8.4 Good
     
Susanville, California

Eagle Lake Recreation Area, Merrill Lake Campground

Susanville, California



Susanville, California
Phone: (530) 825-3454

Sites: 122
Recent Rate: $30 7/2016

Latitude: 40.5480133539837
Longitude: -120.812008548164

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $1.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 1.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina yes
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

21 Reviews

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice place, had to move sites because our neighbors had 4 huge dogs they staked out at night that barked. There is no limit on dogs here. I wish people would be more considerate but they aren't. The camp host was very nice and recommended a site which was very nice. Lake was within walking distance. We camped at Eagle Lake Recreation Area, Merrill Lake Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
15
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Make sure you bring adequate groceries because you are a ways away from town.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice park. Sites were VERY spacious. Long paved walking trail from both sides of the campground. Wifi is only available at the host site. We camped at Eagle Lake Recreation Area, Merrill Lake Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a national forest campground with hookups, not a resort. With that expectation, the sites are shaded by towering pines, were paved, long (could handle any size rig), and had great separation. Most sites appeared to have a slight slope front to back which would require minor leveling. The loop closest to the lake are dry camping while loops farther away have hookups. Bath houses are numerous and modern and kept clean. No showers. Dump is across the street and costs $5. Was able to get steady two/three bar Verizon signal. The nearest town, Susanville, is 20 twisting miles aways. Also, we encountered lots of mosquitos here. Summing up, if you are comparing to a resort and want convenience and amenities this would rate as average (5 or 6); if you rate it as a campground and place to relax it rates as excellent (9). We camped at Eagle Lake Recreation Area, Merrill Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
45
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 40
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We keep returning...we love this campground! We had site #18 this year...a long back in site that was so level, all we did was set the parking brake. The camp host this time of the season is terrific. She is very accomodating and will deliver firewood to your site if she's not too busy. Firewood is $5 per bundle, and it's on the honor system. I don't think you can find any campground as beautiful with a choice of f/h, w/e or dry camping for less money, if you're a senior citizen (Walmart or Pilot or Flying J are not camping!) We'll be back again next year if the stars are lined up correctly. We camped at Eagle Lake Recreation Area, Merrill Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
18 Cedar Loop
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Marina store is 2 mile walk or 4 minute drive. Good for supplies you forget to bring or ran out of. Susanville is 30 minutes away with 3 main grocery stores, drug stores and hardward stores. Also, there's a good rv/camper repair and retail store on Johnstonville HWY just north of town. Nice people and good prices. Fun to just browse.

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Review Count: 34
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Good site selection with full, partial,or no hook up. Very level asphalt sites. No cable or local channels and limited Wi-Fi. Camp host very helpful and friendly. Just thought that it was high for a national forest campground with a senior pass. We camped at Eagle Lake Recreation Area, Merrill Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
94
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 84
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful state park right next to Eagle Lake. The lake is very low but there are still boaters and fishing going on. The sites are in towering pine trees. If you experiment you can get satellite and our phone worked. There are lots of hiking trails. Susanville is about 13 miles away and the road is winding. We camped at Eagle Lake Recreation Area, Merrill Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

A rustic national forest campground near Susanville, CA. Very pretty wooded area with roomy, dirt and pine needle, fairly level sites. The lake is very low due to drought but still pretty. Very quiet, dark at night. We camped at Eagle Lake Recreation Area, Merrill Lake Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Stock up in town - it's about 30 minutes drive down a narrow, twisty road to Susanville where there are plenty of stores and restaurants (nothing fancy). Take your time and try to avoid the road at night.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

A National Forest CG operated by Lassen College. Beautiful setting, wide spaces among tall pines, lots of room between sites. We arrived on holiday weekend and got one of the non-reserved spots. Reserved places were all taken. Called before driving up, and host was most helpful. We camped at Eagle Lake Recreation Area, Merrill Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Right on Eagle lake for fishing. Marina nearby had laundry facilities and small store.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice Forest Service campground. The sites are very spacious and generally flat. We had to put our MH on a few blocks, but no more than we've done before.

Each site has a paved parking pad, a good, solid picnic table and a fire ring. During our 4 days there we saw the hosts checking out the empty sites and cleaning the fire rings, so everything stayed clean.

There are plenty of bathrooms and garbage containers: one at each end of each loop. The bathrooms have flush toilets and sinks, but no showers. They were cleaned daily.

The campground is very dog friendly, although they do not supply poop bags. Mostly people seemed to be very responsible for their dogs while we were there.

There is a paved path that runs from the marina to the Christie Campground, a total of 5 miles one way. It's a great place for a mellow walk or bike ride. There were lots of people who were out there on bikes with their kids.

Overall, it was a lovely place to stay. We've already got our next reservation to go with some friends in August. We camped at Eagle Lake Recreation Area, Merrill Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
site 45
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

The main attraction is Eagle Lake for fishing.

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

One of the nicest USFS campgrounds we have seen in a while. Very tall shady pines, nice level sites. The sites nearest the lake don't have hookups, the next loop has power and water, and the loop furthest from the lake has full hookups. Firewood is available from the camp host. Eagle Lake is a 14 mile drive off the main highway, but the road is paved and mostly in good condition. Good cell reception for our Verizon phones and data card. There is a marina and store nearby but we didn't visit. Very mellow this time of year and we decided to stay an extra day. I would imagine during the summer, this campground would be full and a lot less mellow. We would camp here again, but only in the off season. We camped at Eagle Lake Recreation Area, Merrill Lake Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 44
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground was a ways off our route, but well worth the extra travel. The price reflects the Golden Passport rate. Sites are very widely spaced, a huge plus for me. They are all deep in trees with fire rings (which we used each night) and sturdy picnic tables. The camp host is a true delight and she made the experience so much nicer. She knows all about the lake and can answer any questions you might have about the area. There is a nice marina store nearby with newspapers and all the stuff you need. We went at the end of the season and I can imagine in the summer that this place might be very busy and popular. There are loops with full hook ups, water and electric and no hookups, something for everyone! There is a dump station right across the road for $5 for the loops without full hookups, so we opted for water and electric only so we could be farther from the road. This is a gorgeous area and we would definitely come and stay at this campground again. We camped at Eagle Lake Recreation Area, Merrill Lake Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 216
States Visited: 43
Helpful Reviews: 32

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate cited reflects the Senior Pass discount for a full-hookup site. Sites are paved, reasonably level, and wide. Easy access for big rigs. The sites in the two loops closest to the highway have full hookups. The next set of loops have water and 50 amp power. The two loops closest to the lake have no hookups. Power pedestal and water/sewer hookups were in like-new condition. Good water pressure, strong 50 amp power. There is a dump station across the highway from the campground. Even though we were in the loop closest to the road, it was very quiet. We were in a site (#1) that permitted Dish Network reception. On a Saturday, when we arrived, only a small minority of the sites had reservations. Verizon 3G data service varied from outstanding (1.5-2.1 Mbps) to poor. No Verizon 4G service. Excellent Verizon voice service. There is Wi-Fi at the campground host's site, but it doesn't reach anywhere else in the campground. We camped at Eagle Lake Recreation Area, Merrill Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 40
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our 3rd time at this NPS campground. There were other people there that we had met last year, too, so we aren't the only ones who come back here. It's like coming home. We love it!!! Once again we stayed in a loop with full hookups and as they had in the past, everything worked as expected. We were in site #6 this time and leveling wasn't difficult, although it took most of my Lynx leveling blocks. Basically just had to raise the rear. Wi-Fi was available at the campground host's site. AT&T and Verizon (air card) worked well here. There is a paved bike path that goes about 2.5 miles each direction out of the campground. Westbound, the path ends at another campground and eastbound it ends at the marina and store. Nice easy level walk or ride. The campground hosts are terrific. Delivered firewood to my site and at $5.00 per bundle, it was a real bargain! We'll come back next year if the stars are lined up correctly! We camped at Eagle Lake Recreation Area, Merrill Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice campground on Eagle Lake. We stayed in a non-hookup site nearer the water, but it looked as though most had power/water. The sites are huge. What really was bizarre is that the restrooms did not have showers - bizarre. The beach was nice, but no formal trails to the beach. The water is very shallow so fishing without a boat isn't really feasible. The dump is across the street. We camped at Eagle Lake Recreation Area, Merrill Lake Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 40
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Terrific campground! Second time there and will return. Had full hookups in site #10. All paved roads and sites. Camp host was great. Brought firewood to our site when we needed it. (Reasonably priced, too.) Rate reflects Senior Pass. Wi-Fi was available at host's site. We camped at Eagle Lake Recreation Area, Merrill Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

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