The pines here don’t just filter your air, but also your mind, clearing it for a dose of tranquil vibes. On the forested bank of Union Valley Reservoir, Wench Creek Campground offers its visitors everything enjoyable about lake life. Meaning irresistibly clear water prime for SUP, kayaking, boating, fishing, swimming, and water skiing (hells yeh!). Keep in mind Wench Creek can get busy, so loners, bring your social butterflies and join in the festivities of the day. Spend your evening watching the sunset on the lake, and later bask in the peace and quiet of a night in the woods.

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
100 sites
Up to 6 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 Wench Creek Campground.

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Lindsey L.
recommends this listing.
April 14th, 2017

Can get crowded...

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February 16th, 2021
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August 28th, 2017
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July 9th, 2017
Eldorado National Forest
United States
Phone Number
(530) 622-5061
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38.888° N, 120.373° W
Tent / RV / Trailer: 100 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)