Loon Lake Campground - west of Lake Tahoe

Loon Lake Campground

Eldorado National Forest / Pacific Ranger District

Loon Lake is a beautiful cold water lake west of Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.  At 6,500 feet the rugged surroundings provided a spectacular backdrop to your outdoor adventure.

The campground offers about 65 sites with a good mix of reservable and first-come-first-served sites to accommodate tents, RV's, horses and groups.  Loon Lake Campground is open through the month of September but all sites become first-come-first-served after Labor Day.

In addition to playing and fishing in the lake, horseback riding and hiking into the Desolation Wilderness are popular activities.

The nearby Rubicon Trail is a challenging OHV trail that leads from Loon Lake across the Sierra crest then down to Lake Tahoe.  According to DiscoverEchoSummit.com, "It has the reputation for being a very difficult 4-wheel route, due to its narrow passages, rocky climbs, and occasional mud holes."  Read more about the Rubicon Trail at Rubicontrail.org