Loon Lake Campground
23 miles east of Placerville on Highway 50 and 29 miles north on Ice House Road (Forest Road 3) on the south side of Loon Lake.
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
|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. www.Recreation.gov. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover accepted. Both reservation and first-come, first-served sites available.|
|Rentals & Guides:||None|
|Area Amenities:||Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water|
$28 overnight camping on the boatramp
$160/Group #1 for 50 people
$135/Group #2 for 35 people
$130/Equestrian Group #3 for 25 people
Other fees: dumping waste tank, extra vehicle
Wood is available for purchase from host.
|Open Season:||late June - September|
|Closest Towns:||Pollock Pines, Ca|
|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.|
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Loon Lake Complex has three group campgrounds including an group equestrian camping area. Location: 23 miles east of Placerville on Highway 50 and 29 miles north on Ice House Road (Forest Road 3) on the south side of Loon Lake.
Group 1: 10 Walk-In Tent Units, 50 People Maximum. Accessible units. Closest to shore.
Group 2: 6 Tent, Trailer or R.V. Units, 35 People Maximum. Accessible units.
Group 3: Equestrian (Horses) 5 Tent, Trailer or R.V. Units, 25 People Maximum
|Fees:||Group 1 = $130/50 person maximum, Group 2 = $100/ 35 person maximum, and Group 3 = $100/ 25 person maximum.|
|Hours of Operation:||Check in time is 2:00 p.m. Check out time is 1:00 p.m.|
Lake and Pond Fishing
State of California Fishing permit required.
Permit required in Desolation Wilderness.
Equestrian Group and Family sites in campground.
Picnic area is at the boatramp.
Boating - Motorized
Mostly used for fishing. Although ski boats are allowed there are quite a few boulders under the surface that require caution. Also, in the afternoon there is a strong wind coming up the canyon from the west which can create significant waves.
Very cold even late into the summer.
|Boat ramp:||fee for parking, not launching.|