South Fork Group Campground and Camping

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About the Campground

South Fork Group Campground is located in the Crystal Basin Recreation Area at 5200 feet in elevation. This campground provides the only group facility with capacity for more than 50 people within the Crystal Basin. This campground has capacity of 125 people. Its location away from the highly developed recreation facilities on the reservoirs offers a unique opportunity for large groups. With 15 individual family sites, this facility is capable of handling groups who choose to camp in small family units or as large groups. A small parking area in the lower end of the camp provides parking for a bus or multiple cars. A group cooking area with food preparation tables and double grills is currently being developed. With the South Fork of the Rubicon River located within walking distance, this facility provides fishing, swimming, and other water-play opportunities. Potable water and electricity are not provided. For local information call Eldorado National Forest Visitor Information at 530-644-6048. Renters are encouraged to go to the following website for more details on the facility:

Services & Amenities

Within Facility
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Garbage Service
  • Group Camping Facility
  • Picnic Tables
  • Stream
  • Swimming
  • Vault Toilet
Within 10 Miles
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Dump Station
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Off Road Vehicle Trail
  • Restaurants


Peak Season
May 22 2010 -
Sep 06 2010
Peak Season
May 22 2011 -
Aug 31 2011

Alerts and Important Information Reservations must be made at least 4 days in advance. This facility does not have water or electricity. You will need to bring water, boil stream water, or fill your containers at the Sunset or Yellowjacket boat ramps. Please keep your camp clean, store your food properly, and lock dumpsters at all times to prevent problems with bears and other wildlife. No refunds for bad weather. Golden Passports do not apply to group camps. Pets must be on a leash at all times. It is a county law and helps protect pets from wildlife. Riding OHV's in campground is not allowed.

Campground Contact Information

Open From: Jun 18 2010 to Jun 14 2011
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Campground Reservations: South Fork Group
Campground Phone: 530-647-5415
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777

Sacramento, CA

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More About South Fork Group Campground

South Fork Group is a campground located in Sacramento, California. This is a US Forest Service campground. All reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777.

To find this campground check the map shown above, or enter -120.5206 latitude, and -120.5206 longitude into your GPS device.

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