If you and your pup are looking for a spot to camp in the Sierra National Forest close to some fantastically fur-friendly hiking trails, Catavee Campground is a furrific spot for you two to pitch your tent! The campground has a seriously scenic location -- it’s perched on the side of Huntington Lake, overlooking Bear Creek and shaded by mature pine and fir. The 24-site campground doesn’t have access to electricity, water hookups, or showers, but if you two are willing to "ruff" it, you’ll be staying literal steps away from the lake. The camp is deservedly pawpular -- you’ll need to make a reservation at least three days in advance, but it’s best to book early to ensure your spot.
Keen anglers might enjoy casting their line in Huntington Lake, but hound-dog hikers will get the most benefit out of a stay here! The campground borders the Kaiser Wilderness and is close to some pawesome pathways. Four-pawed fitness freaks can walk a stretch of the 19.5-mile Kaiser Loop Trail, which rewards those capable of facing its punishing inclines with fabulous views over the lake, forest, and majestic High Sierra mountains. Laidback lapdogs and the less athletic among us should check out the far easier Rancheria Falls trail, which features a gorgeous waterfall and is mostly level.
Catavee Campground doesn’t have access to wifi, and cell phone coverage varies. It’s best to check with your network before you go if you need to be in constant contact. Campfires are permitted only in designated rings, and fire regulations can change with the weather. Drinking water is available on-site, so be sure to stock up on plenty if you’re planning to go hiking. Remember to bring waste bags to clean up after your furry friend, and have a grrrreat trip!