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FASHODA, CA

part ofEldorado National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: FASHODA
Status: Open through Mon Sep 01 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Fashoda Campground, located on a peninsula of the eastern side of Union Valley Reservoir, is an incredibly scenic place to camp. The lake area is a hub for activities like swimming, sailing, boating and fishing. Hiking and biking are also quite popular, and many campers make use of the Union Valley Bike Trail.

Natural Features:

Union Valley Reservoir sits in the Crystal Basin, spanning 25,000 acres at an elevation of 5,100 feet. The area is part of the Eldorado National Forest, which is home to the famed gold mining territory of the 1800s. Remnants of the California Gold Rush days can be found throughout the region.

Wildlife thrives in the Eldorado National Forest. Bring a camera and be sure to look for spotted owls, bobcats, mule deer and porcupines.

Recreation:

Head out on a sailboat or take the family water skiing. Union Valley offers a number of water activities. Anglers seek rainbow, brown and mackinaw trout and Kokanee salmon.

The Union Valley Bike Trail stretches 4.8 miles with an easy climb of 300 feet. The trail connects campgrounds on the east side of the lake, starting from Wench Creek on down to Jones Fork Campground.

Facilities:

All sites are walk-to tent camping sites. A parking lot is located above the campground. Perks of the campground include vault toilets, drinking water, showers and a picnic area. Campers can make use of the fee dump station at Yellowjacket or Sunset Campgrounds.

Nearby Attractions:

Climb up Two Peaks and look down on a fantastic view of Union Valley and the Crystal Basin.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Beach
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hunting
  • Parking Area
  • Scenic Overlooks
  • Showers
  • Trailheads
  • Water Activities
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Bait Shop
  • Bank
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Cafe
  • Visitor Center
Know Before You Go
  • Bears frequent the area. Food must be stored in hard-sided vehicles
  • Fire restrictions may be enforced; call (530) 644-6048 for local information and conditions
  • No hookups available
  • Campground is 100% reservable
  • A daily fee will be charged for pets
  • Limit one vehicle per campsite; a fee will be charged for additional vehicles
  • Click here for more information on the Eldorado National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
38.8682, -120.39746
38°52'6"N, 120°23'51"W

From Placerville, take Highway 50 east for 23 miles. Turn north on Forest Road 3 (Ice House Road) for 15 miles. Look for signs to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

FASHODA
1000 ICE HOUSE ROAD
POLLOCK PINES  CA  95726

Phone Number:

Information:  (530)293-0827
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