Camino Cove Campground is a medium-sized remote campground on the shores of Union Valley Reservoir in California’s Eastern Sierras. Camino Cove 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.
Each of the campsites at Camino Cove Campground are shaded by tall pine trees and include a picnic table, fire ring, and access to a vault toilet. Reservations are not accepted for Camino Cove Campground; all campsites are first-come/first-served. There is a boat ramp accessible from the campground. Campfire restrictions may be in effect during fire seasons.
Camino Cove Campground Features
|Number of Campsites:||32 Campsites|
|Toilets:||Yes – Vault Toilets|
|Beach/Lake Access:||Yes – All Campsites have access to the rocky beach and water|
|Cell Phone Service:||Possible service with Sprint and Verizon|
|Operating Season:||Memorial Day through October 1st|
|Geo Coordinates:||38.877544, -120.429527|
|Nearest City/Town:||Pollock Pines, California|
|Location:||El Dorado County, California|
|Paved Road Access:||Yes, to the campground entrance|
|Proximity to Stores:||25 Miles to Ice House Reservoir|
Camino Cove Campground is located on northwest shore of Union Valley Reservoir, 17 miles from Highway 50. From Highway 50 go 7 miles north on Ice House Road. Turn left on Peavine Ridge Road, go 3 miles west to Bryant Springs Road, turn right, go 5 miles north past West Point boat ramp. Continue 1.5 miles east to campground turn-off on right.
Maps & Brochures
|Web:||Camino Cove Campground – Eldorado NF||Twitter:|
When To Go
Summer – West Point Campground is often under used and available during the summer. The warm weather is great for relaxing on the beach next to the campground.
Saturday 12/15 0%
High 57° / Low 42°
Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the low 40s.
Sunday 12/16 90%
High 50° / Low 39°
Cloudy with occasional rain in the afternoon. High around 50F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 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 41°
Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. High 49F. Winds light and variable.
Wednesday 12/19 0%
High 58° / Low 43°
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 – Union Valley Reservoir is directly accessible from Camino Cove Campground, and a boat ramp is located nearby at West Point Campground.
Relax on the beach – A great rocky beach is adjacent to the campground and is great for relaxing on.