Breathe in the rich scent of pine trees as you paddle a kayak or canoe on the smooth surface of Kidd Lake, one of Pacific Gas & Electric Co.'s properties in Northern California. Invite friends and family to share the experience by booking sites at the Kidd Lake Group Campground. The online reservation process helps you successfully plan a vacation for two nights up to 14 days.
Kidd Lake Group Campground offers 10 sites in three separate clusters. Sites 1-5 are lakeside and can accommodate 35 people. Sites 6 and 7 hold 14 people, and 20 can stay in sites 8-10. Those sites are upland and a short hike from the shoreline. Each site contains two tables and an outdoor pedestal barbecue. Potable water outlets, vault toilets and bear-proof food lockers are located close to each cluster. There is no kitchen facility, but there is a shelter hut at the first site cluster. This is primarily a tent campground--motor homes and campers must remain in the parking lot.
The surrounding Tahoe National Forest, one of the country's most popular for outdoor recreation, has trails that take hikers, OHV riders, equestrians and mountain bikers through a dazzling display of lakes, rivers and mountain tops. Historical sites throughout the forest open a fascinating window into the past. Due to the early pioneer and mining endeavors, a wealth of historic town sites, encampments, trails, wayside stations, and mines can be found. Among the unique sites are the Boca Townsite Trail located east of Truckee that recreates images of the historic town of Boca, first built as a construction camp for the Central Pacific Railroad and later provided ice and timber for the Boca Mill and Ice Company. The Donner Camp Trail north of Truckee explains the dark history of the George and Jacob Donner families, trapped at Alder Creek while emigrating to California.