Sort by. There are sites all around the peninsula with beach access. Many forest service roads wind back into the woods and offer excellent places to camp. The fishing can be good too. Located on the north shore of Union Valley Reservoir. Paved bike path from the campground (Union Valley Trail). More than 700 developed drive-in campsites are available, each with a fire ring and barbecue grate and table. Dump station is $10, water available. Sunset Campground is a large camping area on a peninsula along the eastern side of Union Valley Reservoir in the Crystal Basin area of the Eldorado National Forest. Located at 4,800' elevation in the heart of the Crystal Basin, Union Valley Reservoir is the largest lake in the area and has three boat ramps and many seasonal campgrounds, as well as a … This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com. Union valley reservoir in El Dorado National Forest! Loon Lake Chalet and Robbs Hut offer year-round lodging for larger groups. 15. Information for the Crystal Basin Area is handled by the Placerville Ranger District at (530) 644-2324 in Camino year-round and the Crystal Information Station east of Union Valley Reservoir on Ice House Road during the summer. Most spaces are quite a ways from water tho. Campendium users haven't asked any questions about Sunset Campground. Log in or sign up to leave a comment log in sign up. Great lake for boating, canoeing, sailing, fishing, etc. Many RV adventurers are upgrading to lithium batteries because they're a superior alternative to traditional lead-acid batteries. Beautiful spot, clean bathrooms, level pads. Boat-in camping is allowed at Union Valley Reservoir and Loon Lake. Beautiful spot, clean bathrooms, level pads. There is a dump on site ($10). Huge campground, maybe 150 sites in total (between Sunset and Fashoda campgrounds). 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It fills up on the weekend (and the summer), but we were lucky to be there in September when it was very quiet. Amazing dispersed camping! Become a Campendium Supporter and enjoy ad-free browsing plus bonus features! Almost all of El Dorado National Forest is free ( also known as dispersed camping ). Camping. 10 comments. You can camp anywhere up there. Campendium is an Amazon associate site and earns from qualifying purchases. 100% Upvoted. Piped water, trash containers and toilets are available at most campgrounds. Easy entrance/exit, any size rig (in about half of the spots, stay right if you have a big rig). Easy entrance/exit, any size rig (in about half of the spots, stay right if you have a big rig). Unfortunately, it will be closed for the next two years for improvements. Don't miss Bassi Falls if you are in the area. Amazing dispersed camping! Sunset Campground is set in a forest of cedars and Ponderosa pines with beautiful views of the lake. The water sure is fine come summertime! No shower or toilet building, only out houses. Trip Pictures. Popular dispersed camping sites on the Echo Summit - Highway 50 Corridor are in remote parts of the Crystal Basin, along the Silver Fork or the Mormon Emigrant Trail Road. Enjoy! This is such a beautiful place! Fishing Have you written a blog post about Sunset Campground? Posted by 1 month ago. 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 - … The 131 campsites are separated into 3 loops - Sunset, Meadow, and Shady. Limit 14 days in any 30 day period... if recorded by a forest ranger. Campground Amenities. Be the first to add a video for Sunset Campground! I recommend getting a campfire permit ( free - good for a year - mostly just has the rules ) from a ranger station on your way up. Close. Huge campground, maybe 150 sites in total (between Sunset and Fashoda campgrounds). Please select a reason for flagging this item: © 2020 Campendium Inc. All rights reserved. The sites are huge. Campsites are close to a beach, a launch ramp, and the paved … Be the first to add a note for Sunset Campground!