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Visit Camp Edison on Beautiful Shaver Lake

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 and cable TV. WiFi is also available at an additional cost. We’re open year-round.

View Our 250+ Campsites

Whether you’re camping with a group that includes young children, or planning a romantic getaway, select the campsite that’s right for you.

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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, Fax, or U.S. Mail

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

How to Reserve Your Campsite

How to Reserve a Campsite Online

Most campsites can be reserved online. The only sites that can't be reserved online are groups A through K, tent trailer rentals, travel trailer rentals, and group picnic reservations -- which must be reserved by email, fax, or U.S. mail. You may reserve any other campsite at Camp Edison online.

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How to Reserve a Campsite by Email, Fax, 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.

How to Return Your Completed Reservation Request Form to Us

* By email: camped@sce.com

* By fax: 1-559-841-3193

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

When to Make Your Reservation

If You Will Stay for 7+ Nights

Reservations for seven or more nights are accepted up to 180 days in advance through online reservation or by submitting your reservation request by email, fax, or U.S. mail.

If You Will Stay for 1-6 Nights

Reservations for one to six nights are accepted up to 150 days in advance through online reservation, or by submitting your reservation request by email, fax, or U.S. mail.

Rates, Payments & Deposits

Our nightly rates vary by campsite. Rates cover four people, a camping unit, cable TV and electricity. Camping unit is defined as: cab over camper & towed vehicle or motorhome & towed vehicle or one vehicle & trailer (5th wheel, travel trailer, tent trailer or utility trailer with camping gear) or two vehicles with tent gear only. Boats and personal watercraft are not included in camping unit. Full hook-up sites also include water and sewer. For all other sites there are shared hose bibs throughout the campground for water and 5 RV disposals.  Check out our campsites.

Discounts of 10% are available for seniors (62 and older), military, and handicapped people. All prices are subject to change.

Additional charges apply on a per-night basis from May 15 to Oct. 15 for extra people ($5 per person, age 5+, max 8 people); extra vehicles ($6 each); pets ($6 each); boats ($6 each) and honey wagon ($30 per use).  From October 15 to May 15, rates are $35 (up to 8 people per site) flat with no additional charges.

We accept payment by check and credit card. If you are paying by credit card we will contact you by phone for your card information. If you are paying by check, please send your check along with your reservation request. When paying for your site by check, all checks must be received 2 weeks prior to your arrival date.

All reservations require a $150 deposit. Online reservations have the option to pay balance in full or pay $150 deposit (all unpaid balances are due upon arrival).

Tent trailers and Travel trailer rentals require a refundable cleaning/security deposit of $200 on tent trailers and $500 on travel trailer that will be charged at check in.

Bookings that are less than $150 deposit will be charged the lesser amount.

Group Picnic areas pay in full.

Your Reservation: Changes or Cancellations

If you wish to change or cancel your reservation, fees may apply.


All changes and cancellations must be faxed, emailed or mailed to Camp Edison.

Cancel Entire Site or Tent Trailer Reservation $20 Fee Forfeit One Night Stay Forfeit Entire Deposit
Cancel Entire Group Site, Group Picnic or Travel Trailer Reservation $20 Fee Forfeit Entire Deposit Forfeit Entire Deposit
Reduce Number of Nights $20 Fee Forfeit One Night Stay Changes Not Allowed
Change Site or Date $20 Fee $20 Fee $20 Fee
Cancel, Change Site or Date on Reservations Made Off Season (October 15-May 15) $10 Fee $10 Fee Cancel—Forfeit Entire Deposit Change Site or Date—$10 Fee
No Shows All reservations will be considered forfeited if not registered by 9 am the following day of check-in unless prior arrangements are made with reservation desk.
Early Departure If a guest departs early and their campsite is left empty for 24 hours it will be considered abandoned and surrendered to Camp Edison unless prior arrangements have been made. No refunds for early check out.
Reservations made over 150 days in Advance for 7 nights or more
  • When cancelling you must wait at least one week before rebooking the same site, group site, tent trailer or travel trailer.
  • Cannot cancel nights from the start date.
  • Cannot be reduced less than 7 nights.

Check-in time begins at 12 pm and check out is 11am. Guest arriving before 12 pm will not be allowed on their site before noon. All sites must be vacated by 11 am on day of check out. Late arrivals, after 10 pm, will not be allowed to set up at their reserved campsite and will be directed to a designated area.

Camp Edison is not responsible for road conditions, foul weather or personal emergencies. We strongly encourage you to check forecasted weather and road conditions prior to traveling during the winter months.

Public Safety

  • 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.

Contact Us

Camp Edison
P.O. Box 600
42696 Tollhouse Rd.
Shaver Lake, CA 93664
Phone: 1-559- 841-3134 ext. 6
Fax: 1- 559- 841-3193

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.

We Need Camp Hosts

Hosts are needed May 2016 to October 2016. Contact Kellie at kellie.terrio@sce.com.

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