Description

Don't forget to grab your California fishing permit, because Loon Lake Campground is the spot you wanna cast a line. Rev up your motorized boat, dare to take an ice cold dip, or lace up your boots for a breathtaking hike. Drinking water and toilets give the place a slightly less remote feel. If you really want to camp it up, backpacking into the desolation wilderness is allowed Continue reading...
Don't forget to grab your California fishing permit, because Loon Lake Campground is the spot you wanna cast a line. Rev up your motorized boat, dare to take an ice cold dip, or lace up your boots for a breathtaking hike. Drinking water and toilets give the place a slightly less remote feel. If you really want to camp it up, backpacking into the desolation wilderness is allowed with a permit as well.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
65
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 6 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 Loon Lake Campground.

Beach
Forest
Lake
River, stream or ...
Swimming hole
Waterfall
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Hipcamper Minh
Minh D.
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 5th, 2017

Have been coming here several times a year since 1992. If you really want to get away, keep driving on Ice House road past the campsites until you get to the end of the road. Unload your canoe and paddle in or hike in. It's open wilderness and hopefully, you won't see another soul for a hundred yards. You'll discover spots that adventurous souls have pitched their tents in the past. Just look for the fire rings. I've been hoarding this jem to myself for the last 25 years. Hopefully, another generation will discover the awesomeness of Loon Lake.

Hipcamper Abbey
Abbey S.
recommends this listing.
July 12th, 2017

Book it a week or two in advance

Loon Lake Campground
Hipcamper Danielle
Danielle W.
recommends this listing.
February 2nd, 2018

Gorgeous!

Hipcamper Rose
Rose H.
recommends this listing.
October 25th, 2018

Lots of campsites. Can be noisy during the busy season. The lake is very pretty

Equestrian campsite is big
Hipcamper Paul J.
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July 20th, 2018
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May 3rd, 2018
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February 15th, 2018
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February 13th, 2018
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March 15th, 2017
Park
Eldorado National Forest
State
California
Phone Number
(530) 622-5061
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
38.981° N, 120.316° W
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