay in while exploring the Shaver Lake area. The sites are all dirt so you need to watch the dust and bring mats. You can walk into town or to the shore of Shaver Lake. No amenities (cable or Wi-Fi) since it is mostly long term residents or folks who leave their RVs and come up on weekends. We got cell but no Wi-Fi. Nice friendly managers. It's impossible to get into Camp Edison as they book a year out. This worked well for short notice. - Hitch2go
May 2015 - $44.00
Really enjoyed this resort. Because of holiday paid $44 for 3 nights and $39 for last night there. The sites had full hookups with 30 amp service, think some do have 50 but since you don't need air conditioner 50 not necessary. Spaces are some of the largest I've seen and very easy to back into. Several people had truck, trailer, car and a boat in the space. It's does take awhile to get to the resort. The distance from Shaver Lake isn't far and the road is good but you still need to go slow so about another 50 minutes from Shaver. WiFi is a pay service with some restrictions, no Netflix or hi data usage sites. If your looking for a very nice relaxing location in mountains I highly recommend this resort. - allens
Jun 2013 - $38.00
We loved Wishon Village! The owners were fabulous and all of the folks that spend the summer up on the mountain hiding from the heat in the valley were wonderful, too. It's the perfect place to have that true camping experience. Whether tent or RV, each site has plenty of space. Our site was big enough for several RVs and cars/boats. Most sites are 40' wide and 60' deep. Nice fire rings are in each site as well as a picnic table. The camp store is great, well stocked. It's nice to know that I don't have to drive 2 hours into the valley to get something. The activities are fun and family friendly. Everyone is welcome to every activity. The park is kid friendly and pet friendly. They have a really nice dog park and I think they were building a second one this summer. The area is amazing for photography, long quiet rides, and beautiful hikes. I highly recommend this park! - Jean S
Jul 2012 - $45.00
I loved this park. Large wide spaces and it feels and looks like a park and not a RV park. They are terraced so you have a lot of privacy. All of the sites had been raked and have clean fire pits. It's quite a drive but worth the beauty of the area. Close to two lakes. Courtwright reservoir is about 30 minutes and is breathtaking with granite all around it. No cell phone or cable but you can use a satellite dish in most sites. Great trout fishing in both Wishon and Courtwright. - Hitch2go