Visit Camp Edison on Beautiful Shaver Lake

2023 Reservation Policy

  • There is no option for booking multiple sites. You may make more than one reservation in your name (DO NOT use the back arrow when making multiple reservations). If you make more than one reservation in your name, we will need you to email us at least two weeks prior to the arrival date with the name, address, email, phone number, site number and dates of reservation (or confirmation number) of the adult who will be occupying the site. The email needs to belong to the responsible adult occupying the site so they can read and electronically sign our campground guidelines.
  • There is a two-night minimum stay during peak season (May 15- Oct. 15).
  • All sites must be paid in full at time of booking.
  • Limit one RV per site. Motorhomes, travel trailers, 5th Wheels, cabover campers, toy haulers, camper vans and tent trailers are all considered RVs.
  • To reserve a group picnic area, send an email to

Dates to reserve campsites for Camp Edison Gold Members:

  • Starting January 23rd (8am) online reservations will open when booking 2-14 nights.

Dates to reserve campsites for Non-Members:

  • Starting February 6th (8am) online reservations will open when booking 2-14 nights.

To sign up for Camp Edison’s Gold Membership please email us at with your name, address, email address, and phone number before January 13th and we will add you to our membership. If you are already a Gold Member, make sure your profile shows your correct phone number, email, and that your membership is valid through the 2023 year. If you do not wish to reserve your site online, you may send us a reservation request form by email or US mail, and they will be processed in the order received following the guidelines listed above. For more information, please see our Camp Guidelines found below in the dropdown section at


Welcome to Camp Edison

We built Camp Edison in 1963 in a pine forest on the western shores of Shaver Lake, California. It’s been a favorite vacation spot ever since. Our 252 campsites are available to the public and they include electricity. WiFi is also available at an additional cost. We’re open year-round.

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Camp Edison has been removing insect infested trees in order to maintain public safety & forest health. Some sites have more sun exposure than currently described in site details.

Reserve Your Campsite Online – or by Email or U.S. Mail

Now you can make reservations online for almost all of our campsites.

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How to Reserve a Campsite by Email or U.S. Mail

Complete the Camp Edison Reservation Request Form, and return it to the contact information below. Reservation requests are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. A courtesy call will be made to complete your reservation, or if we are unable to fulfill your request as submitted.

Camp Edison Reservation Form (PDF)

How to Return Your Completed Reservation Request Form to Us

* By email:

* By U.S. mail: Camp Edison
P.O. Box 600
42696 Tollhouse Rd.
Shaver Lake, CA 93664

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  • Always use caution, as submerged objects will be closer to the surface than during normal lake conditions. Be sure to check conditions in advance, prior to each visit.
  • Always obey all warning signs and restrictive buoys. They are there to protect you from areas where water activity can change suddenly, which creates risk of injury or death.
  • Avoiding swimming or playing near dams or powerhouses. These areas can have strong underwater currents, sudden water discharges, slippery surfaces and submerged hazards.
  • If You See Something, Say Something.
    If you notice something unsafe, report it so we can take care of it as quickly as possible.
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Camp Edison
P.O. Box 600
42696 Tollhouse Rd.
Shaver Lake, CA 93664
Phone: 1-559- 841-3134 ext. 6

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  • All sites must be paid in full. 
  • Occupancy of a campsite is limited to a 2-night minimum and 14-night maximum stay. 
  • Registering guests must be 18 years of age with valid ID and are required to check in prior to occupancy of campsite. No refund for early check-outs. 
  • Limit one RV per site and one reservation per household. 
  • All Vehicles must display a vehicle tag with the site number and date. 
  • Check-in time is 1 pm - 9:30 pm, check-out time is 11 am. No early check-ins or late check-outs will be permitted. Day use is not available before arrival or after departure for Motorhomes, travel trailers, 5th Wheels, etc. Guests arriving outside of check-in times will not be allowed on their site. All reservations will be considered forfeited if not registered by 9 am the following day of check-in unless prior arrangements have been made. 
  • For cancellations or changes to your reservation please refer to our website at, under Handy Information, Camp Rates and Cancellation Guidelines PDF. 
  • Quiet time is enforced between 10 pm - 7 am. 
  • Please respect those around you by keeping your radios, voices and TVs low. Do not walk through or cut across other campsites. 
  • Parents or guardians are liable for the actions and conduct of their children. 
  • Solicitation or signs referring to the sale of services or products at the campsite is prohibited. 
  • The MAXIMUM speed limit is 15 MPH, and 5 MPH near the entrance. Anyone operating a motor/electric vehicle must have a valid driver's license. Cyclists and scooter operators under 16 must wear helmets. Bicycles and scooters may be ridden only on paved roads and designated trails. Motorcycles and Golf carts may be used in the campground on paved roads only. Off-road vehicles may not be used in the campground. Slow down and enjoy your stay. 
  • Campfires are allowed in fire rings only. Please do not move fire rings. 
  • Fireworks are strictly prohibited. Firearm use is not allowed, including soft pellet guns or any item that shoots projectiles. 
  • NO operating DRONES in Camp Edison, on the lake or on any Southern California Edison Lands.
  • Pets must be kept on leashes. Pets are not to be left unattended at any time. Please clean up after your pet(s). Bags are provided for your convenience. Pets must be kept in sleeping quarters at night. Excessive pet noise is not allowed. Limit 2 pets maximum per site/per night. 
  • Vehicles may not be parked on any empty site that you have not paid for or at restrooms. Vehicles and boat/jet ski trailers may be parked in your site as long as they fit entirely on the site parking spur. Boat trailer parking is available near the marina and in designated boat trailer parking. Washing of any vehicle in the campground is prohibited.
  • Due to State Fire Laws, smoking is permitted only within actual campsites, picnic areas, or beach areas. 
  • Please treat campground equipment as if it were your own so it may be used and enjoyed by others for years to come. 
  • Refuse is to be disposed of only in the containers provided for this purpose. Please don’t be a litter bug. 
  • Please do not remove or damage flowers, shrubs, trees, or dig up the ground surface. 
  • Disaster and Emergency Plans are available upon request. Evacuation maps are posted in the restroom bulletin board. 

Management reserves the right to amend, revise and add to these policies at any time. Determinations made in enforcing or interpreting these policies is at the sole discretion of management. Violation of any policies of Camp Edison may result in eviction and forfeiture of any monies and/or remaining reservation time. While Camp Edison makes every effort to safeguard its guest and their property, Camp Edison assumes no liability for its guests. The guest is responsible for any injury or property damage incurred. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone. 

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What to See & Do

From hiking and horseback riding to fishing and watersports, there’s plenty to do in the Camp Edison area.


Protect Our Forests: Leave Your Firewood at Home

When you visit Camp Edison, be sure to leave your firewood at home, and either collect or buy firewood here in Shaver Lake. Tree-killing insects and diseases can lurk in firewood and cause new infestations that can have devastating effects to our forests, agriculture, and communities. Beginning January 1, 2015, only locally sourced wood will be allowed into Camp Edison.

Firewood at Camp Edison: Answers to Common Questions (PDF)


We Need Camp Hosts

Hosts are needed May 2023 to October 2023. Contact Pamela at

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