Strawberry Point Campground

Eldorado National Forest

Ice House Reservoir

Strawberry Point Campground, Ice House Reservoir, Eldorado National Forest, CA

Strawberry Point Campground

Eldorado National Forest Attractions

Campers at Strawberry Point Campground at Ice House Reservoir in the Eldorado National Forest find plenty of exciting outdoor adventures nearby.

  • Launch your boat into Ice House Reservoir for great fishing.
  • Try mountain biking along the network of logging roads.
  • Take advantage of the bike trail around Union Valley Reservoir.
  • 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.

Places to Visit

  • 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.
  • Visit historic Placerville and tour Gold Rush era buildings.

Key Strawberry Point Campground Regulations

  1. Use only dead and down wood for campfires.
  2. Fires are only permitted in provided fire rings.
  3. To avoid problems with bears. please store all foods, soap, and garbage in bear boxes.
  4. Keep dogs on leash and attended at all times.

Strawberry Point Campground

Strawberry Point Campground is on the north shore of Ice House Reservoir in the Crystal Basin area of Eldorado National Forest. The small campground offers more privacy than some of the larger campgrounds in the area. It is close to good boating, water skiing, fishing, swimming, and hiking. Reach Strawberry Point Campground by traveling 11 miles on Ice House Road off Highway 50 and then 3 miles on Forest Road 32 (Ice House/Wrights Lake Tie Road).

All 10 of the campsites at Strawberry Point Campground accept RVs, trailer, or tents. A bike trail leads from the campground west, connecting with Northwind Campground, the boat launch ramp, and Ice House Campground. There is no potable water at Strawberry Point Campground. Either bring water or use a proper water filter.

Strawberry Point Campground Basics
Strawberry Point Campground Location: North shore of Ice House Reservoir, 11 miles north on Ice House Road off Highway 50, then 3 miles on Forest Road 32
Elevation: 5,400 feet
Miles/Driving time: Sacramento - 81 miles, 1:42
Campground Open: Late-May through October
Number of Sites: 10
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

No Reservations first come, first served
Maximum Vehicle Length: 40 feet
Wheelchair accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: $10 per night
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, 1:00 PM

Strawberry Point Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring
Campground: Vault toilets, no potable water
Showers: No
Dump Station: Nearby at Ice House Campground
Campground Map: Strawberry Point Campground Map
Attractions near Strawberry Point Campground: Ride or hike on the 3.1-mile Ice House Bike Trail. Head to the lake for boating, water skiing, fishing, or swimming. Take the trail to summit of Two Peaks for great view of Union Valley. Venture out the Bassi Falls Hiking Trail. Visit Union Valley 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.

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