Way up in the Sierra Nevada mountains sits the Antelope Lake Recreation Area, where beautiful forests surround a quiet lake. It is here that you can find Boulder Creek Campground, located out on a land finger into the lake -- and not to be confused with the campground of the same name that is found further south in the state of California.
Boulder Creek Campground is made up of 69 campsites that can fit both tents or RVs, so bring whichever you and your pooch are more comfortable in! It costs $25 per night, and there are a few walk-in sites if you didn't get a chance to plan ahead and reserve your spot. Each lot has its own fire ring and picnic table, but the park asks that you not bring firewood from outside of the forest so as to not spread devastating pests. There are bears here, meaning you need to lock up all of your and Fido's food in your vehicle and make sure it is out of sight. Rigs up to 40 feet will fit on the sites, and while no hookups are provided, drinking water can be accessed via taps.
Once you're set up, you can head to that lake to enjoy days full of canoeing, kayaking, swimming, or fishing in the peaceful waters. While the campground offers some great mountain biking opportunities, if you and your fur buddy want to hit the trails together, you'll have to drive to nearby trails such as the Pacific Crest Trail, as no hiking trails are accessible right from the camp. During the busy months, there are concessions on-site as well as a bait shop.
Four-legged campers are welcome; the grounds simply ask that you keep them leashed at all times. Also, as there are bears here, please do not leave your woofer unattended at any point in your stay. Be a good pet parent and help ensure that dogs are welcome at Boulder Creek for many years to come by bringing poop bags and scooping all surprises your pooch leaves behind.
If you like the sounds of a natural haven surrounded by lake waters, Boulder Creek Campground has what you need to unwind!