Union Valley Reservoir Campgrounds

Eldorado National Forest





Union Valley Reservoir Campgrounds

Union Valley Reservoir campgrounds are at about 4,900 feet in elevation and are usually open from Memorial Day weekend through late September. Single sites are limited to 1 vehicle and 6 people. An extra vehicle is allowed for an additional fee if parking space permits. Trailers are counted as vehicles.

Union Valley Reservoir is about 15 miles north of Highway 50 on Ice House Road. All types of boating are allowed in the lake, including jet skiing and waterskiing. The Union Valley Bike Trail connects many of the campgrounds.

map of campgrounds at Union Valley Reservoir, CA

Azalea Cove Campground

Azalea Cove Campground, Tahoe National Forest, CA

Located on the east shore of Union Valley Reservoir. Accessible by bike, foot, or boat only. The campsites are nicely spaced out and are only set back a short distance from the lake.

Campground Amenities

  • 10 campsites, vault toilets, no piped water
  • Picnic tables, grills, fire rings, bear boxes
  • Bike trail passes between the campsites and the lake

Reservations: None
Fees: None

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Big Silver Group Campground

Big Silver Group Campground, Union Valley Reservoir, Tahoe National Forest, CA

Located on a peninsula on the east shore of Union Valley Reservoir.

Campground Amenities

  • 1 - 50 campers, vault and flush toilets, no piped water
  • Picnic tables, fire rings, grills
  • Group campfire ring located close to the river (shown right)
  • Bike trail

Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or Recreation.gov - Big Silver Group Campground
Fees: $50

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Camino Cove Campground

Located on the northwest shore of Union Valley Reservoir.

Campground Amenities

  • 32 campsites, vault toilets, no piped water
  • Picnic tables, fire rings, grills
  • Bike trail, swimming

Reservations: None
Fees: None

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Fashoda Campground

Located on the peninsula on the east shore of Union Valley Reservoir.

Campground Amenities

  • 30 campsites, vault toilets, piped water, showers, dump station
  • Picnic tables, fire rings, grills
  • Boat launch ramp nearby, bike trail, swimming beach

Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or Recreation.gov - Fashoda Campground
Fees: $22

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Jones Fork Campground

Located on the east shore of Union Valley Reservoir. Accessible by bike, foot, or boat only.

Campground Amenities

  • 5 campsites, vault toilets, no piped water
  • Picnic tables, fire rings, grills, bear boxes
  • Bike trail

Reservations: None
Fees: $10

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Lone Rock Campground

Located on the east shore of Union Valley Reservoir.

Campground Amenities

  • 5 campsites, vault toilets, no piped water
  • Picnic tables, fire rings, bear boxes
  • Bike trail

Reservations: None
Fees: None

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Sunset Campground

Located on the east shore of Union Valley Reservoir.

Campground Amenities

  • 131 campsites, vault toilets, piped water, showers at nearby Fashoda Campground
  • Picnic tables, fire rings, grills
  • Boat launch ramp, bike trail, swimming beach

Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or Recreation.gov - Sunset Campground
Fees: $22

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Wench Creek Campground

Located on the north shore of Union Valley Reservoir.

Campground Amenities

  • 100 campsites, vault and flush toilets, piped water
  • 2 group campsites for up to 50 campers, one site is tents only
  • Picnic tables, fire rings, grills
  • Bike trail

Reservations: For group sites only 444-6777 or
Recreation.gov - Wench Creek Group Campsites
Fees: $22 per night for family sites, $130 for group sites

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Westpoint Campground

Located on the west shore of Union Valley Reservoir.

Campground Amenities

  • 8 campsites, vault toilets, no piped water
  • Picnic tables, fire rings, grills
  • Boat launch ramp, bike trail, swimming

Reservations: None
Fees: None

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Wolf Creek Campground

Located on the north shore of Union Valley Reservoir.

Campground Amenities

  • 42 campsites for tents and RVs
  • Vault toilets, piped water
  • Picnic tables, fire rings, grills, bear boxes

Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or Recreation.gov - Wolf Creek Campground
Fees: $22

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Wolf Creek Group Campground

Located on the north shore of Union Valley Reservoir.

Campground Amenities

  • 3 Group sites: #1 holds 1-25 people (walk-in, tents), #2 holds 2-50 people (tents and RVs), #3 holds 3 - 25 people (tents and RVs)
  • Vault toilets, piped water
  • Picnic tables, kitchen area, fire rings, grills, bear boxes

Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or Recreation.gov - Wolf Creek Campground
Fees: Site #1 $90, Sites #2 or #3 $130

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Yellowjacket Campground

Located on the north shore of Union Valley Reservoir.

Campground Amenities

  • 40 campsites for tents and RVs
  • Vault and flush toilets, piped water
  • Picnic tables, fire rings, grills
  • Boat launch ramp, dump station

Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or Recreation.gov - Yellowjacket Campground
Fees: $22

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