7000 feet in elevation, this facility is situated in the timber
belt close to the lake shore and looks up at the majestic rocky
peaks of the Sierra Nevadas and Desolation Wilderness. The area
is well-known for its hiking, wildflowers, and bird life. In a
normal snow year, the season generally runs from early July to
mid-October. Other opportunities in the area are amphitheater
programs, mountain biking, horse camping, four- wheel driving
on Barrett Lake Jeep trail (late July), and fishing. Wilderness
permits are required for both day hiking (available at the trailhead)
and overnight (available at Pacific Ranger Station).
Motor boats (including
electric motors) are not allowed on this lake, so bring your canoe,
raft or waders. A canoe dock makes accessing your canoe easier.
A camp attendant is available from 8 am to 4:30 pm. Extra parking
is limited. Firewood can be gathered in the area. For local information,
call the Eldorado Information Center at 530-644-6048.
be made at least 7 days in advance. Equestrian sites must have
at least one horse per site in order to occupy the site. Horses
are only allowed in the equestrian loop. No motor boats (gas or
electric) allowed on the lake. Fee includes 2 vehicles per site
for family sites, and 4 vehicles per site for double sites and
equestrian sites. An extra vehicle fee will be collected at the
campground. Tent trailers are not allowed in the tent loop. Pets
allowed but must be on a leash at all times while in the campground.
No refunds for bad weather.
Need a site at Wright's
Reservations available at:
Lake Campground Reservations
Highway 50 east of Placerville
for 23 miles, left 11 miles north on Ice House Road. Right 9 miles
on Wrights Lake Tie Road. Left 2 miles north on Wrights Lake Road.
Wrights Lake, El Dorado County
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