Ice House Campground

Area Status: Open

Location: 23 miles east of Placerville on Highway 50 then 11 miles north on Ice House Road (Forest Road 3) then 1.5 miles east on Forest Road 32.

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: Expected closing October 16.
Operational Hours: The campground is generally open between Memorial Day Weekend and mid-October. These dates are affected by snow conditions.
Reservations: CALL 1-877-444-6777, four days to 6 months in advance of your first night’s stay. WEBSITE: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover accepted.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees: $28/single site
$56/double site
$28 overnight camp on the boatramp. 
$10/picnic area
Other fees: dumping waste tank 
Wood is available for purchase from host.
Open Season: May - October
Usage: 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.
  • 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 keep family pets on a leash at all times.
  • Use only dead and down wood for your campfires.
  • Check out time is 1:00 p.m.
  • 3 campsites are accessible for persons with disabilities
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 (530) 644-2324 in Camino year-round and the Crystal Information Station east of Union Valley Reservoir on Ice House Road during the summer.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

Campground Camping

Reservation required?: Y

Lake and Pond Fishing

Day Hiking


Boating - Motorized

Boating - Non-Motorized



Boatramp at Ice House Campground.


Camping trailer: Yes. see map for site numbers
Picnic tables: Yes
Tent camping: Yes
Parking: Yes
Toilets: Vault
Accessible: 3 accessible sites available.
Boat ramp: No fee for launching. Fee for parking. Accessible boat loading platform.
Drinking water: Tested

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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