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Tent Sites
Fires Unknown
Pets Allowed
Water Unknown
About Silver Creek Camp Ground
Silver Creek, located in the Crystal Basin area, offers a fun atmosphere with beautiful scenery for group gatherings. The Ice House Reservoir is less than 2 miles away, providing fun options for motor boating, jet skiing and more. Eldorado National Forest includes the famed gold mining territory of the 1800s. Remnants of the days of the California Gold Rush are all around the region. Natural Features: Silver Creek sits under canopy of conifers like the ponderosa pine. The South Fork Silver Creek runs through the southern end of the campground, providing a peaceful soundtrack with its gently flowing water. The Eldorado Forest is in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, an area known for granite peaks, alpine lakes and pine forest. An abundance of wildlife can be found within the Sierra Nevada Range, including black bears, mule deer, bobcat, gray fox, bighorn sheep, pikas, martens and a variety of squirrels. Several species of reptiles, amphibians and birds also inhabit the area. Recreation: Swimming and fishing are both excellent recreation options on the creek. Rainbow and brown trout are found in these waters. The nearby Ice House Campground is convenient for access to Ice House Reservoir. Here, campers can swim, sunbathe, canoe or go water skiing. Hikers and mountain bikers can also find trails in the area. Facilities: No drinking water is available, so bring water or use properly boiled stream water. The group site can accommodate 40 guests for tent camping. The sites include 9 walk-to units and 4 sites with parking spurs. There is a central kitchen area for cooking. Here, there is one large group fire ring. This is the only fire ring at the site. Parking is only in the parking lot (more campground details). A dump station is provided at nearby Ice House Campground, and showers are at Fashoda Campground. Nearby Attractions: The Desolation Wilderness is nearby, offering the opportunity to get away from the crowds and enjoy the serenity of nature. ACTIVITIES Biking: Mountain Biking Boating Fishing Hiking Water Sports: Water Skiing Wildlife Viewing Swimming Site
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USDA Forest Service
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Pets Allowed
Silver Creek Camp Ground is located in California
38.816 N
-120.381 W
Get Directions
Travel 23 miles east of Placerville on Highway 50. Turn north andtravel 9 miles on Forest Road 3 (Ice House Road). Look for signsto Silver Creek Campground.
1 Review of Silver Creek Camp Ground
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We're not really about the big crowds- staying here still allowed us to be close to Tahoe but far enough away for a nice private campsite with great hammock trees!