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Union Valley Reservoir

  • Description
    Union Valley Reservoir is located approximately 40 miles from Placerville in the pristine El Dorado National Forest. Union Valley is surrounded by pine and granite covered peaks. There are several campgrounds located around the lake providing tent, RV's, and group camping. All boating is permitted as well as jet-skis, water-skiing, and swimming; launch facilities available.

  • Contacts & Information
    Pacific Ranger Station at (530) 644-6048. Ice House Resort (530) 293-3321. Camping Reservations (800) 280-CAMP.
    General Information


  • Size
    2,412 Surface Acres

  • Elevation
    4,800 feet above sea level

  • Species of Fish
    Rainbow Trout
    Brown Trout
    Kokanee Salmon
    Smallmouth Bass
    Fish Identification Encyclopedia


  • Location
    Closest Services: resort on Ice House Road.
    Directions to: Pollock Pines
    Directions to Lake: From Pollock Pines, on Hwy 50; go E 9 mi. to Ice House Rd., near Riverton. Turn N on Ice House Rd., toward Crystal Basin, go 10.5 mi. to Ice House Reservoir turn-off. 1) Turn E, go 1.5 mi. to Ice House Res. 2) Stay on Ice House Rd., go 5.5 mi. farther. Turn W, go 1.5 mi. to Union Valley Reservoir.


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