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.
Saturday 12/15 0%
High 57° / Low 40°
A few clouds. Lows overnight in the low 40s.
Sunday 12/16 90%
High 50° / Low 38°
Cloudy with occasional rain in the afternoon. High around 50F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
Monday 12/17 20%
High 45° / Low 38°
Partly cloudy skies. Slight chance of a rain shower. High around 45F. Winds light and variable.
Tuesday 12/18 0%
High 49° / Low 40°
Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. High 49F. Winds light and variable.
Wednesday 12/19 0%
High 58° / Low 42°
Partly cloudy skies. High 58F. Winds light and variable.
Thursday 12/20 0%
High 57° / Low 43°
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 57F. Winds SSE 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