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GERLE CREEK, CA

part ofEldorado National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: GERLE CREEK
Status: Open through Mon Oct 06 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Gerle Creek Campground is nestled on the banks of the Gerle Creek Fork among a lush forest of hardwoods. The area provides lots of opportunity for fishing and water play. Hiking and biking are also popular.

Natural Features:

Gerle Creek Campground sits at an elevation of 5,300 feet, upstream of Gerle Creek Divide Reservoir. It is on the Georgetown Divide within the Eldorado National Forest. Gerle Creek was named for two brothers who were early settlers and farmers in the region.

Eldorado National Forest boasts over 400 miles of hiking trails, an abundance of lakes and rivers for fishing and swimming, and incredible scenery. The climate is similar to that of the Mediterranean, with warm, dry summers and cold, wet winters.

Recreation:

Swimming, canoeing, kayaking and fishing are some of the fun things to do on the creek. Common fish species include brown and rainbow trout. An accessible fishing dock is located on-site.

The Gerle Creek Interpretive Trail is fully accessible and provides scenic views and interesting displays.

Facilities:

The campground offers single and double-family campsites, many of which are accessible. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Vault toilets are provided and firewood is available for purchase.

Nearby Attractions:

Union Valley Reservoir and Loon Lake are within a short drive of the campground, offering additional fishing and boating opportunities.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Fishing Dock
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Campfire Rings
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Swimming
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water
Know Before You Go
  • Bears frequent the area; all food must be kept in approved containers
  • This facility has first-come, first-served sites
  • Motorized boats are not allowed on lake
  • A fee will be charged for pets
  • Click here for more information on Eldorado National Forest
  • Single sites can hold one vehicle. Double sites can hold four vehicles, with extra vehicle fees on the third and fourth. A trailer or RV plus a tow vehicle counts as the two-vehicle maximum for a single site even though it is allowed with the price of the site.

  • 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):
38.975, -120.39167
38°58'30"N, 120°23'30"W

From Placerville, drive 21 miles east on Highway 50 to the Icehouse Road turnoff. Turn left and go 28 miles north. Take the left fork 3 miles to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

GERLE CREEK
ELDORADO
  CA 

Phone Number:

Information:  (530)293-0827
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