Ice House Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Location: 23 miles east of Placerville on Highway 50 then 11 miles north on Ice House Road (Forest Road 3) then 1.5 miles east on Forest Road 32.

Recreation Opportunity Guides (ROG) - These guides contains information, maps, and directions to assist you in enjoying your trip to the Eldorado National Forest.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: The campground is generally open between Memorial Day Weekend and mid-October. These dates are affected by snow conditions.
Reservations: CALL 1-877-444-6777, four days to 6 months in advance of your first night’s stay. WEBSITE: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover accepted.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $25/ single site, $50/ double site. $25 overnight camp on the boatramp. There are also fees for parking at the day use area, dumping waste tank, pets, and wood is available for purchase from host.
Open Season: Memorial Day Weekend
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
  • Single units are limited to 1 vehicle and 6 people per site. Double units are 2 vehicles and 12 people.
  • An additional fee will be charged for extra vehicles if the parking spur will accommodate it.
  • Vehicle = Any equipment that is required to be licensed/registered. Includes RVs, trailers, cars/ trucks, boat/car trailer, motorcycle/atv, etc. Vehicles parked in a truck or on a trailer are not counted separately.
  • Please keep family pets on a leash at all times.
  • Use only dead and down wood for your campfires.
  • Check out time is 1:00 p.m.
  • 3 campsites are accessible for persons with disabilities
Closest Towns: Pollock Pines, CA
Water: yes
Restroom: vault
Passes: Interagency Senior and Access passes are accepted for single family units. Give your Interagency pass number when making a reservation.
Operated By: American Land and Leisure
Information Center: Information for the Crystal Basin area is handled by the Pacific Ranger District at 530-647-5415 year-round and the Crystal Information Station east of Union Valley Reservoir on Ice House Road during the summer.

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Boat ramp No fee for launching. Fee for parking. Accessible boat loading platform.
Camping trailer Yes. see map for site numbers
Toilets Vault
Accessible 3 accessible sites available.
Picnic tables Yes
Parking Yes
Tent camping Yes
Drinking water Tested