Upper Hole Campground

Area Status: Closed

This facility is only accessible by boat or trail.

Location: 22 miles east of Georgetown on Wentworth Springs Road, and 29 miles northeast on Forest Highway 2 (Eleven Pines road) to Hell Hole Reservoir, then 3 miles southeast by boat or hiking trail.

Upper 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: Closes with snowfall.
Operational Hours: The campground is generally open between May 15th and September15th. These dates are affected by snowfall.
Reservations: No Reservations. Sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Area Amenities: Tent camping
Fees: No fee
Permit Info: A free California Campfire permit is required. These permits are available at all Forest Service offices.
Open Season: June - October
Usage: Light
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
  • 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.
  • Do not feed the animals.
  • Please keep family pets on a leash at all times.
  • 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.
  • Pack it in, pack it out.
  • CAUTION: There are bears in the area. Please keep all foods, soaps, and garbage contained.
  • Watch for rattlesnakes.
Closest Towns: Georgetown, Ca
Water: Yes
Restroom: Yes
Operated By: USFS
Information Center: Georgetown Ranger Station, 530-333-4312
7600 Wentworth Springs Road, Georgetown, CA 95634. TTY 530-333-5511. Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information



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