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LOON LAKE, CA

part ofEldorado National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: LOON LAKE
Status: Closed through Thu Jun 25 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Loon Lake Campground is situated on the south shores of Loon Lake, and attracts many visitors with its variety of campsites and beautiful waterfront setting. Popular activities include boating, swimming, fishing, hiking, horseback riding and exploring off-road vehicle trails.

Natural Features:

The campground sits just west of Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada Mountains at an elevation of 6,500 feet. The climate is similar to that of the Mediterranean with warm, dry summers and cold, wet winters.

Recreation:

Anglers delight in fishing for rainbow and brown trout, while boaters head out for water skiing. Five picnic areas in the campground and a day-use area provide visitors with nice lake views.

Facilities:

Campsites come with picnic tables, grills, campfire rings and bear-proof food storage lockers. Firewood is sold on-site.

Nearby Attractions:

The 18-mile Rubicon Jeep Trail begins nearby. An exciting stretch of scenic, un-maintained, rocky road awaits off-road thrill seekers.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Boat Ramp
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Equestrian Sites
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Pit Toilets
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water Spigot
Within 10 Miles
  • Dump Station
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
Know Before You Go
  • Fire restrictions may be enforced; call (530) 644-6048 for local information and conditions
  • Bears frequent the area; all food must be kept in approved containers
  • Limit one vehicle per single site and two vehicles per double site; vehicles above those numbers will be charged a per day, per vehicle extra fee on-site
  • Single sites can hold two vehicles, with an extra vehicle fee on the second one; 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 even though it is allowed with the price of the site
  • A daily fee will be charged for pets
  • Campers who reserve equestrian sites and don't bring a horse may be asked to move to another site
  • This campground has first-come, first-served sites.
  • Depending on snow conditions, Loon Lake may be open earlier than the stated dates on a first-come, first-serve basis
  • Click here for more information on Eldorado National Forest


This facility is operated by American Land & Leisure. We appreciate hearing from you. Comment cards are available from campground hosts or on our website.
  • 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):
38.98333, -120.33
38°59'0"N, 120°19'48"W

Take Highway 50 east of Placerville for 21 miles to Icehouse Road turnoff. Turn left and go 28 miles to a fork. Take the right fork 5 miles to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

LOON LAKE
ELDORADO
  CA 

Phone Number:

Information:  (530)293-0827
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