One of the pawtastic campgrounds in the Tahoe National Forest is Lewis at French Meadows. As its name suggests, this facility offers convenient water access to the French Meadows Reservoir. Come here to enjoy recreational activities like boating, fishing, and hiking. You'll be camping near the Granite Chief Wilderness in a coniferous forest. Each of the 40 family sites can accommodate up to six people. Every spot has a grill and a picnic table, and some of the sites are accessible. Flush toilets and potable water are available in the camp.
The road to camp is narrow and has lots of twists and turns. Plan on bringing a car that has plenty of clearance. RVs may not be able to navigate the forest lanes. Once you set up camp, go exploring in the area. There are some hiking trails nearby that wander around the reservoir and through the forest. If you bring a boat or canoe, head about a mile away to the McGuire Boat Ramp. Paddle on the water and enjoy the stunning views of the Granite Chief peaks rising above the shore. While you're out there, cast your line in search of trout. After a day of recreation, gather around the fire. Check with the ranger for any burn restrictions. You'll need a permit if you plan on building a campfire outside of the designated area.
You can bring pets camping with you at this site. They need to stay on a leash when they're outside of your tent or camper. Keep poop bags on hand and immediately remove their waste.
Lewis at French Meadows Campground is a furrific place to bring the whole family for a wilderness vacation. Take advantage of the recreational opportunities on land and water out here. One word of caution: there are bears in the area. To avoid attracting unwanted visitors, use the food lockers to store anything that has a scent.