California Job - Union Valley Reservoir - Ice House

Upper and Lower Ice House Campgrounds

Eldorado National Forest / Pacific Ranger District

 Approx. Open/Close Dates:   Mid-May to Mid-October
Approx. Hours/Week/Couple:   30 - 60
Available Utilities:    W, S
# of Host Sites:   3
# of Campsites:   83; day use area
# of Restrooms:   4 vault, 4 toilets
Elevation:   5500 feet

2 Host couples live in Upper and Lower Ice House Campgrounds to care for the 83 sites.  The third couple cares for the day use area.

The campgrounds are located on the shores of Ice House Reservoir, about 12 miles from Riverton.  Campers come to Ice House to fish, hike, and mountain bike around the cold, clear waters of the reservoir. 

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California Job - Union Valley Reservoir - Yellowjacket

Yellowjacket Campground

Eldorado National Forest / Pacific Ranger District

 Approx. Open/Close Dates:   Mid-May to Early September
Approx. Hours/Week/Couple:   30 - 40
Available Utilities:    W, S
# of Host Sites:   1
# of Campsites:   40
# of Restrooms:   6 vault, 6 toilets
Elevation:   4900 feet

The campground is located on the north shore of Union Valley Reservoir in a mixed conifer forest, about 23 miles from Riverton.  Campers come out to fish, swim, and boat in the lake, and hike and bike local trails. 

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California Job - Union Valley Reservoir - Loon Lake

Loon Lake Campground

Eldorado National Forest / Pacific Ranger District

 Approx. Open/Close Dates:   Mid-June to Mid-October
Approx. Hours/Week/Couple:   40 - 50
Available Utilities:    W, S
# of Host Sites:   2
# of Campsites:   77; 2 groups
# of Restrooms:   12 vault, 12 toilets
Elevation:   6400 feet

2 host couples live in Loon Lake Campground.  Each couple requires 40 - 50 hours/week.

The campground is located on the shores of Loon Lake, about 30 miles north of Riverton on Primary Forest Route 3.  At an elevation of 6500 feet, the cold, crystal clear waters of the reservoir are great for fishing, swimming and boating.  Local trails leading to the Desolation Wilderness Area are frequented by hikers and horseback riders. 

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California Job - Union Valley Reservoir - Pacific Area Managers

Pacific Area Managers

Eldorado National Forest / Pacific Ranger District

Approx. Open/Close Dates:   Early May to Mid-October
Approx. Hours/Week/Couple:   salary
Available Utilities:    W, S, E
# of Campgrounds:   8
# of Hosts:   18 - 21 couples, 1 - 2 singles
Elevation:   5000 feet

Area Managers live at the Crystal Basin Information Station site near Union Valley Reservoir.  The Assistant Area Managers and maintenance couple also live here.  There is a large maintenance building for storage and equipment maintenance and also contains an office.  All work is accomplished from this building and out in the campgrounds.

Located near Union Valley Reservoir, this is the central location where visitors come for maps and information.  Campers come to the area to sail on the lake, fish, boat, hike and enjoy the beautiful scenery and wildlife of the Crystal Mountains.  We have no responsibilities in the Information Center itself.

This area consists of the following campgrounds (typical # of hosts): 

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California Job - Union Valley Reservoir - Gerle Creek

Gerle Creek Campground

Eldorado National Forest / Pacific Ranger District

 Approx. Open/Close Dates:   Mid-May to Mid-September
Approx. Hours/Week/Couple:   40 - 50
Available Utilities:    W, S
# of Host Sites:   1
# of Campsites:   50
# of Restrooms:   7 vault, 7 toilets
Elevation:   5300 feet

One host couple cares for this facility.

The campground sits on the banks of the Gerle Creek Fork of Gerle Creek Divide Reservoir, about 40 miles from Riverton.  Campers come out to fish and hike. 

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California Job - Union Valley Reservoir - Fashoda

Fashoda Campground

Eldorado National Forest / Pacific Ranger District

 Approx. Open/Close Dates:   Mid-May to Early September
Approx. Hours/Week/Couple:   30 - 45
Available Utilities:    W, S
# of Host Sites:   1
# of Campsites:   30
# of Restrooms:   7 vault, 7 toilets, 6 showers
Elevation:   4900 feet

Fashoda Campground is located on the east side of Union Valley Reservoir, about 15 miles from Riverton.  There are 30 single campsites at this location.  Campers come out to fish in the reservoir, boat, hike, and enjoy the varied local wildlife. 

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