Description

If you’re looking for more than what Hell Hole Campground has in store, venture up further north to Upper Hell Hole Campground. No worries though, we promise these sites are definitely not as bad as they sound! Upper Hell Hole is actually a pretty rad spot in Eldorado, with swimming, fishing, and hiking opportunities a’plenty. Sites are walk-in, boat-in, and secluded.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
15
Access
Hike in (+10 mins)
Group sizes
Up to people per site
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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Hipcamper Adam
Adam S.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 29th, 2015

Quiet, peaceful, likely all yours and great swimming. You have to work to get here but it's worth it. Be prepared. The hike in is rough even without a pack. If you tend to drink lots of water, bring a bladder so you don't run out. Hike will test your mettle.

Upper Hole CampgroundCampsite overlooking the reservoir at upper hell holeSwimming hole at end of the reservoirLaunch Facility near parking lot
Hipcamper Adam
Adam S.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 2nd, 2015

Not a bad idea to call ahead to the ranger station to find out where water levels are: the recent drought, and what time of year you go will affect water levels and possibly where you camp. August water levels tend to be much lower than June.

Upper Hole CampgroundCampsite overlooking the reservoir at upper hell holeSwimming hole at end of the reservoirLaunch Facility near parking lot
Park
Eldorado National Forest
State
California
Phone Number
(530) 622-5061
Directions
View on Google Maps
Official Website
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Coordinates
39.083° N, 120.363° W
Unknown price
Tent Only - Hike In: 15 Sites
(Up to people per site)