ATTENTION : South Fork Group Site will be closed from July 25, 2014 until August 3, 2014 and will reopen on August 4, 2014 due to administrative purposes. Thank you.

SOUTH FORK GROUP (CA), CA

South Fork is the largest group campground in the Crystal Basin Recreation Area, nestled in the vast expanse of the Eldorado National Forest. The remote location affords visitors a true outdoor camping experience.Situated at an elevation of 5,200 feet, the campground sits between ...
Status: Open through Sun Sep 07 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • This facility does not have water or electricity
  • Bears frequent the area; use appropriate food containers
  • Gates remained closed and locked; combination is given after reservation is made
  • Off-road vehicles not permitted in the campground
  • Golden Passports do not apply to group camps
  • Fires are restricted to existing metal campfire rings only
  • Vehicles must be parked in designated graveled spurs
  • For local information, call Eldorado National Forest at 530-644-6048
  • 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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AREA SOUTH FORK GROUP GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC 125 50 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
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Overview

Overview

South Fork is the largest group campground in the Crystal Basin Recreation Area, nestled in the vast expanse of the Eldorado National Forest. The remote location affords visitors a true outdoor camping experience.

Natural Features:

Situated at an elevation of 5,200 feet, the campground sits between the Union Valley Reservoir and Loon Lake.

It is also just minutes away from Gerle Creek Reservoir, a serene mountain lake where motorized boating is prohibited in order to preserve a peaceful and quiet atmosphere for visitors.

Recreation:

With the South Fork of the Rubicon River located within walking distance, the group camp provides excellent fishing, swimming and other water sports and activities.

Facilities:

While the campground can be used as a single group site that can accommodate up to 125 guests, it can also be reserved as multiple single-family sites.

A group cooking area with food preparation tables and double grills is available, as well as campfire rings with grills at each site. Vault toilets are provided, however, drinking water is not available at the campground. Visitors can boil stream water or fill up at nearby boat ramps. A parking area is also available.

Nearby Attractions:

Swimming and non-motorized boating are available at Gerle Creek Reservoir, 5 miles north of the campground.

Booking Window
Mon Jul 28 2014 - Fri Jul 24 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 Wed Jun 18 2014 Sun Sep 07 2014
Peak Thu Jun 18 2015 Sun Sep 13 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Group Camping
  • Picnic Area
  • River Access
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
Within 10 Miles
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Dump Station
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Non-Motorized Boating
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Restaurant
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 18 2014 -
Sep 07 2014
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $100.00
Peak Season
Jun 18 2015 -
Sep 13 2015
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $100.00

*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):
38.76, -120.52056
38°45'36"N, 120°31'14"W

Travel 21 miles east from Placerville on Highway 50 and turn left on the Ice House Road. Go 25 miles north and turn left on South Fork Road. The campground is a mile from the turn-off, on the right side of the road.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

SOUTH FORK GROUP (CA)
7887 HIGHWAY 50
POLLOCK PINES  CA  95726

Phone Number:

Information:  (530)647-5415
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