Sunset El Dorado National Forest Campground

Sunset El Dorado National Forest Campground Overview

Sunset Campground is situated on the shores of Union Valley Reservoir, among the towering cedar and Ponderosa pines of Eldorado National Forest. Aptly named, the campground is a fantastic destination for colorful sunset views over the lake. All water activities are popular here, but it’s also fun to bring a bike and explore the neighboring bike trail.

Eldorado includes the famed gold mining territory of the 1800s. Remnants of the days of the California Gold Rush can be found all around the region.

Sunset Campground sits in the Crystal Basin at an elevation of 5,000 feet. Some sites are fully shaded while others sit in a meadow. The large campground has 131 single-unit sites including 30 tent-only spots. Amenities include a boat ramp with an accessible boarding dock, a paved parking area, dump station, vault toilets and drinking water. A swimming beach is also located onsite.

 

  • Reservations:
  • Coordinates:
    Lat. 38.865830 / Long. -120.405000
  • Elevation:
    5,000
  • Season:
    Year Round
  • Campsites:
    131
  • Toilets:
    Vault
  • Water:
    Yes
  • Hookups:
    No
  • Showers:
    Yes
  • Dump Station:
    No
  • Fire Pits:
    Yes
  • Picnic Tables:
    Yes
  • Area Features:
    Lake, River, Fishing, Water Sports, Boating, Hiking, Backpacking, Swimming, Wildlife Viewing
  • Weather:
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