Hell Hole Campground

Area Status: Closed

Location: 22 miles east of Georgetown on Wentworth Springs Road, and 29 miles northeast on Forest Highway 2 (Eleven Pines road) to just before Hell Hole Reservoir.

Hell Hole 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 indefinitely due to 2021 blowdown hazard trees.
Operational Hours: The campground is generally open between May 15th and November 1st. These dates are affected by snowfall.
Reservations: No Reservations. Sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Fees: $10/ single site. There is no water available at the campground.  Please bring your own drinking water or a water filter. Camping fees have been reduced by 50% to compensate for the inconvenience.
Open Season: June - October
Usage: Light-Medium
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
  • Do not feed the animals.
  • Trailers are not recommended due to limited parking space.
  • Please keep family pets on a leash at all times.
  • Please use the stove or fire ring provided and make sure your fire is dead out before leaving. Use only water, not soil.
  • Check ahead. Campfires may not be allowed during fire restrictions.
  • Use Check out time is 1:00 p.m.
  • CAUTION: There are bears in the area. Please keep all foods, soaps and garbage contained.
Closest Towns: Georgetown, Ca
Water: No
Restroom: Yes
Passes: Interagency Senior and Access passes are accepted for single family units.
Operated By: USFS
Information Center: At this time Virtual Services are available for the Georgetown Ranger District, Monday – Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm at 530 334-6477. 7600 Wentworth Springs Road, Georgetown, CA 95634. TTY 530-333-5511.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Lake and Pond Fishing

Within five miles from campground.

Boating - Motorized

Within five miles from campground at Hell Hole Reservoir.


Within five miles from campground at Hell Hole Reservoir.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities



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