Camping in Loon Lake Chalet – Eldorado National Forest, CA

Loon Lake Chalet CampgroundLocated at an elevation of 6,348 feet, Loon Lake Chalet Campground is nestled in the granite bowls and lodgepole red fir forest surrounding Loon Lake. The chalet has excellent views of the Sierras and the Lake.

The chalet is open to the public weekends and holidays in the winter from 9am to 3pm. Rental on winter weekends is from 3pm to 8:30 am. There is a sleeping loft on the third floor that is part of the rental and not opens to the public. A Ranger is in residence on duty, staying in the patrol room on the bottom floor.

Loon Lake Chalet Campground has electric heat, lights, and stove. There is a propane fireplace for comfort. The kitchen has a range, hot and cold water, sink, microwave, and refrigerator, small dryer and coffee pot. There are 12 sleeping mats available, but the complete facility can fit up to 20 people. Furniture includes a seating area made up of a queen-size futon couch and Adirondack couches facing the fireplace, tables, and benches. Outside there is a large deck with tables, and benches.

There is summer motorcycling and four-wheel driving. The chalet is the center of the Loon Lake Winter Recreation Area which has multiple backcountry ski trails.

Loon Lake Chalet Campground

Things To Do:

  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Picnicking
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Snowshoeing
  • Skiing

Loon Lake Chalet Campground


  • Access Trails
  • Summer Rubicon Ohv Trail Acces
  • Water Drinking


Loon Lake Chalet Campground

Special Notes:
Reservations must be made at least 7 day in advance.
Bring tire chains; roads may not be plowed on weekends and holidays.
Renters MUST contact the Pacific Ranger Station at least 7 days in advance of arrival date at 530-644-2349, to arrange access, check-in and for current conditions..
No refunds for bad weather unless Ice House Road is not passable.
Pets or dogs are NOT allowed in Loon Lake Chalet.

Read detailed information on this facility under ‘campground details’ on this site or visit l dorado/recreation/cabins/

Renters MUST contact Pacific Ranger District at to arrange for permit, access, check-in, and find out current conditions. You will be given the combination to the facility at that time. You must be at least 18 years old to reserve this site.

Loon Lake Chalet Campground

Loon Lake Chalet (CA)
7887 HWY 50
Pollock Pines CA 95726
Phone Park for More Information: (530)644-2349

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
38.98333, -120.32083

Driving direction:
Highway 50 east of Placerville 21 miles, turn left on Ice House Road. Go 25 miles north to fork in road. Turn east (right) on fork and drive 6 miles, pass the Loon Lake Campground turn-off, then 3/4 of a mile to the Chalet. Pick up permit and key from the Pacific Ranger Station. 530-644-2349.
Click Here for a Map and Direction to Loon Lake Chalet.

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About TDavis

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