Lower Billy Creek Campground sits on the shores of Huntington Lake in the Sierra National Forest near Lakeshore, California. Each of the 15 campsites offers excellent views of the water, and dense fir and pine trees provide campers with plenty of shade during their stay. The campground's proximity to the Kaiser Wilderness means all sorts of fun activities are just minutes away. The Lower Billy Creek Campground is pet-friendly; just keep your doggo on a leash and always clean up after them!
Campsites at Lower Billy Creek can accommodate vehicles up to 44 feet, but large vehicles may have difficulty navigating large cars because of the dense tree cover. Each campsite comes with a paved parking spur, a picnic table, and a campfire ring. Due to bears frequenting the area, campsites also have bear-safe food lockers that must be utilized. Drinking water is available at the campground, but there are no flush toilets or showers.
Huntington Lake is a popular spot for swimming, fishing, boating, kayaking, and waterskiing, and plenty of campers also use the water for sailing. There are several hiking trails near the campground, including some trails that are open to horseback riders and mountain bikers. For a lengthy hike, opt for the 15.6-mile Kaiser Loop Trail, a difficult path with rewarding views. The Indian Pools Trail is an easier option suitable for all skill levels, and this 4.3-mile path passes a few swimming holes for you to cool off in. If you'd like to learn more about the lake, the Forest Service, and Native Americans, visit the Billy Creek Guard Station Museum near the campground.
Campsites range from $33 per night for standard electric sites and go up to $66 per night for double sites. There are additional fees if you camp on holiday weekends, or if you bring an extra vehicle. You can book your spot at Lower Billy Creek as soon as one day before your visit, but booking in advance is always recommended so you don't miss out!