New Spicer Reservoir Campground

Campground is Open

Fees are $24.00 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

    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.)

    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.