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.
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 Gerle Creek Campground.
4-Wheeling, OHV Driving – The Rubicon Trail and other OHV trails are accessible from the area around Gerle Creek Campground