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.
Monday 10/15 0%
High 70° / Low 48°
Sunny skies. High around 70F. Winds ESE at 15 to 25 mph, becoming WNW and decreasing to 5 to 10 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Tuesday 10/16 0%
High 71° / Low 47°
Mainly sunny. High 71F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday 10/17 0%
High 68° / Low 45°
Mainly sunny. High 68F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday 10/18 0%
High 70° / Low 49°
Sunny. High around 70F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Friday 10/19 0%
High 73° / Low 53°
Mainly sunny. High 73F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday 10/20 0%
High 73° / Low 50°
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 Gerle Creek Campground.
4-Wheeling, OHV Driving – The Rubicon Trail and other OHV trails are accessible from the area around Gerle Creek Campground