For the past 4 years, I’ve spent my summers at this beautifully quaint campground in the Sierra Nevada mountains called Kirkwood Lake. It’s a small 15 site campground, no RVs, no hookups, with a very neighborhood-y feel. The like most lakes in that area, this is a small lake from snow melt so it’s as clear and fresh as the mountain air.
Very specific yet common in the Sierra’s is that the lake is surrounded by large granite and talk pines. It’s been a great spot to meet some true camping folk, while giving my granddaughter a wonderful place to explore and enjoy in the summers.
My granddaughter kills it at the lake when it comes to fishing but I don’t have much luck. Mainly, I travel about 10 miles up the road to the popular Caples lake. It’s a fisherman’s haven for those in foothills of Sacramento and Stockton.