Caples Lake is on Highway 88 or Carson Pass. We stayed at Caples Campground. I have also seen it as Twin Lakes Campground which makes no sense. Near the lake, but also near the highway.
Sportsmobile camping works well in that it is no big deal to break camp. We spent the day at the day use area. So it costs five bucks. Everyone else is at the side of the highway so it was vacant. The day use area has water, picnic tables, bathrooms and a boat ramp. We could park right up against the water.
The Resort directly across from the campground was $15 day use and no dogs leash or not. Alone at the day use area we got away with murder. The kayaking was awesome.
Somewhere I read I could ride my bicycle to Lake Margaret. The sign said bicycles allowed, but the trail was too rocky for me. I should have left it on the car. However what a sweet trail!
I did a little motorcycling. There is a trail that goes from Caples Lake Maintenance station all the way to Highway 50. I went a little ways and saw some great views.
Interesting was how much boon docking there was along this road. There were fire pits, but I saw a sign no fires allowed.
One thing I have been scouting are campgrounds listed as tent only. With the Sportsmobile it seems I can go there, but am I allowed? Well there was one I saw on the up to Saddleback Lake that I could not use. The parking was all in one place and one walked a quarter mile to the campground. Kirkwood Lake was one I could park and I may park. It was a tight little area but the host was fine with us camping there. We also drove to Lower Blue Lake tent only and there were plenty of RVs there. Many camp sites right on the lake. However the place was full. More campgrounds were up the dirt road at Upper Blue Lake and lots of boon dockers along Hope Valley, the road in.