French Meadows Reservoir - Placer County, CA
Elevation 5263 ft.
French Meadows Campground: South shore, 75 campsites, flush toilets. This is a fee area; reservations accepted. French Picnic Site: South shore, 7 sites, tables and grills, flush toilets nearby.
Gates Group Camp: East side, near but not adjacent to the lake, two-25 person and one-75 person campsites, central parking. Fees and reservations required.
Coyote Group Campground: Northeast shore, three-25 person and one-50 person campsites, central parking. Fees and reservations required.
Lewis Campground: North shore across road, 40 campsites and flush toilets. This is a fee area; reservations accepted.
McGuire Picnic Site: North shore, ten sites with tables and grills, flush toilets, and includes a designated swimming area.
Poppy Walk-in/Boat-in Campground: Northwest shore, 12 campsites, either pack-in drinking water or purify lake water and pack-in/pack-out garbage. Free
Ahart Campground: One mile on road 96 above reservoir on the river, 12 campsites, either bring drinking water or purify river water. This is a fee area and no reservations accepted.
Boating Lakes & Reservoirs (Rating: Good)
Open to all craft, but speedboats and water-skiing not advised due to submerged hazards. Boat ramps on both south and north shores. Even in summer the long slow drive and winding access road discourages large boat owners.
Flat water paddling is good in late summer if you donít mind the bathtub ring effect between the water level and the normal shoreline after draw down.
Rainbow and brown hatchery catchables are planted. Large resident fish lurking about.
Nearby Communities - Foresthill