Upcoming Crystal Basin Recreation Area Campground Renovations

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 17, 2018 / comments


PLACERVILLE, CA - Campgrounds and facilities associated with the Upper American River Project in El Dorado County will be undergoing renovations over the next few years. Many of these facilities will be upgraded and several new features added for your future enjoyment. The work will require some sites to be temporarily or completely closed during construction within the time frames below. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience. 

Trails will be open during renovations.

• Azalea Cove Campground will be closed from May to June.
• Wench Creek Campground will be closed from May to June.
• Angel Creek Day use area will be closed from July to August.
• Gerle Creek Campground will be closed after Labor Day.
• West Point Boat Launch will be closed after Labor Day.
• Yellowjacket Boat Launch will be closed after Labor Day.
• Sunset Campground will be closed for the season.

2019 (exact timing to be determined next year)
• Sunset Campground
• Northshore RV Campground
• North Union Valley Road
• Lakeshore Drive (on the north shore of Ice House Reservoir)
• Camino Cove Campground
• Wolf Creek Campground
• Slab Creek Reservoir
• Union Valley Bike Trail: Wench Creek to Yellowjacket Connector will be open for use in 2020.

This is the schedule as currently planned and will be subject to change as the project progresses. Please check our website for current information before making your trip plans. Information is available at www.fs.usda.gov/goto/enf/facilityrenovations or contact the Pacific Ranger District at (530) 644-2349.