Gerle Creek Area Campgrounds

Eldorado National Forest





Gerle Creek Area Campgrounds

Loon Lake campgrounds are at about 6,400 feet in elevation and are usually open from mid-June through mid-October. Single sites are limited to 1 vehicle and 6 people. An extra vehicle is allowed for an additional fee if parking space permits. Trailers are counted as vehicles.

map of Gerle Creek area campgrounds, El Dorado National Forest, CA

Gerle Creek Campground

Located on the shore of Gerle Creek Divide Reservoir, 27 miles north of Highway 50 on Ice House Road and Forest Road 33. The campground is at 5,300 feet and is usually open from Memorial Day weekend to mid-September. The campground opens May 24, 2012.

Campground Amenities

  • 50 campsites, 15 for tents or RVs up to 50', 35 tent-only sites
  • Vault toilets, piped water
  • Picnic tables, grills, fire rings, bear boxes
  • Harvest Trail, a wheelchair accessible interpretive trail
  • Fishing pier

Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or Recreation.gov - Gerle Creek Campground
Fees: $25

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Airport Flat Campground

Located 2 miles north of Gerle Creek Divide Reservoir, 27 miles north of Highway 50 on Ice House Road and Forest Road 33. The campground is at 5,300 feet and is usually open from Memorial Day weekend to mid-October.

Campground Amenities

  • 16 campsites for tent or RV, arranged in pods to accommodate groups of 15 - 25 people in each pod
  • Vault toilets, no piped water
  • Picnic tables, grills, fire rings, bear boxes
  • Near Gerle Bridge OHV staging area

Reservations: None
Fees: None

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Southfork Group Campground

Located on the South Fork of the Rubicon River, 23 miles north of Highway 50 on Ice House Road. The campground is at 5,200 feet and is usually open from mid-June. to early November.

Campground Amenities

  • 1 group site for tents or RVs holding up to 125 people, vault toilets, no piped water
  • Picnic tables, grills, fire rings at group kitchen area
  • 2.5 miles to Gerle Creek Divide Reservoir

Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or Recreation.gov - Southfork Group Campground
Fees: $100

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