Bridal Veil Group Area And Picnic Ground

Eldorado National Forest

Bridal Veil Group Campsite and Picnic Area is located on the South Fork of the American River. It offers picnicking sites, a group overnight area, beautiful swimming holes, and close access to fishing.

Bridal Veil Group Area is on a hill overlooking the river and day use area. The group area includes lot-style parking with 7 parking stalls, 5 tent pads, 8 picnic tables, 6 serving tables, and a large group fire ring. Group campsite users may use the day use areas with no additional fees. None of the facility is accessible. There is no water available on site. The facility has a host on site from mid-May through mid-October.

Need to Know

Natural Features

Sitting at an elevation of 3,200 feet, Bridal Veil group campsite provides easy access to the American River. A Mediterranean climate extends over most of this forest, creating warm, dry summers, and cold, wet winters. Vegetation is mixed conifers with riparian vegetation along the river.

Nearby Attractions

Visitors enjoy scenic drives along Highway 50 and surrounding forest roads. The site is within a half hour drive of both Jenkinson Lake and Crystal Basin. It is 10 minutes from the stores and restaurants of Pollock Pines and 5 minutes from Bridal Veil Falls. South Lake Tahoe is a 45 minute drive.


This site provides two large swimming holes in the river that are popular with the local residents. Fishing is also a popular activity, mainly rainbow and brown trout.

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Contact Information



Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 831-245-6891

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

From Placerville, take Hwy 50 east for 17 miles. The site is on the South Fork of the American River.

Available Campsites

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