Ice House Campground is a large campground on a the shores of the lake of the same name, that is popular for bass fishing and hiking. A nearly 3-mile long hiking trail connects the campgrounds on Ice House Lake. Ice House Lake 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.
There are 83 campsites at Ice House Campground. All of the campsites include a picnic table, fire ring, access to drinking water, and a vault toilet. A dump station and boat ramp are available at Ice House Campground. A free California Campfire Permit is required for campfires. Permits can be picked up at an Eldorado National Forest office.
Ice House Campground Features
|Number of Campsites:||83 Campsites|
|Cost:||$22/night for single sites, $44/night for double sites, $7/night/each additional vehicle|
|Toilets:||Yes – Vault Toilets|
|RV/Trailer Length:||30 Feet|
|Cell Phone Service:||None|
|Operating Season:||Late May through Mid-October|
|Geo Coordinates:||38.832236, -120.358054|
|Nearest City/Town:||Pollock Pines, California|
|Location:||El Dorado County, California|
|Paved Road Access:||Yes|
|Proximity to Stores:||Store located onsite|
Ice House Campground is located 23 miles east of Placerville on Highway 50 then 11 miles north on Ice House Road (Forest Road 3) then 1.5 miles east on Forest Road 32.
|Web:||Ice House Campground – Eldorado NF||Twitter:|
When To Go
Summer – The best time to go to Ice House Campground is during the summer.
Monday 10/15 0%
High 62° / Low 39°
Sunny. Gusty winds diminishing during the afternoon. High 62F. Winds E at 20 to 30 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Tuesday 10/16 0%
High 64° / Low 40°
A mainly sunny sky. High 64F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph.
Wednesday 10/17 0%
High 66° / Low 39°
Sunny skies. High 66F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday 10/18 0%
High 67° / Low 43°
A mainly sunny sky. High 67F. Winds light and variable.
Friday 10/19 0%
High 69° / Low 45°
Sunny. High 69F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday 10/20 0%
High 68° / Low 42°
Mainly sunny. High 68F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.
What To Do
Boating, Wind Surfing, Kayaking, & Canoeing – Ice House Reservoir is directly accessible from the campground, a boat ramp is available.
4-Wheeling, OHV Driving – The Rubicon Trail and other OHV trails are accessible nearby Ice House Campground
Hiking – A variety of hiking trails are available around Ice House Campground