Gerle Creek Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Location: 23 miles east of Placerville on Highway 50 then 24 miles north on Ice House Road (Forest Road 3), and 3 miles north on Forest Road 33 to Gerle Reservoir.

Gerle Creek Campground Recreation Opportunity Guide (ROG) - This guide 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,, 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. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover accepted. Both reservation and first-come, first-served sites available.
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees $28/ single site, $56/ double site. There are also fees for day use and extra vehicles. Wood is available for purchase from host.
Open Season: June - early-October
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
  • The campground is at about 5,300’ elevation.
  • Single units are limited to 1 vehicle and 6 people per site.
  • An additional fee will be charged for an extra vehicle 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
  • 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). 
  • Use only dead and down wood for your campfires. Please 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.

Recreation Map

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Picnic tables
Drinking water
Interpretive Site Summer Harvest Trail
Toilets vault
Tent camping
Accessible accessible fishing pier
Camping trailer
Areas & Activities



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5,300 feet