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Wrights Lake

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Eldorado National Forest
7887 Highway 50
Pollock Pines, CA 95726

7000 feet
Year round


Permits are required for day and overnight use. A quota on overnight permits is in effect from Memorial Weekend through September 30. Although not required, reservations for permits are recommended. Please contact the Pacific Ranger District for more information at 530-644-6048.

Wrights Lake Campground and Wrights Lake Equestrian Campgound. A fee is charged. There is piped water, picnic tables, handicapped accessible toilets, grills, and fire-rings, but no hook-ups. Call 1-877-444-6777 for campsite reservations. Reservation season in the first friday after Fourth of July weekend through Labor Day. Usually open first-come, first served into early October.


Brook Trout
Brown Trout
Rainbow Trout


Year round


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Basic Directions

From Kyburz on Highway 50, go east 5 miles to Wrights Lake Road. Turn left (north) and go 8 miles to the campgound. There are trails on both sides of the lake. There are two trailhead parking areas here for hikers going into the Desolation Wilderness; Rockbound parking area and Twin Lakes parking area.

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