Highland Lakes Campgrounds

Alpine County, California

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Highland Lakes Camping

Highland Lakes are located at the end of Highland Road, about 6 miles south of Highway 4. The Highland Road junction is one mile west of Ebbetts Pass. There are two campgrounds in the area, Bloomfield Campground, a mile from Highway 4, and Highland Lakes Campground near the end of the road at Highland Lakes. The gravel road to Highland Lakes is steep in places but can be negotiated by 2-wheel drive vehicles. At one point it fords a stream which may present a challenge to low vehicles in the spring and early summer.

Bloomfield Campground

Bloomfield Campground is situated at an elevation of 7,800 feet along the upper North Fork of the Mokelumne River, which is hardly more than a stream there. These are unimproved campsites. It is about 5 miles from Highland Lakes. The area is popular for camping, hiking, horseback riding, and fishing.

Directions: From Highway 4 one mile west of Ebbetts Pass follow Highland Road for one mile, watching for the campground on your right.

Fees: $12 for a single site
Reservations: None

Bloomfield Campground Amenities

  • 20 campsites for tents, not recommended for trailers
  • Piped water, vault toilets

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Highland Lakes Campground

Highland Lakes Campground is located at an elevation of 8,500 feet among scattered trees with a view of the second Highland Lake. The campground currently has no piped water.

campgrounds at Highland Lakes

Directions: Take Highland Road from Highway 4, one mile west of Ebbetts Pass. Follow the road 6 miles to the campground.

Fees: $12
Reservations: None

Highland Lakes Campground Amenities

  • 35 campsites for either tent or RVs
  • No water
  • Vault toilets

History Note:

Early miners in the area named a tiny settlement near the lakes Highland City. Today no traces of the settlement nor the miners' prospecting holes can be seen.


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