Cancelled - SD - Campout - Lake Edison

  • Fri, May 22, 2020
  • 2:00 PM
  • Mon, May 25, 2020
  • 11:00 AM
  • 37° 22' 39.5796" N 119° 0' 49.8996" W



Lake Edison Campout


Vermillion Campground is located on the northwest shore of Edison Lake, in a shady stand of Ponderosa pine. Most sites provide lake views. The campground is ideal for tents, as well as small  RVs. Visitors can enjoy mountain views of the surrounding John Muir and Ansel Adams Wilderness areas.

Natural Features:

The Sierra National Forest, located on the western slope of the central Sierra Nevada, is known for its spectacular mountain scenery and abundant natural resources. 

The terrain includes rolling, oak-covered foothills, heavily forested middle elevation slopes and the starkly beautiful alpine landscape of the High Sierra.


Edison Lake has a free public boat launch. Canoeing and kayaking near the shoreline are popular activities. Anglers can fish for rainbow, brown or brook trout. Sandy beaches within the campground provide lake access for swimming. 

Campfire programs are offered throughout the summer. Numerous hiking and equestrian trails are in the area.


Each campsite has a picnic table, campfire ring and bear-proof food storage locker, all set off a bit from the parking spur. Vault toilets are provided. A water spigot is located on-site, but boiling the water is recommended. 

Limited supplies and pay showers are available at the Vermillion Valley Resort, which is within walking distance.

Nearby Attractions:

Vermillion Campground is an excellent base for exploring the Ansel Adams or John Muir Wilderness Areas. The Vermillion Valley Resort offers ferry rides across the lake to trails within the Ansel Adams Wilderness.

Activities and Amenities:

  •     Beach Access
  •     Campfire Rings
  •     Educational Programs
  •     Firewood Vendor
  •     Food Storage Locker
  •     Host
  •     Lake Access
  •     Parking Area
  •     Pets Allowed
  •     Swimming
  •     Trash Collection
  •     Vault Toilets
  •     Water Spigot

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):

37.37917, -119.00972

37°22'45"N, 119°0'35"W

From Clovis, take Highway 168 east to Shaver Lake. Continue through Shaver Lake to Huntington Lake. At the east end of Huntington Lake, turn right on the Kaiser Pass Road (at Eastwood Visitor Center). Travel 17 miles to the Edison Lake Road. Turn left toward Edison Lake and travel 7 miles to the campground.


Friday, 5/22

    2 pm Check-in

    6 pm Meet & Greet

    7 pm Group campfire

Saturday, 5/23

    9 am Day Hike/Exploring

    6 pm Potluck

    8 pm Group campfire activities

Sunday, 5/24

    10 am Day Hike/Exploring

    6 pm Potluck

    8 pm Group campfire activities

Monday, 5/25

    12 PM - NoonCheck-out 

Bring your ten essentials, camping/cooking gear, firewood, food, warm/cool weather clothing and swimming suits if you plan to do water activities or sun bathe. Carpooling is recommended to help reduce gas cost and parking.

Cancellation and Refunds

You may cancel your reservation and receive a full refund up to 3 weeks before the trip start date. For this trip, the final cancellation date is May 1, 2020. Refunds will not be available after that date or on any registrations made within those 3 weeks of a trip start date, unless we can fill your spot with another camper.

If you have any additional questions, please contact trip leader: Matthew Schreiner, or 949.394.9607.

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