Providing unfettered access to the picturesque, glacially carved core of Lakes Basin, Lakes Basin Campground and its surrounding environs are a gem tucked into the northern edge of the Sierra Nevada range. Twenty-three Forest Service campsites are open from June through October, weather permitting.
Hiking abounds directly from the campground, with trails leading to many of the Lakes Basin highlights. The trail to Long Lake can be combined with the scenic Bear Lakes Loop for a longer day. The Lakes Basin Trailhead offers numerous other hiking options that begin a half mile down at the end of Elwell Lodge Road. The area is also well known for its productive lake fishing.
The campground is ideal for dog owners who will enjoy exploring the countless miles of Lakes Basin Trails open to dogs.
Potable water and vault toilets are available at the campground.