• icon-facebook
  • icon-twitter
  • icon-linkedin
  • icon-pinterest
  • icon-youtube
  • icon-instagram

Ice House Campground Eldorado National Forest California

Ice House Overview

Ice House campground has 82 single-family campsites and is located on the shores of beautiful Ice House Reservoir.

Campground amenities include drinking water, vault toilets, dump station and a boat ramp. Firewood is also available for sale on-site. The nearby resort also has a restaurant, gas and limited groceries. Cell service is fair in the area.

Campsites can accommodate tents, trailers and RVs. Each site also has a table, fire ring and grate. At the RV-only campsite area, there is a shared cooking area with tables and grills.

Other campgrounds in the area include Northwind, Strawberry Point and Silver Creek Group.

Ice House – Area Recreation & Info

Outdoor recreation in the area includes boating, fishing, water sports, hiking, mountain biking, picnicking and wildlife viewing.  The largest Ponderosa pine tree in the country is also located nearby, topping out at over 268 feet!

You may also like Sunset Union Valley Reservoir, Wench Creek, Wrights Lake or Jones Fork campgrounds.

Make a Reservation for Ice House

  • BBQ Grills
  • Boat Launch/Ramp
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campground Host
  • Campsite Tables
  • Cell Service Fair
  • Comfort Station
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • Grills
  • Grocery Store
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms (Vault Toilets)
  • Trash Collection
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Boating (non motorized)
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Lake
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Reservoir
  • Sailboarding
  • Sailing
  • Stargazing
  • Swimming
  • Walking Trails
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Sports
  • Wildlife Viewing
Forest Route 32
El Dorado National Forest, California
Become a Pro Member to See Campground Map

Upgrade to Campsite PRO Membership

Get 20% of availability alerts and enjoy an ad free experience!

Get Started

Make a Reservation

Ice House Availability Alerts

Ice House sold out? Get an alert when a campsite becomes available at Ice House!

Create Campsite Availability Alert
Campsite Types
  • ADA
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
# of Campsites:



Mid May – Mid October



Ice House Photos

No photos yet. If you have photos you'd like to share of Ice House, Contact Us.

Ice House Comments & Reviews

Visited Ice House Campground lately? We'd love to hear about your adventure. Did you find us useful? Did we forget something? Anything our community should know before heading out to Ice House?

6 Comments on “Ice House”

  1. This is one of our favorite places to camp, especially in late summer when the water is warmer. The bathrooms are maintained throughout the day, even on the busiest days. There is a place nearby to rent kayaks (must have a car that can transport them) as well as a boat ramp if you have a boat. The privacy isn’t the best at some of the sites, but if you take note, you can target one where you feel a bit more secluded.

  2. Jeanette Williams says:

    I camped twice at Ice House campground during the past month and both times were very enjoyable! Della, campground host, was very helpful and always answered any questions that I had. We enjoyed kayaking on the lake and an empty beach on a Thursday! People are friendly and the campground is quiet at 10pm! Will definitely be going back in 2021.

  3. It says ice house campground is open for camping until mid October, but recreation.gov only shows until end of September. Is it first come first serve afterwards with a self-pay system?

    • Hi Sean,
      That may be the case (first-come, first-serve after mid September), if it is not closed due to weather. The USFS web page has it as being open through mid-October, but it also indicates reservations area required. I recommend trying to give the Forest Service office a call to confirm: 831-245-6891

Your Comment / Rating / Review:

Your email address will not be published. Required fields marked *

Great Deals on Top Rated Camping Gear

Great Deals on Top Rated Camping Gear

Find everything you need for camping, including hiking supplies, tents, coolers, sleeping bags, cots, survival & first aid, food processing, and more!

Shop Now
Essential Camping Gear and Equipment

Essential Camping Gear and Equipment

Get everything you need to enjoy your outdoor adventures from bags and packs to air beds and sleeping bags, insect repellant, cooler bags, and 2-burner stoves.

Shop Now
Pawtuckaway State Park

Pawtuckaway State Park

New Hampshire

Pawtuckaway State Park Campground has 292 campsites and is located on the shores of beautiful Pawtuckaway Lake. Many having views of the lake.

View Campground
Take the Family on a Perfect Road Trip!

Take the Family on a Perfect Road Trip!

Save up to 25% on your family travel costs in 2021 by booking an RV through RVshare

Find Cheap RV Rentals
Greenbrier State Park

Greenbrier State Park


Outdoor recreation in the area includes boating, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, fishing, hiking, biking and picnicking.

View Campground
Experience RVing

Experience RVing

Take the Family on a Perfect Road Trip! Rent an RV from RVshare

Find Cheap RV Rentals
Jay Cooke State Park

Jay Cooke State Park


Jay Cooke State Park offers one of the best places for bikers, backpackers, horseback riders and skiers to hook up with the Willard Munger State Trail.

View Campground
Earn Money Renting Your RV

Earn Money Renting Your RV

List for free and earn up to $40,000 per year!

Learn More
Lake Perris State Recreation Area

Lake Perris State Recreation Area


Lake Perris offers a variety of water recreation, including swimming, fishing (shore, pier and boat), boating, sailing, waterskiing, and a special area for scuba diving.

View Campground
Banning State Park

Banning State Park


Banning State Park Campground has 34 single-family campsites and is located in a forested area near the Kettle River with plenty to discover.

View Campground
Unique RV Camping

Unique RV Camping

Over 2,000 Wineries, Breweries, Farms and more!

Harvest Hosts is a special type of membership club for RVers, offering overnight RV camping accommodations at 2,365+ locations across North America!

Learn More
Devils Fork State Park

Devils Fork State Park

South Carolina

Devils Fork State Park campground is along the shore of Lake Jocassee. The area allows visitors on boats to drive to remote islands and see sites of waterfalls splitting into two lakes.

View Campground