Loon Lake Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

Location: 23 miles east of Placerville on Highway 50 and 29 miles north on Ice House Road (Forest Road 3) on the south side of Loon Lake.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed until further notice
Operational Hours: Check in time is 2:00 p.m. Check out time is 1:00 p.m.
Reservations: CALL 1-877-444-6777, four days to 6 months in advance of your first night’s stay. www.Recreation.gov. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover accepted. Both reservation and first-come, first-served sites available.
Rentals & Guides: None
Area Amenities: Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees $22/ single site, $44/ double site. $22/overnight camp on the boatramp. There are also fees for extra vehicles, dumping waste tank, pets, and wood is available for purchase from host.
Open Season: Memorial Day Weekend
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions:
  • 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 check with the campground attendant or entrance board before setting up your camp.
  • All food must be stored in the food lockers (Bear Boxes).
  • Keep family pets on a leash at all times.
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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Campground Camping

Group Camping

Loon Lake Complex has three group campgrounds including an group equestrian camping area. Location: 23 miles east of Placerville on Highway 50 and 29 miles north on Ice House Road (Forest Road 3) on the south side of Loon Lake.

Group 1: 10 Walk-In Tent Units, 50 People Maximum. Accessible units. Closest to shore.

Group 2: 6 Tent, Trailer or R.V. Units, 35 People Maximum. Accessible units.

Group 3: Equestrian (Horses) 5 Tent, Trailer or R.V. Units, 25 People Maximum

Status: Closed
Status description: Closed
Open Season: June-September
Fees: Group 1 = $130/50 person maximum, Group 2 = $100/ 35 person maximum, and Group 3 = $100/ 25 person maximum.
Reservation required?: Y
Reservation info:
  • Call 1-877-444-6777, four days to 12 months in advance of your first night’s stay. 
  • WEBSITE: www.recreation.gov
  • Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover accepted.
  • Interagency Senior/Access/Annual passes do not apply to Group facilities.
Best Season: Summer
Hours of Operation: Check in time is 2:00 p.m. Check out time is 1:00 p.m.

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Amenities

Boat ramp fee for parking, not launching.
Camping trailer
Toilets vault
Accessible several sites
Picnic tables
Tent camping
Drinking water yes