Description

Whatta name—but don’t be scared off, Hell Hole Campground is actually pretty damn gorgeous! Overlooking Hell Hole Reservoir, sites are nestled amongst tall trees and desert shrubs, giving you a picture-perfect slice of the wilderness at Eldorado. Sites are a super short walk-in, and right next to a peaceful pond. Hell Hole awaits!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
10
Access
Hike in (+10 mins)
Group sizes
Up to people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking

The area surrounding lake tahoe offers plenty of biking opportunities. there aren’t too many trails around eldorado specifica...Read more

Boating

If you’re looking to wake up and get out on the water, you’re in luck. many of the campgrounds are located along lakes and re...Read more

Fishing

Aside from the 11 reservoirs and lakes, there are hundreds of lakes in the wilderness areas that will answer all of your fishin...Read more

Hiking

With over 350 miles of hiking trails, you can walk along the foothills or trek through the sierras and you’ll see stunning view...Read more

Horseback riding

Hay horse friends, hit the trail! there are some pretty cool trails , like the horse canyon trail, the emigrant lake trail, an...Read more

Paddling

Wilderness areas only allow non-motorized boating, which means kayakers, canoers, and paddlers of all kinds, should head over t...Read more

Wind sports

Union valley reservoir seems to be the only place that allows kiteboarding and windsurfing, but you should ask a ranger, if thi...Read more

OHV

Popular ohv routes are elkins flat , a whopping 69 mile trail perfect for motorcycles, and gold note , a 30 mile route great ...Read more

Climbing

Do you love rock climbing? then head to lover’s leap, a granite formation, perfect for climbing and bouldering. at almost 600 f...Read more

Snow sports

Your recreation opportunities continue into the winter, with skiing, snowboarding, sledding, tubing, xc skiing and snowshoeing ...Read more

Swimming

Water lovers should stay at these campgrounds if they’re looking to get some good swimming in. reservoirs, lakes, and the sor...Read more

Whitewater paddling

One of the most popular whitewater trips is the south fork of the american river, which runs through eldorado national forest. ...Read more

Wildlife watching

There are almost 350 different species living in here… holy cow! common sierra dwellers like mule deer, mountain lions, bears, ...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Hell Hole Campground.

Beach
Forest
Lake
River, stream or ...
Swimming hole
Waterfall
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May 29th, 2018
Park
Eldorado National Forest
State
California
Phone Number
(530) 622-5061
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
39.069° N, 120.417° W
$22/night
Tent Only - Hike In: 10 Sites
(Up to people per site)