Ice House Campground
Ice House Campground is located next to the boat launch ramp on the northwest shore of Ice House Reservoir in the Crystal Basin area of Eldorado National Forest. The campground is popular with anglers, boaters, cyclists, and families. Reach the campground by traveling 11 miles on Ice House Road off Highway 50 and then 1½ miles on Forest Road 32.
Ice House Campground is divided into two separate loops, one on either side of the launch ramp area. Campsites are in a mixed conifer forest with a preponderance of Ponderosa pines. Some sites are along the water while others are set farther back in the trees. Of the 81 sites, 13 are tent-only sites. The others can accommodate RVs, trailers, or tents. Reservations for some of those campsites are non-specific, which means that a particular site will be assigned upon arrival. Nearby Ice House Resort sells gas and supplies.
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.