New Spicer Reservoir Campground

Campground is Closed

Fees are $22.00 per night for single family sites, with a maximum stay of 14 days.

Spicer Reservoir is located eight miles southwest of Highway 4 on Spicer Reservoir Road at approximately 6,600 elevation. Though the road is paved, it is windy and speeds should be kept to a minimum. The lake has a surface area of more than 2,000 acres when it is full.

The lower section of the lake has a 10 mph speed limit, and the upper section of the lake is surrounded by the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness. The upper section of the lake is managed for non-motorized uses only, so no boat motors may be operated in this area. A Wilderness Permit (available at the Forest Service District Office - free of charge), is required for shoreline camping in the eastern portion of the lake.

The boat ramp has a turnaround area, parking for up to 25 vehicles with trailers, and 20 cars. There is also an ADA Accessible restroom available at the boat ramp.

Activities Available:

  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Swimming
  • Wildlife Viewing

    Fishing:
    Rainbow trout are available. Please make sure to check regulations with California Department of Fish & Game.

    On site facilities:
    43 sites, vault toilets, fire rings, trash service, piped water.

    Seasonal Information:
    Normal services available early June through Mid-October. (Season length will depend on the weather.)

    Directions:
    Located approximately 22 miles east of Arnold, take Spicer Reservoir Road approximatley 10 miles to campground. Road winds down to lake, speed should be kept to a minimum.




    Things You Should Know:

  • Sites are limited to a maximum of 2 vehicles and 6 people. (Additional fees are required for extra vehicles.)
  • Please contact Campground Host prior to setting up campsite.
  • Rules and regulations are posted at entrance of campground on information board. Camp host can also provide information.
  • Golden Age/Access passports are accepted.
  • Pets must be kept on a leash at all time.
  • Campfires must be contained within the campfire ring.
  • Please only use dead and down fire wood for camp fires. (Some camp hosts provide firewood to purchase. Please contact host for details.)
  • Make sure your campfire is dead out before leaving. (Please "drown" campfire with water, do not use dirt.)
  • Check out time is 1:00 P.M.
  • DO NOT FEED WILDLIFE! Please visit Keep Me Wild for more information.