Blue Lake Dispersed CampingBlue Lake Dispersed Camping is not reservable. It is First-Come First-Serve ONLY. Please select the Opening & Closing Dates icon to view the season dates.
Blue Lake Dispersed Campground is a remote location that requires high clearance vehicles. 4-wheel drive is recommended. Dispersed camping is available at this hike-in campground operated by Pacific Gas and Electric Co. The entry road is not paved or graded, and there are no restrooms or tables. There is no garbage service provided, so please make sure that what you pack in, you pack out. There is no water available here either so, pack enough for cooking, dish-washing and drinking.
Frequently Asked Questions!
What FIRE RESTRICTIONS are in place because of wildfire risk? NOT ALLOWED at any time or under any Fire Index Rating - Use of fireworks and other pyrotechnic devices  - Use of chainsaws &bull Use of firearms, air rifles, or gas guns - Use of explosives &bull Any open flame outside of designated fire rings or BBQs (e.g. non-designated fire rings, tiki torches, etc.)  - Driving vehicles off designated roads - Parking vehicles outside designated parking areas
Wildfire risk mitigation measures for allowed activities (subject to applicable fire index rating)
The following must have at least 10 feet of clearance from vegetation and flammable materials: - Fires (allowed in designated structures only, must be supervised at all times and be fully extinguished prior to leaving the site) - Charcoal grills and generators
The following must have at least 3 feet of clearance from vegetation and flammable materials: - Petroleum and liquid petroleum gas devices - Battery powered devices, cord powered devices and power cords - Smoking (must have a butt receptacle and a bucket of water) - Citronella candles (no other types of candles are allowed)
Fire Index Rating based restrictions
When the Fire Index Rating is R4 (Very High): Use of charcoal grills will be prohibited.
When the Fire Index Rating is R5 (Extreme): all fires will be prohibited with the exception of LPG with a shut-off valve. (Smoking will only be allowed within vehicles/RVs)
When the Fire Index Rating isR5-PLUS (Extreme Plus): all fires and flames will be prohibited, including petroleum and LPG devices
The following activities will be restricted to within vehicles/RVs: smoking, use of generators, use of battery powered devices with motors, extension cords and devices with power cords
2022 Fee increase. PG&E has not increased fees for most of its managed campsites in over 10 years. To continue to provide clean and well-maintained facilities and customer-based services, PG&E will be increasing its campsite fees in 2022. The increases are based on market assessment of similar types of federal, state, and private campsites located within California.
2022 campsite fees can be found via this link or by clicking the Open & Close Dated and fee schedule link in the uper right corner of this screen.  Fee changes are only occurring at developed recreation sites and not at primitive/dispersed camping areas campsites where operation and maintenance fees are not collected.
How do I make a reservation? All Reservations are made online through this website.  Click on the name or icon for the desired campground and select a date range to check for availability. Reservations can be made for a minimum of two nights and a maximum of 14 nights. Reservations cannot be made within 3 days of your desired arrival date.
First-Come First-Served campsites are non-reservable.
How do I cancel my reservation? You can cancel by e-mailing Recinfo@pge.com or call (916)386-5164.
What is the cancellation / change policy? Cancellation Policy: Please note that reservations made between April 10th and April 17th cannot be modified and cancellation will result in forfeiture of 100% of the associated fees. The cancellation fee is $15.00 per site. Reservations that are cancelled within 7 days of the scheduled check-in are non-refundable (except for applicable taxes and point of sale items).
Change Policy: Changes to the reservation are not allowed within 3 business days of the scheduled check-in date and are subject to a minimum $10 change fee.
Reservations and their associated fees are non-transferable to other campsites within the campground or to other recreational facilities.
If an emergency or natural disaster forces the closure of a campground, we will attempt to notify you as early as possible and refund all camping fees. If you leave early, stay reductions do not qualify for a refund.
To make changes please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.orgWhat does FCFS mean? FCFS stands for First Come First Served. FCFS sites cannot be reserved, but are available on a first come first served basis.
Can I reserve a First-Come First-Served campsite? No, First-Come First-Served sites are non-reservable and cannot be secured prior to your arrival at the campground.
It is suggested that you arrive early in the day to secure your campsite, as there are no guarantees of availability. Can I bring my pet? Yes, dogs and other pets are welcome! Dogs and other pets must be under owners' physical control at all times and must not disturb other campers.  It is the owner's responsibility to clean up after your pet and properly dispose of waste in trash receptacle.  Campers with unreasonably noisy dogs/pets may be asked to leave, to ensure an enjoyable experience for all campers.  Furthermore, pets may not be left alone at the campsite or in any vehicles. Can we show up for our reservation late? Campsites need to be occupied, by at least one person, the first night and may not be left unattended for more than 24 hours without permission from the campground host.
What is the 14 day maximum stay rule? The maximum stay in any campground is 14 days.  The campsite must be vacated by the 11:00 a.m. check-out time.What are the RULES for the PG&E campgrounds? Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) facility rules provide a safe, enjoyable experience for everyone while protecting natural resources. This recreational facility is a benefit of PG&E’s hydroelectric system. Click Here to download the PDF What are the RULES for the PG&E Day Use Areas? Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) facility rules provide a safe, enjoyable experience for everyone while protecting natural resources. This recreational facility is a benefit of PG&E’s hydroelectric system. Click Here to download the PDFWhat if I don't have an account?
Create an account for easy access to your reservations.  Go to "My Account" at the top/right of the page to set up an account using your email address and password.
Delayed openings due to weather conditions
Please note that most campgrounds and other recreation facilities will be opening later due to heavy snowfall. Please check the Opening & Closing dates at the top of the page regularly for updates.
Haskins Valley Campground is now projected to open on July 1st (on a first come first serve basis).
Cool Springs Campground, Marmot Rock Campground, and Trapper Springs Campground will not be available for reservations for the 2023 season. The campgrounds will be open on a first come first serve basis only.
Closed for the 2023 Season:
With the exception of Lower Blue Lake Campground, the Blue Lakes Campgrounds will remain closed the remainder of the year due to historic snow loads that restricted access and caused significant damage to the facilities that cannot be repaired in a safe and timely manner
Middle Creek Campground
Middle Creek Expansion Campground
Upper Blue Lake Campground
Upper Blue Lake Dam Site Campground
Upper Blue Lake Dam Site Expansion
Camp Conery Group Campground Last Chance Creek Campground Last Chance Creek Group Campground