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Dorabelle Campground Sierra National Forest California

Dorabelle Overview

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Dorabelle Campground is located just above Shaver Lake among a delightful grove of fir, cedar and pine trees in the western Sierra Nevada. The campground has 61 campsites for tents, trailers and RVs. Some have views of the lake and most have some good shade.  There are 44 standard non-electric and 23 tent only sites. Each campsite also has a table, fire ring and grill.

Our favorite Dorabelle campsites are: 13, 23, 32, 33, 35, 41, 42, 46 and 50. ¬†Click on the ‘Make A Reservation’ button to check availability, site type and size, and to make a reservation.

Dorabelle Campground has vault toilets and drinking water. Firewood is also available for sale from the campground host.

Dorabelle – Area Recreation

This is a great basecamp to enjoy a variety of outdoor recreation activities including boating, canoeing, kayaking, water skiing, jet skiing, swimming, sailing, fishing, picnicking, mountain biking and hiking. Wildlife viewing is also nice in the area.

Dinkey Creek Campground is another nice option in the area. It’s about 13 miles away and has 123 campsites for tents, trailers and RVs.

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  • BBQ Grills
  • Boat Launch/Ramp
  • Boat Rental
  • Campground Host
  • Campsite Tables
  • Drinking Water
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • Grills
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms (Vault Toilets)
  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Boating (non motorized)
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Lake
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Sailing
  • Stargazing
  • Swimming
  • Walking Trails
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Sports
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Wind Surfing
Dorabella Road
Shaver Lake, California 93664
559 841-3533
Lat / Long:

37.11389, -119.30972

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Best Campsites

13, 23, 32, 33, 35, 41, 42, 46, 50

Campsite Types
  • ADA
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer

Year Round



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Dorabelle Bathroom
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Shaver Lake

Dorabelle Comments & Reviews

Visited Dorabelle Campground lately? We'd love to hear about your adventure. Did you find us useful? Did we forget something? Anything our community should know before heading out to Dorabelle?

11 Comments on “Dorabelle”

  1. Arnold F Diaz says:

    hi sorry not really a comment but looking for some info my family and i are coming up in july and we have site 12 can you tell around how big is the site and how far a walk to the waters edge we will be. thanks for any more info you may have

    • Hello Arnold,
      Unfortunately we do not measure the campsites, but hopefully the photo of campsite 12 will give you some idea of its size. The campground and most campsites are a few hundred feet from the waters edge of Shaver Lake.

  2. Is there a picture of the campground map with site numbers? The USFS online map seems off when slightly enlarged.

    • Hi Angela,
      Unfortunately we are unable to located a map of Dorabelle campground. We will keep looking and will post to the campground page if we find one.

  3. Kelly Weese says:

    Just stayed at #41 and it was beautiful. There are 3 sites I really want to get as a group and I was wondering if I can reserve them all at once or each of us have to jump on the moment the sites are released? What time are sites released on the website?

  4. Gary Ray Rogers says:

    If I may ask who or what did the name Dorabelle come from? Thanks

    • HI Gary,
      I did some checking and wasn’t able to find out why they named the campground Dorabelle. Dora Bella is a girl’s name, but that’s about all I could find. Maybe someone has an answer and can comment here.

  5. Verun Narula says:

    First of all, Thank you for this site! Its awesome to know what the good campsites are.

    I just booked site 42 and I am wondering if it is a good site. I can’t really find any reviews about it

    • Hi Verun,
      Thank you for your kind comments and you’re welcome!
      Campsite #42 is a really nice site – one of our favorites. It’s fairly large, level, has nice shade and decent privacy. I think you will really like it!

      • Verun Narula says:

        Thanks for the confirmation I’m super excited now! Do you know how strict they are with having more than 6 people per a campsite? Can I get away with having 8?

      • Hi Verun,
        Not sure how strict the camp host will be regarding haveing more than the allowed limit (6) per site. Sometimes they are lenient, especially if there are little ones. With that said, if you’re on the loud side you may get reported. Hope all works out!

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