French Meadows

French Meadows

The French Meadows location is in Foresthill, California
95631. This page provides detailed contact information for this campground location including the campground phone number, office hours, reservation information and driving directions.

If you have any questions about the French Meadows facility, or if you need to reserve a campsite, then call the campground listed below.

American River Ranger District
22830 Foresthill Road

Phone number


Campground information Foresthill, California


French Meadows Campground is located along the shores French Meadows Reservoir, about 40 miles from the town of Foresthill. Visitors enjoy the area for its fishing, boating and trail opportunities.  This facility is operated and maintained by the Tahoe National Forest.


Popular activities on the reservoir include boating, canoeing, fishing and swimming. A boat ramp is located adjacent to the campground. The North Fork American River can be accessed nearby and provides additional opportunities for fishing and swimming.

A variety of hiking and biking trails are found in the surrounding area, including some that provide access to the nearby Granite Chief Wilderness and The Western States Trail. Just down the road is the Granite Chief Wilderness which provides amazing hiking opportunities for an adventurous party to explore historic aspen trees and secluded mountain passes and trails. The Western States Trail provides great opporunity for hiking, horse back riding, dirt biking, and for adventurous mountain bikers.


The campground offers single-family campsites, a few of which are wheel chair accessible. Each site is equipped with a picnic table, fire ring and food locker. Flush and vault toilets as well as drinking water are provided. Roads and parking spurs are paved.  Several campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Natural Features

The campground sits on the southern shore of French Meadows Reservoir, in a pine/fir forest. Summer days can be hot, but evenings are usually cool.

Frequently Asked Questions About American River Ranger District Foresthill, CA

How do I make a reservation with French Meadows?

To make reservations at French Meadows, you can call the office at 530-367-2224.

Where is French Meadows located?

The French Meadows is located at American River Ranger District 22830 Foresthill Road in Foresthill,
. This is the location you will need to go to for camping and information.

Does French Meadows have tent or RV camping?

French Meadows offers both tent and RV camping, but to confirm you will need to call the office at 530-367-2224 to make sure things haven’t changed.

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