RED FIR, CA

Situated on the north side of the Loon Lake Reservoir, Red Fir Group Campground offers a primitive group camping experience in the lush Eldorado National Forest.The campground is part of the Crystal Basin Recreation Area, situated at a 6,400-foot elevation and nestled in a forest ...
Status: Closed through Sat Jun 20 2015   Season Dates

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LOON GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC 25 Accessible 0
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Overview

Overview

Situated on the north side of the Loon Lake Reservoir, Red Fir Group Campground offers a primitive group camping experience in the lush Eldorado National Forest.

Natural Features:

The campground is part of the Crystal Basin Recreation Area, situated at a 6,400-foot elevation and nestled in a forest of tall pine trees.

Recreation:

The nearby lake provides fishing, swimming and boating, and the campground is just a short walk across the road to the water's edge.

Visitors also enjoy off-road vehicle and motorcycle riding on the popular Rubicon Jeep trail.

Hiking and wilderness backpacking are popular activities. Day permits are available at the nearby Loon Lake trailhead and overnight permits are available at the Eldorado Information Center.

Facilities:

The campground offers tent-only campsites, accommodating a group of up to 25 guests.

A group kitchen area is equipped with multiple tables, a campfire circle and grills. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

The campground is not far from the Desolation Wilderness.

Booking Window
Sat Oct 25 2014 - Wed Oct 21 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Sun Jun 21 2015 Sun Sep 20 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Picnic Area
  • Tent sites
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Water Activities
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
Jun 21 2015 -
Sep 20 2015
GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC $35.00

*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):
39.00222, -120.3125
39°0'8"N, 120°18'45"W

Take Highway 50 east of Placerville for approximately 21 miles to Ice House Road. At the river take a left and go north 28 miles, then veer right at the fork in the road and continue 9 miles to Red Fir Group campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

RED FIR
ELDORADO
  CA 

Phone Number:

Information:  (530)647-5415
Additional Information