Airport Flat Campground is a small pine covered campground in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains near Gerle Creek Reservoir. There are 16 large campsites at Airport Flat Campground that can accomodate between 15-25 people per campsites. Airport Flat Campground is maintained as part of the larger Crystal Basin Recreation Area, which is a partnership between the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) and the US Forest Service.
All of the campsites at Airport Flat are shaded by pine trees and include a picnic table, fire ring, and access to a vault toilet. Reservations are not accepted for Airport Flat Campground; all campsites are first-come/first-served. Campfire restrictions may be in effect during fire seasons.
Airport Flat Campground Features
|Number of Campsites:||16 Campsites|
|Toilets:||Yes – Vault Toilets|
|Cell Phone Service:||None|
|Operating Season:||Memorial Day through October 1st|
|Geo Coordinates:||38.985241, -120.379464|
|Nearest City/Town:||Pollock Pines, California|
|Location:||El Dorado County, California|
|Paved Road Access:||Yes, to the campground entrance|
|Proximity to Stores:||15 Miles to Loon Lake|
Airport Flat Campground is located 23 miles east of Placerville on Highway 50 then 24 miles north on Ice House Road (Forest Road 3), and 3 miles north on Forest Road 33.
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When To Go
Summer – Airport Flat Campground is best during the summer.
Monday 10/15 0%
High 69° / Low 48°
Sunny. Gusty winds diminishing during the afternoon. High 69F. Winds E at 20 to 30 mph, becoming WNW and decreasing to 5 to 10 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Tuesday 10/16 0%
High 70° / Low 47°
A mainly sunny sky. High near 70F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday 10/17 0%
High 68° / Low 46°
Sunny skies. High 68F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday 10/18 0%
High 69° / Low 49°
A mainly sunny sky. High 69F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Friday 10/19 0%
High 72° / Low 53°
Sunny. High 72F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday 10/20 0%
High 73° / Low 50°
Mainly sunny. High 73F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
What To Do
Boating, Kayaking, & Canoeing – Gerle Creek Reservoir and Loon Lake are not far from Airport Flat Campground.
4-Wheeling, OHV Driving – The Rubicon Trail and other OHV trails are accessible from the area around Airport Flat Campground