West Point Campground is the second smallest campground on the shores of Union Valley Reservoir in California’s Eastern Sierras. West Point Campground is a free, walk-in/boat-in campground located on the eastern shores of Union Valley Reservoir in California’s Eldorado National Forest. West Point 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.

Each of the campsites at West Point Campground are shaded by tall pine trees and include a picnic table, fire ring, and access to a vault toilet. Reservations are not accepted for West Point Campground; all campsites are first-come/first-served. There is a boat ramp accessible from the campground. Campfire restrictions may be in effect during fire seasons.

West Point Campground Features

Campground Type: Primitive
Number of Campsites: 10 Campsites
Cost: Free
Use Level: Low
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Fire Rings: Yes
Drinking Water: None
Toilets: Yes – Vault Toilets
Showers: None
Trash/Dumpsters: None
Hiking Access: Yes
Beach/Lake Access: Yes – All Campsites have direct access to the rocky beach and water
RV/Trailer Length: N/A
RV/Trailer Amenities: None
Cell Phone Service: Possible service with Sprint and Verizon
Wifi: None
Operating Season: Memorial Day through October 1st
Other:

Getting There

Address:
Geo Coordinates: 38.870735, -120.441253
Nearest City/Town: Pollock Pines, California
Elevation: 4900 Feet
Location: El Dorado County, California
Paved Road Access: Yes, to the campground entrance
Proximity to Stores: 25 Miles to Ice House Reservoir
Directions:

West Point Campground is located on northwest shore of Union Valley Reservoir, 15 miles from Highway 50. From Highway 50 turn north on Ice House Road (Primary Forest Road 3.) Go 7 miles, turn left on Peavine Ridge Road, go 3 miles west , make a right turn on Bryant Springs Road. Go 5 miles north to just past West Point Boat Ramp on the right.

Connect

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

When To Go

Summer – West Point Campground is often under used and available during the summer. The warm weather is great for relaxing on the beach next to the campground.

Clear
Saturday 12/15 0%
High 57° / Low 40°
Clear
A few clouds. Lows overnight in the low 40s.
Rain
Sunday 12/16 90%
High 50° / Low 38°
Rain
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.
Partly Cloudy
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.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 12/19 0%
High 58° / Low 42°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 58F. Winds light and variable.
Clear
Thursday 12/20 0%
High 57° / Low 43°
Clear
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 57F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

What To Do

Boating, Kayaking, & Canoeing – Union Valley Reservoir is directly accessible from West Point Campground, and the boat ramp is adjacent to the campground.

Relax on the beach – A great rocky beach is adjacent to the campground and is great for relaxing on.

Image Credits: Justin Wilson

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here