Loon Lake Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed


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.

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

Current Conditions: Weather Information: The National Weather Service, https://www.weather.gov/, is a good resource for information about weather. 
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 $28/single
$28 overnight camping on the boatramp
$10/picnic area
$160/​Group #1 for 50 people
$135/​Group #2 for 35 people
$130/Equestrian ​Group #3 for 25 people
Other fees: dumping waste tank, extra vehicle
Wood is available for purchase from host.
Open Season: late-June - mid-October
Usage: Medium-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.
  • 4 campsites are accessible for persons with disabilities
  • 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
  • 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: Royal Elk Park Management
Information Center: At this time Virtual Services are available for the Placerville and Pacific Ranger Districts, Monday – Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm at 916 500-4712 in Camino year-round and the Crystal Information Station east of Union Valley Reservoir on Ice House Road during the summer.

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Picnic tables
Drinking water Yes
Toilets Vault
Boat ramp fee for parking, not launching.
Tent camping
Accessible 4 campsites
Camping trailer
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