Northshore Campground is a small, rustic waterfront RV and tent campground on Loon Lake in Eldorado National Forest. The campground itself has few amenities, with other amenities such as camp supplies and a boat ramp located nearby at Loon Lake Campground at the south end of the lake. Like the other campgrounds on Loon Lake, Northshore Campground’s landscape is dominated by granite rock dotted with tall pines.
Northshore 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 15 campsites at Northshore Campground. All of the campsites include a picnic table and fire ring, and access to a vault toilet. There is no drinking water available at Northshore Campground. Reservations are not accepted for Pleasant Campground; all campsites are first-come/first-served. A free California Campfire Permit is required for campfires. Permits can be picked up at an Eldorado National Forest office.
Northshore Campground Features
|Number of Campsites:||15 Campsites|
|Cost:||$10/night, $5/night/each additional vehicle|
|Toilets:||Yes – Vault Toilets|
|Trash/Dumpsters:||None – Pack it out|
|RV/Trailer Length:||35 Feet|
|Cell Phone Service:||None|
|Operating Season:||June through October 1st|
|Geo Coordinates:||38.998791, -120.317995|
|Nearest City/Town:||Pollock Pines, California|
|Location:||El Dorado County, California|
|Paved Road Access:||None|
|Proximity to Stores:||2 Miles to Loon Lake Campground|
Northshore Campground is 23 miles east of Placerville on Highway 50 and 31 miles north on Ice House Road (Forest Road 3), take the Loon Lake fork.
|Web:||Northshore Campground – Eldorado NF||Twitter:|
Be Sure to Bring
When To Go
Summer – The best time to go to Northshore Campground is during the summer.
What To Do
Kayaking, & Canoeing – Loon Lake is directly accessible from Northshore Campground, a boat ramp is available at Loon Lake Campground
4-Wheeling, OHV Driving – The Rubicon Trail and other OHV trails are accessible from the area around Northshore Campground