Loon Lake Campground
Loon Lake Campground rests in the Crystal Basin area of Eldorado National Forest, 29 miles north of Highway 50 on Ice House Road. The campground is on the south side of beautiful Loon Lake. An abundance of recreational opportunities attract campers to the lake, including swimming, fishing, OHV, boating, and hiking. The lake can serve as a gateway into the Desolation Wilderness for hikers and horseback riders.
Loon Lake Campground has 65 sites, including 9 Equestrian Sites, 3 Group Sites, 3 RV sites for persons with disabilities, and 1 tent-only site. The remaining 49 sites can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. While most sites can be reserved, some are first come, first served.
Adjacent to Loon Lake Campground is the boat ramp with an additional 15 RV or trailer camping sites (no tents). Those sites do not have tables or grills. They are first come, first served.
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.
Loon Lake Group Camps
Loon Lake Campground includes 3 group campsites sites, 2 of which can accommodate up to 25 people with 8-10 vehicles and the third up to 50 people with 15 vehicles. One of the smaller group sites is accessible for those with disabilities. The smaller two group sites are made up of 6 individual sites with parking space, table, grill and fire ring. They have a central cooking and serving area.
The Large Group Site is closest to the lake. It contains 5 individual sites with parking spaces, grills, and fire ring.
Fees: Small group site - $130, Large group site - $160
Reservations: Loon Lake Campground Reservations