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Wench Creek Campground Eldorado National Forest California

Wench Creek Overview

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Wench Creek campground has 100 single-family campsites  and 2 group campsites  located on the eastern shore of Union Valley Reservoir.  One group site is tent-only, and the other is a standard site for tents, RVs or trailers.

The single-family campsites can accommodate tents, trailers and RVs. These are all first-come, first-serve. Each campsite also has a table, fire ring and grate.

Campground amenities include drinking water and vault toilets. There’s also a boat ramp, picnic areas, swimming beach and a dump station. Firewood is also available for sale from the camp host.

Wench Creek – Area Recreation

The main attraction is the beautiful reservoir which offers a variety of water recreation including boating, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, swimming and sailing. Visitors can also enjoy mountain biking or hiking through  the towering cedar and Ponderosa pines of Eldorado National Forest.  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 is also located next to Union Valley Reservoir.

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  • BBQ Grills
  • Boat Launch/Ramp
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campground Host
  • Campsite Tables
  • Comfort Station
  • Drinking Water
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • Golden Age & Access Passports accepted
  • Grills
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms (Vault Toilets)
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Boating (non motorized)
  • Canoeing
  • Creek
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Kayaking
  • Lake
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Stargazing
  • Swimming
  • Walking Trails
  • Water Sports
  • Wildlife Viewing
Wench Creek
Kyburz, California 95720
530 293-0827
Lat / Long:

38.89028, -120.37722

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Best Campsites

5, 13, 14, 16, 17, 41, 43, 44, 45, 69, 70, 71, 73, 79, 82, 83, 87.

Campsite Types
  • Group
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
# of Campsites:

100 (single family) + 2 (group)


Year Round



Wench Creek Photos & Video

Union Valley Boat Ramp
Union Valley Lake
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Wench Creek Comments & Reviews

Visited Wench Creek 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 Wench Creek?

One Comment on “Wench Creek”

  1. Melissa r watson says:

    it was amazing and the two sisters that work there Kelley and Lorene are awesome very helping and sweet

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