Description

While the name Airport Flat doesn’t exactly conjure up an image of an idyllic, nature-filled paradise, this campground actually lies deep in Eldorado National Forest. Right next to Desolation Wilderness, you’ve got hiking trails a’plenty right at your fingertips. If you’d prefer some fishing, Airport Flat is around the corner from Loon Lake. Adventure awaits!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
16
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 25 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
Beach
Forest
Lake
River, stream or creek
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Cave
Desert
Hot spring
Redwoods
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching
Surfing
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5,382ftListing's elevation
750
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Hipcamper KATIE
KATIE
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 27th, 2016

Managed by SMUD and USFS. No piped water available.

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Hipcamper KATIE
KATIE
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 30th, 2017

This is a free campground in Eldorado National Forest that usually opens Memorial Day weekend and closes mid-October. It is a paved road all the way here. You can't make reservations as it is first come-first served and there are only 16 sites. Amenities include bear box, picnic table, fire pit, and vault toilets. There is no piped water so you must bring your own. Some weekends it is hard to get a spot since the Rubicon 4WD crowd uses it. A few times we have gone here people have left all their trash at the site instead of putting it into the dumpster provided. Please pick up after yourself so we can keep this as a non-fee campground.
The Gerle Creek Campground and Reservoir are nearby and take camping reservations.

Hipcamper KATIE
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
May 30th, 2017
Park
Eldorado National Forest
State
California
Phone Number
(530) 622-5061
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
38.985° N, 120.379° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 16 Sites
(Up to 25 people per site)