Camp at Smalley Cove Campground

27300-28002 Auberry Rd

Elevation Gain

1045 Feet

Activities

Stand Up Paddle, Rock Climbing, Cycling, Chillin, Camping, Fishing, Photography, Mountain Biking, Yoga, Swimming, Snowshoeing, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Bathrooms
Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Lake
Picnic Area
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Smalley Cove Campground is nestled on the shore of the Kerckhoff Reservoir, in the beautiful Sierra foothills.

This campground operates on a first-come first-serve basis. Oaks and pine trees provide adequate shade. Each campsite is equipped with a picnic table and grill. The campground provides toilets and drinking water. Smalley Cove Campground is typically open year-round, but check with the U.S. Forest Service before going. The campground fee is $14/night, $3/additional vehicle, and $1 for pets. 

There are lots of activities to pursue while staying at Smalley Cove: hiking, trail running, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, yoga, and photography. 

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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not the lake pictured.

Small fun lake, no pine trees as pictured.

Elevation Gain

1045 Feet

Activities

Stand Up Paddle, Rock Climbing, Cycling, Chillin, Camping, Fishing, Photography, Mountain Biking, Yoga, Swimming, Snowshoeing, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

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