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Juanita Lake Campground
Goosenest Ranger District
37805 Highway 97
Macdoel, CA 96058
(530) 398-4391
TDD (530) 398-5744
No. Campsites: 23 family
Group Site: 1 - 50 person site, reservation only
Fee: $10 family sites, Group site $30
Day Use Available: Yes (in Day Use area, not in campsites)
Water Available: Yes (May-Oct.)
Garbage Pickup: Yes (May-Oct.)
Toilets: Vault
Usable by Persons with Disabilities: Yes
Open: May-Oct
Location: Located six miles west of the Goosenest Ranger District Office at the 5,100 foot elevation.From Highway 97 take Ball Mtn. Rd. to FS Road 46N04.

The campground has 3 accessible campsites.

Juanita Lake offers a unique combination of recreation opportunities.

The 55 acre lake is regularly stocked with Rainbow and Brown trout and has a bass and catfish population. There are no motors allowed on the lake; however its size makes it excellent for small rowboats, rafts, or canoes. There are two fishing jetties that provide easy, barrier free access to the lake.

There is a 1.5 mile paved, barrier free, trail that circles Juanita Lake. For the more ambitious hiker there is a six mile hike with a 2,700 foot elevation climb to Ball Mountain Lookout.

Winter Use:
Ice fishing is possible in mid-winter when the ice is a safe thickness (4 inches or more) to walk on. Access to the lake is mainly by snowmobile, cross country skis or snowshoes. There is an 11.75mile (18.8k) long nordic ski trail. The trailhead is located at the junction of Meiss Lake Road and the north end of Juanita Lake Road. Some track set and grooming is provided.


For more information and to make reservations for the group site contact:

Goosenest Ranger District
37805 Highway 97
Macdoel, CA 96058
(530) 398-4391
TDD (530) 398-5744

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