Mosy on over to the popular Fashoda Campground for some seriously beautiful camping in Eldorado National Forest. Camp right on the banks of the picturesque Union Valley Reservoir, and spend your days hiking, biking, fishing, swimming, sailing… this campground's got it all! Just a short drive from both Reno and Sacramento, Fashoda is a great place to take a break from the city, breath in that sweet fresh air, and do some good old fashioned adventuring.

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
30 sites
Up to guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


The area surrounding Lake Tahoe offers plenty of biking opportunities. There aren’t too many trails around Eldorado specifica...Read more


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


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


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


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

Off-roading (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


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


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


Natural features you'll find at Fashoda Campground.

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Hipcamper Henry
Henry C.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 2nd, 2019

This isn't a first come first served campsite any longer. You can make reservations at

Hipcamper Kym
Kym J.
recommends this listing.
April 2nd, 2017

Small intimate campground with only 30 sites.

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Katie M.
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June 29th, 2016

This is a walk-in campground. You can park near your site to unload your gear, but you must park the car up in the above parking area. Showers are up in the parking lot.

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June 28th, 2018
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May 2nd, 2018
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September 17th, 2017
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May 30th, 2017
Eldorado National Forest
United States
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38.869° N, 120.397° W
Tent / Van: 30 Sites
(Up to people per site)