The campgrounds in this region are scattered along a portion of Highway 108 from Beardsley Reservoir to Niagara Creek. Some are primitive campgrounds popular with people who simply want a place to park their RV; others offer more thickly forested settings with more complete facilities.
Construction of a new campground and other improvements begins in April 2013 at Beardsley Reservoir. As a result, there will be some closures of facilities and possible construction delays through the remainder of 2013 and continuing to May 2014. According to the Forest Service, "Upgrades will consist of constructing improvements in the Day Use Area in the Beardsley Reservoir after-bay known as China Flat, including accessible trails, a fishing platform and a wildlife viewing platform; Beardsley Campground renovations, including reconfigured and defined campsites and spurs, access to potable water, and a trail to the lake; rebuild and extend the Beardsley boat launch by 250 feet, replace the existing courtesy docks with a new dock in the center of the ramp, and creating an accessible parking spur; improve the Beardsley Day Use Area and move closer to accessibility standards with better access from the Day Use Area to the ramp and parking lot, construct new restrooms and picnic sites to meet accessibility standards, build an interpretive platform and trail; construct a new 19 space campground adjacent to Beardsley Road off of State Hwy. 108 with two of the spaces designated for small groups."
Closed, April 1 2013 to May 23 1013 for construction work (see above).
Beardsley Dam Campground is on the north bank of the reservoir. To reach the campground, drive 4 miles east of Strawberry and turn onto the paved road to Beardsley Reservoir. Follow it 9 miles down to the lake, across the dam, and around to the far side.
The campsites are mostly in a line on a bench overlooking the lake with little space or privacy between them. A few campsites at the far end of the road are a little more secluded. Once you pass the large open area near the restrooms the road dead-ends in about 100 yards with no turn-around place. The campground is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Cascade Creek Campground is located adjacent to Highway 108 at an elevation of 6,000'. It is 9 miles east of Strawberry.
It makes a good place to park an RV when you are more interested in OHV-ing or hunting, but it lacks much scenic appeal as a camping place. Vault toilets are primitive. There is no garbage collection here, so you have to pack out your garbage. It is more open than other campgrounds, making it one of the first in the area to be open in the spring. The campground is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Mill Creek Campground is located at Mill Creek along Highway 108 at an elevation of 6,300'. To reach the campground drive east from Strawberry 11.5 miles and turn right onto the Mill Creek Road. In less than half a mile you will arrive at the campground on the bank of Mill Creek. The campground has enough open space to maneuver RVs and trailers. It is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Niagara Creek Campground is 14 miles east of Strawberry. Turn right onto Eagle Meadow Road. Go .7 miles to the campground, keeping to the left when the roads split. The campground is situated at an elevation of 6,600'. The campground is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Niagara Creek OHV Campground is on Eagle Meadow Road. Drive 14 miles east of Strawberry and turn right onto Eagle Meadow Road. Go 2.7 miles to the campground, keeping to the right whenever the road split. The campground is situated at an elevation of 7,000'. There is no garbage collection here, so you have to pack out your garbage. The campground is on a first-come, first-served basis.