Eldorado National Forest

Eldorado National Forest

Wrights Lake Equestrian Campground

Elevation: 7,000 Feet (2182.0 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 15 Campsites
Reservation Status: Not Accepted

Sitting at an elevation of 7,000 feet, the Wrights Lake Equestrian Campground can located on the south shore of Wrights Lake. In addition to offering camping the site also provides access for water-based activities including boating, swimming and fishing. Moreover the areas has opportunities for Desolation Wilderness trailheads and horseback riding.

Wrights Lake has catchable rainbow and brown trout; stocked monthly by California Dept. of Fish and Game to supplement the wild trout production. Brook trout may also be caught. Although fishing is allowed year-round, the lake is inaccessible by vehicle in the winter due to snow.

On site facilities: 15 units, picnic units, equestrian camping. drinking water, picnic tables, and accessible vault toilets.

Get wilderness permits in advance at the Information Center. Self-issue day permits are available at the lake.


Directions from Placerville: Travel 20 miles east along Highway 50, turn north onto Ice House Road and travel 9 miles to a signed right turn to the Ice House Campground (two miles). At the campground, take the left fork of the road which will take you 7 miles east to Wrights Lake Road, then turn left, two miles to Wrights Lake.