Camp Edison and Shaver Lake Closed due to Creek Fire
Camp Edison and Shaver Lake are closed until further notice due to the Creek Fire. We will continue to update this page with new information as it becomes available.
The safety of the public, emergency responders and our employees continue to be our main priority.
As the fire is still active in the area, we currently remain evacuated from the reservoir. We do not expect lowering of the lake until we can safely return and evaluate the facilities. The timeline for resuming lake operations, moving water and how that will coincide with public access for boat retrieval is currently unknown.
SCE will strive to work with the community to enable safe access to property on the lake and communicate information as it is available. Thank you for your patience as we all do our best to work through this challenging event.
At this time, we are cancelling all reservations that have been affected by the Creek Fire. You will receive a notice that says complete required document. That is a notice that your reservation has been cancelled.
Due to the evacuation from the area, we have limited personnel working off site. Please do not email or call regarding your refund. When we have a working phones and internet, we will call or email you to finish processing your refund.
Safety procedures for Shaver Lake (note: temporarily closed)
With safety as our top priority, Shaver Lake has been approved for limited reopening by Fresno County. The following facilities are now open:
- The lake, shoreline, boat slips, marinas, day-use areas and adjacent trails.
- Shaver Lake parking lots. The main parking lot used for day parking will be limited to 50% capacity. Because the parking lot adjacent to the boat launch facility is used by individuals towing boats on-site, SCE will not restrict capacity for that parking lot.
- Bathroom facilities. The bathrooms are single-occupancy and have been equipped with adjacent single-push button activated sinks and soap dispensers.
- Hours of operation to 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Signage is being installed reminding visitors that they are required to comply with CDC guidelines. Visitors are asked to observe appropriate physical distancing, wear face coverings when near others and limit the duration of visits.
Safety procedures for Camp Edison (note: temporarily closed).
- With safety as our top priority, Camp Edison has been approved for partial reopening by Fresno County. Overnight campsites will be available to visitors with recreational vehicles. Tent camping will not be allowed at this time.
- The following measures will be in-place beginning July 1:
- All campers must stay in a RV equipped with restroom facilities.
- Tent camping will be prohibited until further notice.
- Campsites will be adequately spaced apart to allow safe physical distancing
- Campsites will be limited to eight people per site.
- Large group campsites and picnic areas are closed.
- Hours of operation: 24 hours a day, seven days a week
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.
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.
Now you can make reservations online for almost all of our campsites.
From hiking and horseback riding to fishing and watersports, there’s plenty to do in the Camp Edison area.
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.