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Backpacking

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Whether you enjoy camping, fishing, water skiing, hiking or swimming, Bear River Lake is the place to be.  They are located 42 miles east of Jackson on Hwy 88.

They have many activities planned for their campers during the summer, including tacos on Friday nights and a steak dinner on Saturday nights. They also have many activities for the kids, including a playground, volleyball, a beach area and a game room.

Bear River Reservoir, South Shore Campground open May 15 - October 15. Camping, fishing, swimming, boating and kayaking are available. Fun for the whole family. 
Bear River Rd, 40 miles east of Jackson
Pioneer, Ca
209-295-4251
 
Lakeside sites at Pennisula Campgroud. Lake and hillside sites at Blue Oaks Campground. Secluded hillside camping at the Eagle Beach "Boat-In" Campcround.  Open shoreline campsites in Primitive Campground.  Four group campsites with amenities including barbecues, tables, water, hot showers, restrooms and laundry facilities. Turkey Hill Equestrian/Group Campground adjacent to the Mokelumne Coast to CrestTrail.
 
Ask about Packages, Specials and the Annual Pass Program.
 
Eight 1-bedroom and one 2-bedroom Cottages sit on rolling hills with mature trees and lake views.  Three 4-bedroom Triplexes great for family groups of 10-12.  Three single room Motel rooms with deck furniture to enjoy the lake view.
 
Ask about Packages, Specials and the Annual Pass Program.
 
Lake Camanche Resort - North Shore
2000 Camanche Road
Ione, CA 95640
(209) 763-5121 or (866) 763-5121
 
Middle Creek & Middle Creek Expansion is 13 miles off Hwy 88 on stream between upper/ lower Blue Lakes. Open June - October. Camping, fishing and swimming are available. 
Blue Lakes Rd. 
209-223-6349
Mokelumne Campground is located 38 miles east of Jackson on Highway 88. Open year-round. Swimming, camping, fishing and hiking are available. 
Salt Springs Rd.
209-295-4251
Pardoes Point is open May 1 - November 15. Camping, swimming, and fishing are available. 
Bear River Rd, 40 miles east of Jackson. 
209-295-4251
Pipi Valley is a great place for riding Off Road Vehicles, camping, picnicing hiking and fishing. Fun for the whole family.  The area is part of the Eldorado National Forest along the Middle Fork of the Cosumnes River.  Historically, the native Miwok people of northern California used to camp in this region in summertime.
 
PiPi Picnic Area
The PiPi Picnic Area is located at the entrance to PiPi Campground along the Middle Fork of the Cosumnes River and offers great fishing and swimming opportunities.

Breathtaking beauty and quiet serenity are the trademarks of Plasse's Resort on Silver Lake in California's High Sierras. This secluded family resort is at the 7,200 foot elevation with the grandeur of mountain peaks, dense forests, cloistered lakes and meadows of wildflowers. Open from June until October each year, Plasse's Resort has something for every nature lover and outdoor enthusiast.

By the night, week, or season- Plasse's vacation getaway offers tent and RV campsites. And for the equestrian, separate camp facilities are available to accommodate guest and guest horses.

Salts Springs Reservoir is open Mid May - Mid November. Camping, swimming, and fishing are available. 
Salt Springs Rd, Hwy 88
Pioneer Ca
209-295-4251
Tiger Creek Reservoir, also known as Tiger Creek Afterbay, is popular for fishing and hiking. The elevation is 2,400 feet. Species of fish, rainbow trout,and brown trout. Picnic areas,swimming, hiking, no boats.
 
Open year round. The facility is operated by PG&E.
 
Woods Lake located South off Hwy 88, near Carson Pass. Open July - October. Camping, swimming, picnicking, and fishing is available. 
209-295-4251