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RED FIR, CA

part ofEldorado National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: RED FIR
Status: Open through Sun Sep 14 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Situated on the north side of the Loon Lake Reservoir, Red Fir Group Campground offers a primitive group camping experience in the lush Eldorado National Forest.

Natural Features:

The campground is part of the Crystal Basin Recreation Area, situated at a 6,400-foot elevation and nestled in a forest of tall pine trees.

Recreation:

The nearby lake provides fishing, swimming and boating, and the campground is just a short walk across the road to the water's edge.

Visitors also enjoy off-road vehicle and motorcycle riding on the popular Rubicon Jeep trail.

Hiking and wilderness backpacking are popular activities. Day permits are available at the nearby Loon Lake trailhead and overnight permits are available at the Eldorado Information Center.

Facilities:

The campground offers tent-only campsites, accommodating a group of up to 25 guests.

A group kitchen area is equipped with multiple tables, a campfire circle and grills. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

The campground is not far from the Desolation Wilderness.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Picnic Area
  • Tent sites
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Water Activities
Know Before You Go
  • RVs are not permitted
  • 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):
39.00222, -120.3125
39°0'8"N, 120°18'45"W

Take Highway 50 east of Placerville for approximately 21 miles to Ice House Road. At the river take a left and go north 28 miles, then veer right at the fork in the road and continue 9 miles to Red Fir Group campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

RED FIR
ELDORADO
  CA 

Phone Number:

Information:  (530)647-5415
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