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.

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Gerle Creek Campground Features

Campground Type: Organized
Number of Campsites: 50 Campsites
Cost: $22/ single site, $44/ double site – Additional fees for pets & additional vehicles
Use Level: Medium
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Fire Rings: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Toilets: Yes – Vault Toilets
Showers: None
Trash/Dumpsters: Yes
Hiking Access: Yes
Beach/Lake Access: Yes – Gerle Creek Divide Reservoir is nearby
RV/Trailer Length: Not Defined
RV/Trailer Amenities: None
Cell Phone Service: None
Wifi: None
Operating Season: June 15th through October 1st
Other:

Getting There

Address:
Geo Coordinates: 38.975440, -120.394058
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: 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.

Connect

Phone: 530-647-5415 Facebook:
Web: Gerle Creek Campground – Eldorado NF Twitter:
Reservations: Reserve America

When To Go

Summer – Gerle Creek Campground is best during the summer.

Clear
Saturday 12/15 0%
High 57° / Low 40°
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A few clouds. Lows overnight in the low 40s.
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Sunday 12/16 90%
High 50° / Low 38°
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Cloudy with occasional rain in the afternoon. High around 50F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 12/17 20%
High 45° / Low 38°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. Slight chance of a rain shower. High around 45F. Winds light and variable.
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Tuesday 12/18 0%
High 49° / Low 40°
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. High 49F. Winds light and variable.
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Wednesday 12/19 0%
High 58° / Low 42°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 58F. Winds light and variable.
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Thursday 12/20 0%
High 57° / Low 43°
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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

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Image Credits: Gerle Creek Campground

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