GoCampingAmerica.com | Posted January
    2nd, 2015


    California Camping Guides: High Sierra


    Happy Camper Blog



    The High
    Sierra region of California is every outdoor lovers dream. Beautiful
    mountains, incredible lakes, and amazing forests await those that visit this

    Yosemite Valley (Yosemite Valley, https://www.flickr.com/photos/dougletterman/)

    Yosemite Ridge

    Yosemite Ridge Resort is one of the premier
    campgrounds in the High Sierra Region. Visitors return again and again thanks
    to the quiet atmosphere, great facilities, and amazing


    This campground is located about
    12 miles outside of Yosemite National Park. Adventure seekers should consider
    river rafting down the Tuolumne River, with some of the best rapids in
    California. Those looking to relax can enjoy exploring the beautiful Yosemite
    Valley, or simply take it easy at the campground and soak in the


    • Swimming Pool: Jumping in the pool is a perfect way to relax
      on a hot summer day.
    • General Store: Grab any food or supplies that you may need
      here at the general store.
    • Restaurant: Don’t feel like cooking? Head to the Buck
      Meadows Restaurant located on the campground for a delicious
    • Wi-Fi: Enjoy the free internet access provided throughout the
    • Restroom/Shower Facilites: Start your day with a hot shower,
      cleaned daily by the campgrounds staff.


    This campground accommodates RV
    Campers, and provides cabins to guests.

    • RV Sites: These
      sites can accommodate any size RV. Each site provides full hookups with
      water, sewage, TV/internet, and 30/50 amp electricity. Each site has great
      views of the surrounding mountains. Rates start at $25 per night in the
      fall/winter, and $40 in the spring/summer. 
    • Camping Cabins: The
      smallest cabin option, meant to accommodate up to two people. These cabins
      have a queen bed, table with chairs, small fridge, and bathroom with a
      shower. Rates start at $50 a night during the fall/winter, and $100 during
      the spring/summer. 
    • Loft Model Family Cabins: These cabins are meant
      to accommodate small families. Two queen beds, a futon, bathroom with shower,
      full kitchen, and TV/internet. Rates start at $100 a night during the
      fall/winter, and $175 during spring/summer.
    • Miners Cabin: The
      newest cabins at Yosemite Ridge, the miners cabin accommodates a small family
      and provides two queen beds, full bathroom, full kitchen, heating/AC, and
      TV/internet. Rates start at $150 in summer. These cabins are unavailable during
      the offseason. 

    Visit http://www.yosemiteridge.com/index.html for
    more information.

    Blue Hour at Emerald Bay (Emerald
    Bay, Lake Tahoe, https://www.flickr.com/photos/frank_schulenburg/

    Truckee River RV

    Truckee River RV Park is undoubtedly one of
    the best campgrounds in Northern California. Visitors compliment the
    campground’s friendly staff, beautiful location, and clean


    This campground is located just
    steps away from the beautiful Truckee River, right off Interstate 80. The
    area is perfect for outdoor lovers. Raft down the Truckee River, fish in Lake
    Tahoe, and explore the many nearby trails. 


    • Full Hookups: Each
      RV site provides full hookups including water, sewage, 50 amp service, and
      internet access. 
    • General Store: Grab any food or supplies that you may
      need here at the general store.
    • Laundry Facilities: Take care of your dirty
      laundry at the laundry facilities provided at the
    • River Access: The Truckee River is only steps away from many
      of the campsites. 
    • BBQ Grills: Grills are provided at each


    Truckee River RV Park is an RV campground only. Rates differ based
    on the season. Winter rates start at $35 a night and $225 per week. Summer
    rates start at $40 a night for 30 amp, $45 a night for 50 amp, $250 per week
    for 30 amp, and $275 per week for 50 amp. 

    Visit http://www.truckeeriverrv.com/Home_Page.html for
    more information.

    Great Fall scene at Intake 2
  near Lake Sabrina (Lake Sabrina, https://www.flickr.com/photos/72213316@N00/

    Keoughs Hot Springs

    One of the most unique campgrounds in the High Sierra Region,
    Keoughs Hot Springs combines wonderful accommodation with an amazing natural


    This campground is located in
    Bishop, near some amazing natural attractions. The hot springs are the
    campgrounds main point of interest, and are an amazing place to relax. Check
    out the Little Lakes Valley Trail, rated by many as the best hike in Northern
    California. Anyone interested in geology should check out the Bishop Tuff, a
    800,000 year old white rock formation created by the eruption of a super


    • Hot Springs: The
      main attraction of the campground, these springs attract visitors from all
      over and are a fantastic place to relax.
    • Massage Parlor: Head to the massage
      parlor after the springs to complete your spa
    • BBQ Grills: Bring your own food and cook it yourself at the
      grills provided.
    • Restroom/Shower Facilities: The restroom and shower facilities
      are cleaned daily by the campground staff.
    • Game Room: The game
      room is a perfect place for both kids and adults to relax and


    Keoughs Hot Springs accommodates RV campers, and provides both
    tent and mobile cabins to guests. 

    • RV Sites: Each site provides full hookups with water, sewage,
      and 30 amp electric service. The maximum stay is two weeks. Rates start at
      $28 per night.
    • Tent Cabins: There are four tent cabins available to guests.
      Rates are $75 per night for cabins two, three, and four, made to accommodate
      two people, and $90 per night for cabin one, suited for three
    • Modular Retreat: These mobile homes are a great choice for
      those wanting to camp in comfort. There are two choices, each equipped with
      two bedrooms, a full kitchen, and a living area. Rates start at $115 for the
      smaller option, and $135 for the larger. 

    Visit http://www.keoughshotsprings.com/index.html for
    more information.