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
|Number of Campsites:||8 Campsites|
|Toilets:||Yes – Vault Toilets|
|Cell Phone Service:||None|
|Operating Season:||June 15th through October 1st – weather permitting|
|Geo Coordinates:||39.01134, -120.323806|
|Nearest City/Town:||Pollock Pines, California|
|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.|
Maps & Brochures
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When To Go
Summer – Wentworth Springs Campground is best during the summer and late fall.
Saturday 12/15 0%
High 57° / Low 40°
A few clouds. Lows overnight in the low 40s.
Sunday 12/16 90%
High 50° / Low 38°
Cloudy with occasional rain in the afternoon. High around 50F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
Monday 12/17 20%
High 45° / Low 38°
Partly cloudy skies. Slight chance of a rain shower. High around 45F. Winds light and variable.
Tuesday 12/18 0%
High 49° / Low 40°
Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. High 49F. Winds light and variable.
Wednesday 12/19 0%
High 58° / Low 42°
Partly cloudy skies. High 58F. Winds light and variable.
Thursday 12/20 0%
High 57° / Low 43°
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 57F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
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