Wentworth Springs Campground is a free campground that is only accessible by rough, rutted dirt roads only suitable for off-road worthy vehicles. In other words, if you drive a sedan, stop reading now. Wentworth Springs is about a 2 miles from the north end of scenic Loon Lake, but the road to Wentworth springs is gated to prevent those without the proper vehicles from getting stuck on the way.

The campground itself is a small spot, with only 8 first-come, first-served campground, dotted with tall, narrow pines and plenty of sun. All of the campsites include a picnic table, fire ring, and access to a vault toilet. Reservations are not accepted for Wentworth Springs Campground. Campfire restrictions may be in effect during fire seasons.

Wentworth Springs Campground Features

Campground Type: Primitive
Number of Campsites: 8 Campsites
Cost: Free
Use Level: Medium
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Fire Rings: Yes
Drinking Water: None
Toilets: Yes – Vault Toilets
Showers: None
Trash/Dumpsters: None
Hiking Access: Yes
Beach/Lake Access: None
RV/Trailer Length: N/A
RV/Trailer Amenities: None
Cell Phone Service: None
Wifi: None
Operating Season: June 15th through October 1st – weather permitting

Getting There

Geo Coordinates: 39.01134, -120.323806
Nearest City/Town: Pollock Pines, California
Elevation: 6200 Feet
Location: El Dorado County, California
Paved Road Access: None
Proximity to Stores: 3 Miles to Loon Lake
Directions: 23 miles east of Placerville on Highway 50 and 24 miles north on Ice House Road (Forest Road 3) , 5 miles north on Forest Road 33, 1.5 miles east on Forest Road 14N07, and 3 miles east on Forest Road 14N34.


Phone: 530-647-5415 Facebook:
Web: Wentworth Springs Campground – Eldorado NF Twitter:
Reservations: Not Accepted

When To Go

Summer – Wentworth Springs Campground is best during the summer and late fall.

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What To Do

Kayaking, & Canoeing – Loon Lake are not far from Wentworth Springs Campground

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

Image Credits: Justin Wilson

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Justin is an IT Professional, focused on cloud, mobile, and infrastructure management and security with his consulting business, as well as chief bottle washer for this website. In addition to NextCampsite.com, Justin also runs and writes for the technology infrastructure-focused blog OddJobsInTech.com, and the mobile device-focused blog EnterpriseMobileDevice.com.


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