Fashoda Campground

Eldorado National Forest


Union Valley Reservoir


Fashoda Campground, Union Valley Reservoir, Eldorado National Forest, CA

Fashoda Campground

Eldorado National Forest Attractions

Visitors to Fashoda Campground at Union Valley Reservoir in the Eldorado National Forest find some wonderful outdoor adventures nearby.

  • Try fishing in all the lakes and streams in the Crystal Basin.
  • Enjoy boating and water skiing on Crystal Basin lakes.
  • Set out on a hike into the Desolation Wilderness.
  • Take in the scenery of waterfalls, snow-capped peaks, and rushing mountain streams.
  • Try mountain biking along the network of logging roads.
  • Take advantage of the bike trail around Union Valley Reservoir.

Places to Visit

  • Visit historic Placerville and tour Gold Rush era buildings.
  • Explore the Crystal Basin, including stunningly beautiful Wrights Lake.
  • Drive up Highway 50 to Strawberry and Lovers' Leap rock.
  • Visit ski resorts and snow play areas along with cross country ski trails
  • Spend the day high on Echo Summit at Echo Lakes.

Key Fashoda Campground Regulations

  1. Service roads are available for unloading or loading equipment.
  2. To avoid problems with bears. please store all foods, soap, and garbage in bear boxes.
  3. Keep dogs on leash and attended at all times.
  4. Fires are only permitted in provided fire rings.
  5. Park all vehicles in the parking lot except when unloading or loading at the camping area.

Fashoda Campground

Fashoda Campground sits on the Sunset Peninsula on the east side of Union Valley Reservoir in the Crystal Basin, Eldorado National Forest. Campsites here are among the most sought after around Union Valley Reservoir because of the campground's convenient location and great amenities. Visitors to Union Valley Reservoir enjoy great boating, waterskiing, fishing, and hiking.

All of the 30 sites at Fashoda Campground are walk-in, tent-only. There are loading zones near the campsites, but after 15 minutes vehicles must be moved to the parking lot. The campground features hot showers and a beach.

Fashoda Campground Basics
Fashoda Campground Location: East shore of Union Valley Reservoir, 15 miles north on Ice House Road off Highway 50
Elevation: 4,900 feet
Miles/Driving time: Sacramento - 80 miles, 1:41
Campground Open: Late-May through early September
Number of Sites: 30 walk-in, tent-only
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 1 ($7 for extra vehicle)
Pets: On leash, always attended
Pacific Ranger District: (530) 647-5415

Reservations for Fashoda Campground
Reservations available whenever campground is open
Booking Window: Reservations taken from 4 days up to 6 months in advance of arrival.
Maximum Vehicle Length: 30 feet
Wheelchair accessible Sites: #6
Fees: $25 per night
Reservations: Fashoda Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, 1:00 PM

Fashoda Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring, food locker
Campground: Vault toilets, piped water
Showers: Yes
Dump Station: Nearby
Campground Map: Fashoda Campground Map
Attractions near Fashoda Campground: Enjoy Union Valley Reservoir with fishing, boating, and water skiing. Set out on the Bike Trail, or the trail to summit of Two Peaks for great view of Union Valley. Hike the Bassi Falls Hiking Trail. Visit Ice House Reservoir and Loon Lake.

General Camping Information

When making reservations be sure that your vehicle will fit in the space indicated on the reservations website.
Information is available at the Crystal Information Station east of Union Valley Reservoir on Ice House Road during the summer.
Horses and motor vehicles are not permitted on the bike trails at Union Valley Reservoir. Horses are permitted on the Ice House Reservoir bike trail.
For campground purposes, a vehicle is any equipment that is required to be licensed/registered. This includes RVs, trailers, cars/trucks, boat/car trailer, motorcycle/atv, etc. Vehicles parked in a truck or on a trailer are not counted separately.

map of campgrounds at Unioin Valley Reservoir, Eldorado National Forest, including Fashoda Campground,  CA

Chicago Park Web Design, © 2017 ◊

The map displayed above is for illustrative purposes only. California's Best Camping website makes no warranties regarding the accuracy, completeness, reliability or suitability of any of its maps. Every effort is made to provide accurate and up to date information, but we cannot be responsible for errors or for changes that may have occurred since publication. Always confirm information with the service provider and check for any recent changes that may have been made. The information provided on this website is done so without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.