Kyburz - Strawberry Area Campgrounds

Eldorado National Forest





Kyburz - Strawberry Area Campgrounds

Kyburz - Strawberry area campgrounds do not take reservations. Generally they are open around Memorial Day weekend through at least Labor Day Weekend. Bears are common around the campgrounds, so measures should be taken to keep food stored safely. Fees shown below are for 6 people and one vehicle. The fee for an additional vehicle is $7.

map of campgrounds near Kyburz, Strawberry, and the Silver Fork along Highway 50 near Echo summit, CA

China Flat Campground

Located on Silver Fork Road, 4.5 miles southeast of Highway 50 near Kyburz. the campground is usually open between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend.

Photo of China Flat Campground, Eldorado National Forest, CA

At 4,800 feet it has mild summer temperatures. Most campsites are well spaced out and there is easy access to the Silver Fork of the American River.

Campground Amenities

  • 19 campsites for tent or RV, vault toilets, piped water
  • Picnic tables, grills, fire rings
  • Beach area on the Silver Fork of the American River

Reservations: None
Fees: $18

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Lovers Leap Campground

Located along the American River and Highway 50 one half mile southeast of Strawberry Lodge. Usually open from May 15 to November 1. The campground is at 5,800 feet.

Campground Amenities

  • 21 walk-in campsites for tents only, vault toilets, one faucet for piped water
  • Picnic tables, some fire rings, some grills
  • A favorite camp for rock climbers

Reservations: None
Fees: $10

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Sand Flat Campground

Located on the south side of Highway 50 near the American River, 28 miles east of Placerville. It is at 3,900 feet, 2 miles west of Kyburz. The campground is usually open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

Photo of Sand Flat Campground, Eldorado National Forest, CA

Note that campgrounds with similar names are found in the Stanislaus National Forest.

Campground Amenities

  • 29 campsites for tent or RV, vault toilets, piped water
  • Picnic tables, fire rings, grills

Reservations: None
Fees: $18

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Silver Fork Campground

Located 8 miles south of Kyburz on Silver Fork Road. The campground is usually open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. It is at 5,600 feet.

Campground Amenities

  • 35 campsites for tent or RV, vault toilets, piped water
  • Picnic tables, fire rings, grills

Reservations: None
Fees: $18

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