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

Campground Type: Primitive
Number of Campsites: 16 Campsites
Cost: Free
Use Level: Low
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Fire Rings: Yes
Drinking Water: None
Toilets: Yes – Vault Toilets
Showers: None
Trash/Dumpsters: None
Hiking Access: Yes
Beach/Lake Access: None
RV/Trailer Length: N/A
RV/Trailer Amenities: None
Cell Phone Service: None
Wifi: None
Operating Season: Memorial Day through October 1st
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Getting There

Address:
Geo Coordinates: 38.985241, -120.379464
Nearest City/Town: Pollock Pines, California
Elevation: 5300 Feet
Location: El Dorado County, California
Paved Road Access: Yes, to the campground entrance
Proximity to Stores: 15 Miles to Loon Lake
Directions:

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.

Connect

Phone: 530-647-5415 Facebook:
Web: Airport Flat Campground – Eldorado NF Twitter:
Reservations: Not Accepted

When To Go

Summer – Airport Flat Campground is best during the summer.

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Monday 10/15 0%
High 69° / Low 48°
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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.
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Tuesday 10/16 0%
High 70° / Low 47°
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A mainly sunny sky. High near 70F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
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Wednesday 10/17 0%
High 68° / Low 46°
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Sunny skies. High 68F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
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Thursday 10/18 0%
High 69° / Low 49°
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A mainly sunny sky. High 69F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
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Friday 10/19 0%
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Sunny. High 72F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
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Saturday 10/20 0%
High 73° / Low 50°
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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

Image Credits: Justin Wilson

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