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Swanson Meadow Campground Sierra National Forest California

Swanson Meadow Overview

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Swanson Meadow Campground has 9 campsites and is located in a quiet forest of large pines and next to a beautiful alpine meadow. It is also located near the town of Shaver Lake. Campsites can accommodate tents, trailer and RVs. Each campsite also has a table, fire ring and grate.

Campground amenities include vault toilets. There is not drinking water at the campground.

Swanson Meadow – Area Recreation

Outdoor recreation include hiking, mountain biking, picnicking and wildlife viewing. Boating, canoeing, kayaking, swimming and fishing opportunities are also available at nearby Shaver Lake.

Other campgrounds in the area include Dorabelle and Dinkey Creek.


First Come, First Served

  • BBQ Grills
  • Campground Host
  • Campsite Tables
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Grills
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms (Vault Toilets)
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Creek
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • OHVing
  • OTV Trails/Riding
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Stargazing
  • Walking Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
Dinkey Creek Road
Prather, California 93651
559 855-5355
Best Campsites

6, 8, 9.

Campsite Types
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer

May – October



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Swanson Meadow Photos

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Swanson Meadow Restroom
Swanson Meadow Sign
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Swanson Meadow Comments & Reviews

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One Comment on “Swanson Meadow”

  1. Sarah Kurtz Shaver says:

    We just arrived home from Swanson Meadows Campground. The campground is great and quiet with only 9 sites. We stayed in site 3, but all of the sites are great! This is a great location because it’s off the hustle and bustle of Shaver Lake but very close to the lake (10 minutes or less to the lake). There’s also a store about 4 minutes away. The ranger came around and collected fees every morning. It was Labor Day weekend though, so maybe you can get away with free camping on an “off” holiday weekend/week. The campground was full by Saturday.

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