Go deep into the Eldorado National Forest and you will find the Union Valley Reservoir. This reservoir is home to ten different campgrounds, all surrounding the body of water. Wolf Creek Campground lies on the north shore and offers lots of outdoor fun in the granite peaks of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range.
The grounds have 41 sites to choose from, all containing campfire rings, a picnic table, and a bear-proof food locker -- yes, this is bear country! If you and your doggo travel in style, there are a few lots that can handle big-rigs up to 40 feet, but you'll want to reserve these ahead of time so you don't get stuck with a site that's too small. Drinking water is on-site and a dump station can be found in the next campground over. You are allowed to collect dead wood for fires here, or you can purchase some from the host. It's important to note that this campground will be closed for the 2019 season for maintenance, but will be open in 2020.
Once you're here, you'll probably want to spend your days near the water, either boating, fishing, or swimming in the beautiful reservoir. There are both trout and salmon here, making for quite the delicious catch! If you're a biker, don't miss out on the almost 5 miles of paved bike trails at the park. These paths take campers through all of the different areas around Union Valley. Be sure to take in all of the amazing views of the mountains that surround you and be on the lookout for beautiful waterfalls as you explore the area.
All canine campers must be leashed throughout their stay. As we mentioned, there are bears at Wolf Creek, so you'll want to keep your pooch monitored at all times to make sure they are out of trouble. Store all of your woofer's food and treats in the food locker, along with your own supplies. Also, bring poop bags along to make cleaning up after your fur-baby easy.
If you and your pupper want to get out into the mountains of California, Wolf Creek Campground is a great place to do it!