ICE HOUSE, CA

Ice House Campground is surrounded by a mixed conifer forest on the shores of Ice House Reservoir. Just 12 miles from Riverton, CA, the campground offers hiking, biking, jet skiing and fishing. Ponderosa pine is a pleasing part of the surrounding region. The trees fill the air ...
Status: Open through Mon Oct 06 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • Bears frequent the area. Food must be stored in hard-sided vehicles
  • Fire restrictions may be enforced; call (530) 644-6048 for local information and conditions
  • No electric site hookups at this facility
  • Campground has first-come, first-served sites
  • A daily fee will be charged for pets
  • Limit one vehicle per campsite; a fee will be charged for additional vehicles
  • Click here for more information on the Eldorado National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.
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+When you reserve one of these sites, it will not be a site specific reservation. You will be assigned a site when you arrive at the campground.
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Ice House Campground is surrounded by a mixed conifer forest on the shores of Ice House Reservoir. Just 12 miles from Riverton, CA, the campground offers hiking, biking, jet skiing and fishing.

Ponderosa pine is a pleasing part of the surrounding region. The trees fill the air with a vanilla aroma and it's the tallest known pine tree in the country. To date, the tallest Ponderosa measured was an impressive 268.35 feet tall.

Natural Features:

Some campsites at Ice House are right on the shoreline while others are set back just enough for plenty of shade from towering ponderosa pines, cedars and Manzanita bushes. The reservoir spans 700 acres at 5,500 feet elevation.

The area is part of the Eldorado National Forest, which stretches across the famed gold mining territory of the 1800s. Its climate is similar to that of the Mediterranean, with warm, dry summers and cold, wet winters.

Recreation:

Enjoy swimming, fishing and boating on Ice House Reservoir. Rainbow, brown, and trout swim in these waters. A boat ramp is located on-site.

Hike or bike on the Ice House Mountain Bike Trail, which stretches for 3.1 miles along ridge tops and shaded northern slopes. The trail boasts views of the reservoir and the Crystal Range.

Facilities:

Amenities include a picnic area, drinking water faucets, vault toilets and a dump station. Firewood is sold on-site and a nearby resort offers a restaurant, gas and limited groceries.

At the RV-only campsite area, there is a shared cooking area with tables and grills. This is the only place those staying in the area may grill.

Nearby Attractions:

Head to Bassi Falls, which can be reached via a 1.2-mile hiking trail. The glorious waterfall cascades over a 109-foot granite cliff.

Booking Window

STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Thu Sep 04 2014 - Sun Mar 01 2015

Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC

Thu Sep 04 2014 - Sun Mar 01 2015

Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates
2015 season:
Upper Loop:
Peak: May 22 to September 7
Walk in: September 8 to September 13
Lower Loop:
Peak: May 22 to September 7
Walk in: September 8 to October 14,2015


Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Fri May 23 2014 Mon Sep 01 2014
Walk In Tue Sep 02 2014 Mon Oct 06 2014
Peak Fri May 22 2015 Mon Sep 07 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Biking
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Picnic Area
  • Self Pay Station
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water Activities
  • Water Spigot
Within 10 Miles
  • Fuel Available
  • General Store
  • Pay Phone
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 23 2014 -
Sep 01 2014
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $22.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $22.00-$44.00
Walk In Season
Sep 02 2014 -
Oct 06 2014
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $22.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $22.00-$44.00
Peak Season
May 22 2015 -
Sep 07 2015
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $22.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $22.00-$44.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
38.82333, -120.35889
38°49'24"N, 120°21'32"W

From Pollock Pines, CA, take Route 50 east 8.3 miles to the Crystal Basin Recreation Area sign. Turn left at sign onto Icehouse Road and go 10.8 miles to the Ice House Campground directional sign. Turn right at the sign onto Forest Route 32, then go 1.1 miles to an intersection with a campground/boat ramp sign. Continue straight to campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

ICE HOUSE
ELDORADO
  CA 

Phone Number:

Information:  (530)644-2349