Ice House Campground

97%
Recommendation based
on 17 responses

About Ice House Campground

Description

Soak up the rays at Ice House Campground, with plenty of jet skiing, fishing, and swimming to be done at this 700 acre reservoir. Surrounded by ponderosa pine, you’ll be breathing in that sweet vanilla aroma all weekend long. Hit up Ice House Mountain Bike Trail for some epic views of the reservoir and Crystal Range or take a short 1. 2-mile hike to the majestic cascades of Read more...
Soak up the rays at Ice House Campground, with plenty of jet skiing, fishing, and swimming to be done at this 700 acre reservoir. Surrounded by ponderosa pine, you’ll be breathing in that sweet vanilla aroma all weekend long. Hit up Ice House Mountain Bike Trail for some epic views of the reservoir and Crystal Range or take a short 1.2-mile hike to the majestic cascades of Bassi Falls, which tumble over a 109-foot granite cliff. Whether you want to be right on the shoreline with your toes in the water or set back amongst the welcoming pines, you’ll find the perfect spot for your ideal escape at this site.
Fires are allowed
Potable water is available
Pets are allowed
  • Listing type: Public
  • No. of sites: 81
  • Phone: (530) 622-5061
  • Accessible by: Drive
  • Accommodation: Tent Only, Tent, Vehicles & RVs

The vibe at Ice House Campground

750
No one? Bueller? Sharing is caring, y'all.
Drop some Ice House Campground knowledge on us.
Hipcamper Michael

I have camped here as a kid with my parents. Know the place pretty well. Beautiful campground, great trout fishing, and best of all, it's peaceful. Occasionally you might get some other campers near you, but they will not be a bother. Besides, it's not too often at all. Beautiful place to hike wherever you feel like. If you ever get the opportunity, I recommend this place. I know I will be going again.

Helpful 0
Helpful 0
Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Amber

This was my first time camping at Ice house. We went Sunday-Tuesday During Memorial day Weekend. I thought Sunday night would be packed since the campground was fully booked. I was happy to find the sites were very spread out so it didn't feel crowded at all! We stayed at site 57 the first night and site 55 the next night. Both were a short walk to the water and close to the toilets.

On Monday we took our kayaks out on the lake which was a lot of fun. The water was calm and there was very few people on the water. Later that day a thunder storm rolled in and it rained for about 2 hours so we drove to the nearby Ice House Resort and played pool until the sun came out.

Overall the lake was beautiful and the sites were spacious and clean.

Helpful 0
Helpful 0
Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Ze

Silver group is the best campsite for 20+ people. Spacious with several fire rings, vault toilet, no showers but you can bathe in the reservoir and stream nearby.

Helpful 0
Helpful 0
Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Amber

Some of the parking spurs are narrow and difficult to get in to.

Helpful 0
Helpful 0
Remove vote :(
Park
Eldorado National Forest
State
California
Phone Number
(530) 622-5061
Directions
View on Google Maps
Official Website
View Website
Coordinates
38.832° N, 120.358° W
Unknown price
Tent Only: 13 Sites
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 68 Sites