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Poppy Campground

Elevation: 5,300 Feet (1652.1 Meters)
Handicapped Accessible: No
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 12 Campsites
Reservation Status: Not Accepted


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General Description

Poppy Campground is located on the northwest shore of French Meadows Reservoir at an elevation of 5,300 feet. The campground is only accessible by boat or trail, it is approximately one mile from McGuire parking lot to the campground.

This campground has 12 campsites. There are no toilets, no drinkable water and no trash removal service so pack out what you pack in. The Reservoir is the only water source so be sure to purify before drinking.

Directions from Foresthill: Travel 36 miles east on Mosquito Ridge Rd. and proceed to the campground. The campground is located on the northwest shore of the reservoir and is accessible only by boat or trail. It is approximately one mile from the McGuire parking lot to the campground.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: June through October (NOTE: may be open off season, but without water, trash removal and other managed services.) .



Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Snowed in. Updated: 2005-02-08 12:10:00.0


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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Boating Boating is available on French Meadows Reservoir and is one means of reaching the campground.
Yes
ICON Camping Poppy Campground
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking There is a one mile trail from the parking lot to the campground.
Yes



Related Activities
Ahart Campground - Ahart Campground is located one mile above French Meadows Reservoir at an elevation of 5,300 feet. This campground has 12 campsites, toilets, but no drinking water.

Big Trees Picnic Ground - French Meadows Campground is located 26 miles east of Foresthill at an elevation of 5,300 feet. This campground has 75 campsites, potable water, toilets and a boat ramp. Activities include fishing, swimming, boating, picnicking, hiking and viewing scenery.

French Picnic Ground - French Picnic site is located on the south shore of French Meadows Reservoir at an elevation of 5,300 feet. This picnic ground has 7 sites with tables and grills. Activities include fishing, swimming, boating, picnicking, hiking and viewing scenery.

Lewis Campground - Lewis Campground is located on the north shore of French Meadows Reservoir at an elevation of 5,300 feet. This campground has 40 sites. Activities include fishing, swimming, boating, picnicking, hiking and viewing scenery.

McGuire Picnic Ground - McGuire Picnic Site is at an elevation of 5,300 feet. This picnic ground has 10 sites. There is potable water and toilets. The beach and swimming area is adjacent to the picnic ground.

Talbot Campground - Talbot Campground is located five miles above French Meadows Reservoir at an elevation of 5,600 feet. The campground has 5 campsites and is on the Middle Fork of the American River. The Granite Chief area is nearby.



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Visitor Information:

Nevada Commission on Tourism, 401 N. Carson Street , Carson City, NV, 89701

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