Gerle Creek Campground is a medium-sized, developed campground on the shore of Gerle Creek Reservoir, in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. There are 50 lodgepole pine shaded campsites at Gerle Creek Campground with beach access on the reservoir. Gerle Creek 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 Gerle Creek Campground include a picnic table, drinking water, fire ring, and access to a vault toilet.
Gerle Creek Campground Features
|Number of Campsites:||50 Campsites|
|Cost:||$22/ single site, $44/ double site – Additional fees for pets & additional vehicles|
|Toilets:||Yes – Vault Toilets|
|Beach/Lake Access:||Yes – Gerle Creek Divide Reservoir is nearby|
|RV/Trailer Length:||Not Defined|
|Cell Phone Service:||None|
|Operating Season:||June 15th through October 1st|
|Geo Coordinates:||38.975440, -120.394058|
|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|
|Directions:||Campground located on Gerle Creek Reservoir in the Crystal Basin about 27 miles north of Highway 50 via Ice House Road (Primary Forest Route 3). Where Ice House Road forks to go to Loon Lake or Gerle Creek Campground, take the Gerle Creek branch.|
|Web:||Gerle Creek Campground – Eldorado NF||Twitter:|
When To Go
Summer – Gerle Creek Campground is best during the summer.
Friday 08/17 0%
High 93° / Low 64°
Sunny. High near 90F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday 08/18 0%
High 89° / Low 64°
A mainly sunny sky. High 89F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday 08/19 0%
High 89° / Low 65°
Sunny skies. High 89F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday 08/20 0%
High 87° / Low 63°
Partly cloudy. High 87F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday 08/21 0%
High 83° / Low 62°
Sunny. High 83F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday 08/22 0%
High 84° / Low 62°
Mainly sunny. High 84F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
What To Do
Boating, Kayaking, & Canoeing – Gerle Creek Reservoir and Loon Lake are not far from Gerle Creek Campground.
4-Wheeling, OHV Driving – The Rubicon Trail and other OHV trails are accessible from the area around Gerle Creek Campground