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Caples Lake Campground

Elevation: 7,800 Feet (2431.4 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 35 Campsites 1 double site.
Reservation Status: Not Accepted

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General Description

Sitting at the high elevation of 8,200 feet, the Caples Lake Campground is located adjacent to Highway 88, near to Kirkwood. In addition to offering camping facilities, the site provides close access to activities such as boating, fishing, swimming and hiking. There is also a local grocery store within five miles.

Brook, brown, rainbow, and lake trout have been caught in Caples Lake. Tui chub also present. Not presently stocked. Although fishing is allowed year round, the lake is not accessible in the winter.

On site facilities: 35 camping units ( 1 double ), vault toilets and drinking water.

Directions from Jackson: Take Highway 88 sixty-three miles east. The campground sits adjacent to the highway.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Early June through Mid-October .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Camping Call for Current Fee single, double. pet fee and $

Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Campground now charges $20 per night for single site and $40 per night for double site.

Filed By: C & J Staat
Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Nice campground, very limited amount of sites for large RV's. Most sites not very private. Vault toilets kept really clean. Nice lake and nice lake resort across the street from the campground. Narrow road through campground. Lots of shade in this campground a few sights require a hike in of gear.
Conditions: Went during mid-July. Weather was great perfect temp. a little cool in evenings. Thunder storms are possible in the late afternoon, but pass over in an hour or so. Steep/rocky terrain around lake, but you can get right up close in most areas.
Water Availability: Plenty of water in faucets located throughout campground. Lots of lakes in the area and the fishing was geat!

Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Boating Caples Lake
ICON Boat Launching Caples Lake
ICON Camping Caples Lake Campground
ICON Fishing Brown, Brook, Rainbow & Lake Trout
ICON Hiking & Walking Trail Network
ICON Lakes & Reservoirs Caples Lake
ICON Canoeing Caples Lake
ICON Kayaking Caples Lake
ICON Swimming & Waterplay Caples Lake
ICON Viewing Scenery Amador Ranger District
ICON Viewing Wildlife Amador Ranger District

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Visitor Information:

California Travel and Tourism Commision, P.O. Box 1499 , Sacramento, CA, 95812-1499, Phone: 800-862-2543


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