Loon Lake USFS Chalet -- El Dorado NF and County, CA
Posted by: sbcamper
N 39° 01.000 W 120° 19.480
10S E 731624 N 4322032
Quick Description: At 6,000+ elev. this lake is preferred for fishing rather than swimming. The chalet is near the end of the paved road, but the center point of an area that is open to winter recreation (snow mobile sometimes).
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 3/13/2012 7:39:22 AM
Waymark Code: WMDZEV
It can be rented for reunions, or family gatherings during the summer. I think it might sleep 20 or more? some on the floor?
This is also near the beginning of the Rubicon jeep trail --
The Sacramento utility district and the forest service maintain the road as long as possible.
Folks must be able to climb stairs. Accomodations are on the second level, there is a large deck. Parking would be for 12 vehicles or more. There is a heliport if you have the means. Extra folk might be allowed to use a support trailer? The nearest camp store is at Ice House during the summer, 20 mins. downhill. Stock up before coming in on the Ice House Rd. from US 50. REMEMBER the ELEVATION.
Always bring cold weather gear. It can be windy too. This is over an hour from the nearest town and should be considered a remote location, depending on when you are there. Jeepers tend to run on 3 day weekends. A good parade?!
Daily, weekly, or monthly rates:
Contact El Dorado Natl. Forest hdqts. at Placerville, CA
probably 1 kitchen area. restrooms at ground level (open for public use).
might be cancelled or unavailable if the fire crew requires it.
Refrigerator?: Depend upon ice chests
Fireplaces in the rooms?:
one log type, bring firewood (not allowed to gather).
Handicap accessible rooms?: No
Restaurant on premises and type of restaurant?:
HA HA, fresh fish
on your own. hope they don't fall in. Lake is 1/4 miles?
Swimming pool?: frigid, no guarantee of showers
Meeting or convention room(s) available?: yes.
Office hours and any seasonal operating times or closed periods?:
no office on site.
closed if road is?
Describe ease of accessibility to the location using a vehicle, hiking, etc.:
1/2 hour or more if you side track north of US highway 50. Last in a chain of hydro lakes on the Ice House Rd. Turn immediately after the highway crosses the American River. Expect many switchbacks.
Office phone number: 530-
Forni Rd., Placerville, CA
possible www. USFS/Calif/El Dorado County
Types of recreation, activities, and attractions nearby:
hiking, fishing, spring wildflowers.
a few miles from the summer boy scout camp, Desolation wilderness area, and Rubicon trail to Emerald Bay at Lake Tahoe. 2 days by jeep.
See topographical maps. Visit the ranger station above Union Valley during summer?
Ask staff at the OTHER campgrounds enroute.
Kitchens or kitchenettes in the rooms?: Not listed
Website of facility: Not listed
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