Northwind Campground


Area Status: Open

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

Northwind 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

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.
Area Amenities: Accessible, Tent camping, Camping trailer, Picnic tables, Toilets
Fees: $10/ single family site, $5 for extra vehicle.
Open Season: May - October
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions:
  • Single units are limited to 2 vehicles and 6 people per site. Double units are 4 vehicles and 12 people.
  • 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 separately.
  • There is no piped water available at the campground. Lake water is available close by but should be boiled before using. Water quality testing is not performed on open water sources.
  • Please use the stove or fire ring provided. 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.
Closest Towns: Pollock Pines, CA
Water: Yes
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 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.

General Information

General Notes:

Groceries and restaurant at Ice House Resort.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Mountain Biking

Campground Camping

Lake and Pond Fishing

General Info:

General Notes

Closest boatramp is at Ice House Campground.


Day Hiking

Ice House Bike Trail runs through campground.

Boating - Motorized

Closest boatramp is at Ice House Campground.

Boating - Non-Motorized

Swimming

Waterskiing

Amenities

Toilets: Vault, Accessible

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
38.831454

  Longitude : 
-120.348550

  Elevation : 
5,500 feet