SUNSET-UNION VALLEY, CA

Sunset Campground is situated on the shores of Union Valley Reservoir, among the towering cedar and ponderosa pines of Eldorado National Forest. Aptly named, the campground is a fantastic destination for colorful sunset views over the lake. All water activities are popular here, but...
Status: Open through Sun Oct 12 2014   Season Dates

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  • Bears frequent the area; precautions must be made to keep food away from camp site. There are no bear boxes in this area.
  • Fire restrictions may be enforced; call (530) 644-6048 for local information and conditions
  • There are no electric site hook-ups at this facility
  • This facility has first-come, first-served sites
  • There is a daily fee for pets
  • Limit one vehicle per campsite; a fee will be charged for additional vehicles
  • 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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Nonspecific+ MANAGEMENT 6 35 Back-In
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MEADOW STANDARD NONELECTRIC 13 35 Back-In
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MEADOW STANDARD NONELECTRIC 13 35 Pull-Through
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MEADOW TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC 6 0
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MEADOW STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 20 Back-In
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Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
+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

Sunset Campground is situated on the shores of Union Valley Reservoir, among the towering cedar and ponderosa pines of Eldorado National Forest. Aptly named, the campground is a fantastic destination for colorful sunset views over the lake. All water activities are popular here, but it's also fun to bring a bike and explore the neighboring bike trail.

Eldorado includes the famed gold mining territory of the 1800s. Remnants of the days of the California Gold Rush can be found all around the region.

Natural Features:

Sunset Campground sits in the Crystal Basin at an elevation of 5,000 feet. Some sites are fully shaded while others sit in a meadow. The climate is similar to that of the Mediterranean with warm, dry summers and cold, wet winters.

Recreation:

On the water, sailing, boating and swimming are very popular. For hikers and bikers, the Union Valley Bike Trail and Bassi Falls Hiking Trail are great for exploring. Fishing in the lake includes rainbow, brown, mackinaw trout and kokanee salmon.

The bike trail connects with the campground, near the boat ramp, and stretches for 4.8 miles along the eastern shores of the lake.

Facilities:

The large campground has 131 single-unit sites including 30 tent-only spots. Amenities include a boat ramp with an accessible boarding dock, a paved parking area, dump station, vault toilets and drinking water. A swimming beach is also located onsite.

Nearby Attractions:

Venture to the nearby lake, Ice House Reservoir or hike up Twin Peaks to look down over Union Valley Reservoir.

A restaurant and general store are within 5 miles of the campground.

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MANAGEMENT

Sat Sep 20 2014 - Mon Mar 16 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Fri Sep 19 2014 - Mon Mar 16 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

Fri Sep 19 2014 - Mon Mar 16 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
Peak Season: May 22 through September 7
Walk In Season: September 8 through October 11 (Loop SUNSET Only)


Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Walk In Tue Sep 02 2014 Sun Oct 12 2014
Peak Fri May 22 2015 Mon Sep 07 2015
Walk In Tue Sep 08 2015 Sun Oct 11 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Fuel Available
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Picnic Area
  • Restaurant
  • Sailing
  • Self Pay Station
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water Spigot
  • Waterfront Sites
Within 10 Miles
  • General Store
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
Walk In Season
Sep 02 2014 -
Oct 12 2014
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $22.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $22.00-$44.00
MANAGEMENT N/A
Peak Season
May 22 2015 -
Sep 07 2015
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $22.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $22.00-$44.00
MANAGEMENT N/A
Walk In Season
Sep 08 2015 -
Oct 11 2015
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $22.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $22.00-$44.00
MANAGEMENT N/A

*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):
38.86583, -120.405
38°51'57"N, 120°24'18"W

On Highway 50, east of Placerville, travel for 21 miles to the Icehouse Road turnoff on your left. Continue north for 16 miles to the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

SUNSET-UNION VALLEY
ELDORADO
  CA 

Phone Number:

Information:  (530)293-0827