About Red Fir
Situated on the north side of the Loon Lake Reservoir, Red Fir Group Campground offers a primitive group camping experience in the lush Eldorado National Forest. Natural Features: The campground is part of the Crystal Basin Recreation Area, situated at a 6,400-foot elevation and nestled in a forest of tall pine trees. Recreation: The nearby lake provides fishing, swimming and boating, and the campground is just a short walk across the road to the waters edge. Visitors also enjoy off-road vehicle and motorcycle riding on the popular Rubicon Jeep trail. Hiking and wilderness backpacking are popular activities. Day permits are available at the nearby Loon Lake trailhead and overnight permits are available at the Eldorado Information Center. Facilities: The campground offers tent-only campsites, accommodating a group of up to 25 guests. A group kitchen area is equipped with multiple tables, a campfire circle and grills. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Nearby Attractions: The campground is not far from the Desolation Wilderness. ACTIVITIES Boating Fishing Hiking Swimming Site
USDA Forest Service
Red Fir is located in California
Take Highway 50 east of Placerville for approximately 21 miles to Ice House Road. At the river take a left and go north 28 miles, then veer right at the fork in the road and continue 9 miles to Red Fir Group campground.
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