Ice House Reservoir Campgrounds

Eldorado National Forest





Ice House Reservoir Area Campgrounds

Ice House Reservoir campgrounds are at about 5,400 feet in elevation and are usually open from Memorial Day weekend through mid-October (some to November 1). 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. The reservoir is 12 miles north of Highway 50.

map of Ice House Reservoir in El Dorado National Forest, CA

Ice House Reservoir's 678 surface acres are a popular destination for anglers. Water skiers, jet skiers, and just ordinary pleasure boaters enjoy the lake. The 3-mile long Ice House Bike Trail runs along the shores of Ice House Reservoir, passing by all the campgrounds. The west end of the trail connects to roads around Big Hill.

Icehouse Campground

Ice House Reservoir Campground, Tahoe National Forest, CA

Located on the northwest shore of Ice House Reservoir next to the boat ramp.

Campground Amenities

  • 83 campsites for tent or RV, vault toilets, piped water
  • Picnic tables, grills, fire rings
  • Ice House Bike Trail, boat launch ramp

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

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Northwind Campground

Northwind Campground, Ice House Reservoir, Crystal Basin, CA

Located on the north shore of Ice House Reservoir

Campground Amenities

  • 9 campsites for tents or RVs, vault toilets, no piped water
  • Picnic tables, fire rings, grills
  • Ice House Bike Trail

Reservations: None
Fees: $10

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Strawberry Point Campground

Ice House Reservoir, Crystal Basin, CA

Located on a peninsular on the north side of Ice House Reservoir.

Campground Amenities

  • 10 campsites for tent or RV, vault toilets, no piped water
  • Picnic tables, fire rings, grills
  • Ice House Bike Trail

Reservations: None
Fees: $10

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Silver Creek Group Campground

Located 9 miles from Highway 50 on Ice House Road. Trailers are not recommended due to narrow road and tight turns.

Campground Amenities

  • 1 group up to 40 campers, vault toilets, no piped water
  • Picnic tables, fire rings

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

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