Wrights Lake Campground is a large campground on a the shores of the lake that is popular for bass fishing canoeing, and hiking. Wrights Lake is a quiet alpine lake, with crystal clear cold water surrounded by tall pines and granite rock mountains. Wrights Lake Campground is often used as a jumping off point for day trips into the Desolation Wilderness, which is accessible via trailhead from the campground.
Wrights 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 72 campsites at Wrights Lake Campground. All of the campsites include a picnic table, bear box, fire ring, access to drinking water, and a vault toilet. A free California Campfire Permit is required for campfires. Permits can be picked up at an Eldorado National Forest office. Reservations are required in July & August.
Wrights Lake Campground Features
|Number of Campsites:||53 Campsites|
|Cost:||$22/night for single sites, $44/night for double sites, $7/night/each additional vehicle|
|Toilets:||Yes – Vault Toilets|
|RV/Trailer Length:||40-50 Feet|
|Cell Phone Service:||None|
|Operating Season:||July through September|
|Geo Coordinates:||38.846222, -120.237887|
|Nearest City/Town:||Pollock Pines, California|
|Location:||El Dorado County, California|
|Paved Road Access:||Yes|
|Proximity to Stores:||Store located 11 miles away to Ice House Reservoir|
Wrights Lake Campground is located 23 miles east of Placerville on Highway 50, 11 miles north on Ice House Road (Forest Road 3), 9 miles east on Forest Road 32 (Wrights Lake Tie Road), and 2 miles north on Forest Road 4 (Wrights Lake Rd).
|Web:||Wrights Lake Campground – Eldorado NF||Twitter:|
When To Go
Summer – The best time to go to Loon Lake Campground is during the summer.
What To Do
Boating, Wind Surfing, Kayaking, & Canoeing – Wrights Lake is directly accessible from the campground, a boat ramp is available – motor boats not allowed
4-Wheeling, OHV Driving – The Rubicon Trail and other OHV trails are accessible nearby Wrights Lake Campground
Hiking – A variety of hiking trails are available around Wrights Lake Campground