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Ice House Reservoir

Ice House ReservoirEnjoy information on Ice House Reservoir in California where you can enjoy boat rentals, jet ski, water sports, and lake tours.  This reservoir has a moderate elevation of 5440 feet, and is nestled in the rolling hills along South Fork of Silver Creek.  The clear lake lies over 10 miles west and below the watershed's headwaters as it tumbles off of Mount Price near the peak of the Crystal Range within the Desolation Wilderness.  A paved boat ramp for launching moderate-sized power boats is free of charge and located in the Ice House Campground area just north of the dam.  A paved road provides access into the lake from Highway 50 or the Wentworth Springs Road via Georgetown.  All boating and craft are permitted and our rental services can accommodate you requests.  Both waterskiing, tubing, wakeboarding, and jet skiing are popular and fun for all size groups.  You can enjoy wind sailing and small sailboats especially in the afternoons.

There are three campgrounds which include; 1. Ice House Campground overseen by the Pacific Ranger District, Eldorado National Forest.  Generally open May 1-November 1. Includes 83 camping sites a few are easily to moderately wheelchair accessible, vault toilets, no hookups or showers.  2. Northwind Campground is operated by the Pacific Ranger District. Generally open May 1-November 1. Includes 9 units all of which are available for tent, trailer or R.V. 2 two-family units. The one vault toilet is wheelchair accessible, but none of the campsites. No hook-ups or showers. Dump station located at Ice House Campground.  3. Strawberry Point Campground is operated by the Pacific Ranger District. Generally open May 1-November 1. Includes 10 units all of which are available for tent trailer or R.V.   Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance for our watercraft rentals and charters.