Berkeley taking reservations for new Sierra camp

February 12, 2014 5:21:54 PM PST
The city of Berkeley is getting back into the summer camp business, just months after its Tuolumne campsite burned to the ground in the Rim Fire last August.

The city began taking reservations Wednesday for the Sierra Family Camp, located at Echo Lake near South Lake Tahoe.

The camp has a newly renovated heated pool. It also has hot showers and bathrooms, but it can only accommodate 1,000 guests, a quarter of the campers the old one did. So it's expected to fill up fast.