Juniper Lake Stock Corral


The Juniper Lake Stock Corral is located on the east shore of Juniper Lake via a 13-mile paved/gravel road. From the town of Chester on Highway 36 East, look for signs to Drakesbad and Juniper Lake. At the Chester Fire Station, turn onto Feather River Drive. After about a half mile, bear right and follow signs to Juniper Lake. The last 6 miles is rough dirt road not suitable for buses, motor homes, or trailers.


Juniper Lake


6792 feet


6/29 - 9/18, weather permitting


Reservations required for group stock corrals



Number of sites


Maximum RV length

Tent camping only

Maximum trailer length

Tent camping only



Pit toilets


No potable water available for human consumption in the Juniper Lake area. Water for stock use only.

Food storage

Metal food locker (more about food storage)

Dump station

Closest station in Chester


Closest amenities at Chester


Permitted (more about pet regulations)

Ranger-led programs

Scheduled programs are offered at Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center




Hiking, backpacking, stock use, swimming, fishing, non-motorized boating


  • Two metal panel corrals. Only one stock party is assigned to the site at one time.
  • Group site capacity is limited to a maximum of 10 people, eight animals, and four licensed vehicles which include trailers.
  • Stock parties must camp at the corral campsite.
  • Owners must bring their own feed. No grazing.
  • Place manure in a plastic bag no more than 1/4 full then place next to the refuse container or remove from the park upon departure.
  • Hitch rails are not provided. Be prepared to use your trailer as a hitch.
  • Portable corrals are not allowed except within desginated corral enclosure areas.
  • Backcountry permits required for ALL horse/stock use in park.
    Reservations are required, and are available through or by calling 877-444-6777 beginning April 1, 2012.

Read more about stock use in the park or download the Saddle and Pack Stock Use Guide (pdf, 445kB).

Map of Juniper Lake Campground

The Juniper Lake Horse Corral is located behind the Ranger Station just before the entrance the campground.

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