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 Continue reading...
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.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, cars, vans, tra...
No. of sites
81
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
Fires allowed
Potable water available
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
No RV hookup
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching
Surfing

The vibe at Ice House Campground

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Hipcamper Danielle

If you like boats, boating and boat people, this place if for you. If you like a little bit of quiet, peace and non-belligerent sunburned boozed up bros, keep it moving down the road to any of the hundred other amazing grounds in El Dorado National Forest.

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.

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.

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.

Hipcamper Amber

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

Park
Eldorado National Forest
State
California
Phone Number
(530) 622-5061
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
38.832° N, 120.358° W
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