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French Picnic Ground

Elevation: 5,300 Feet (1652.1 Meters)
Number of Sites: 7 Picnic Sites
Reservation Status: Not Accepted




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General Description

French Picnic site is located on the south shore of French Meadows Reservoir at an elevation of 5,300 feet. This picnic ground has 7 sites with tables and grills, potable water, toilets and a parking area. Activities include fishing, swimming, boating, picnicking, hiking and viewing scenery. This area is for day use only.

Directions from Foresthill: Travel 36 miles east on Mosquito Ridge Rd. and proceed to picnic ground. This picnic ground is located on the south shore.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: June through October (NOTE: may be open off season, but without water, trash removal and other managed services.) .



Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Snowed in. Updated: 2005-02-08 12:11:00.0


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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Boat Launching There is a concrete boat launch nearby.
No
ICON Fishing Fishing is available in French Meadows Reservoir.
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking There are several hiking trails nearby.
No
ICON Picnicking French Picnic Ground
Yes
ICON Swimming & Waterplay Swimming is available in French Meadows Reservoir.
Yes
ICON Viewing Scenery Viewing scenery is available in the French Meadows Reservoir area.
Yes



Related Activities
Ahart Campground - Ahart Campground is located one mile above French Meadows Reservoir at an elevation of 5,300 feet. This campground has 12 campsites, toilets, but no drinking water.

Big Trees Picnic Ground - French Meadows Campground is located 26 miles east of Foresthill at an elevation of 5,300 feet. This campground has 75 campsites, potable water, toilets and a boat ramp. Activities include fishing, swimming, boating, picnicking, hiking and viewing scenery.

Lewis Campground - Lewis Campground is located on the north shore of French Meadows Reservoir at an elevation of 5,300 feet. This campground has 40 sites. Activities include fishing, swimming, boating, picnicking, hiking and viewing scenery.

McGuire Picnic Ground - McGuire Picnic Site is at an elevation of 5,300 feet. This picnic ground has 10 sites. There is potable water and toilets. The beach and swimming area is adjacent to the picnic ground.

Poppy Campground - Poppy Campground is located on the northwest shore of French Meadows Reservoir at an elevation of 5,300 feet. This campground has 12 campsites. There are no toilets, no drinkable water and no trash removal.

Talbot Campground - Talbot Campground is located five miles above French Meadows Reservoir at an elevation of 5,600 feet. The campground has 5 campsites and is on the Middle Fork of the American River. The Granite Chief area is nearby.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Foresthill Ranger District, 22830 Foresthill Road , Foresthill, CA, 95631, Phone: 530-367-2224, TTY: 530-367-2226

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