Airport Flat 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. Sites are arranged into pods to accommodate groups of 15 – 25 people.

Airport Flat 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: Closed due to Fork Fire.
Operational Hours: Check in time is 2:00 p.m. Check out time is 1:00 p.m.
Reservations: No Reservations. Sites are available on a first-come,first-served basis.
Rentals & Guides: None
Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Toilets
Fees No fee.
Open Season: June - Early October
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
  • There is no piped water at the campground. Water from the creek is available but should be boiled before using. Water quality testing is not performed on open water sources.
  • Please keep family pets on a leash at all times.
  • All food must be stored in the Bear Boxes.
  • Use only dead and down wood for your campfires.
  • Make sure your fire is dead out before leaving.
  • Check ahead. Campfires may not be allowed during fire restrictions. 
  • Please limit OHV use within the campground to entering and exiting for access to local trails. Any person operating an ATV on public lands must wear a proper safety helmet. (CVC 38505). No operator of an ATV shall carry a passenger when operating on public lands. (CVC 38506). 
  • No person shall operate, transport, or leave standing any off-highway vehicle without proper Green Sticker registration. (CVC 38020).
Closest Towns: Pollock Pines, Ca
Water: no
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: US Forest Service
Information Center: Information for the Crystal Basin Area is handled by the Placerville Ranger District at 530 644-2324, ext. 0 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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Toilets Vault
Tent camping Yes
Accessible Yes
Camping trailer Yes