Time to go camping at Union Valley Reservoir

  • June 25, 2010 · 4:00 PM
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I found the perfect camping location for us at Union Valley Reservior. Located only 65 miles Northeast of Sacramento. Description:
Fashoda Campground is located on the east side of Union Valley Reservoir, all the sites are tent camping, walk-in sites only. This area has lots of forest wildlife and is one of the top trout fishing destinations for northern California. I've reserved 3 campsites all next to each other with a max of 18 people and 6 cars. Depending on how many people we get signed up, the cost should be around $9-10 per person for a two nights stay. They do have a couple more site that I could book if we get enough interested.

There are plenty of fun activities to do in the area, hiking, biking; fishing and swimming are all available. There is also a restaurant and a convenience store located near the campground. Services & Amenities:
Within Facility

•ADA Access
•Access Trails
•Accessible Pit Restroom
•Bbq Grills
•Convenience Store
•Dump Station
•Hiking/Biking Trail
•Iron Ranger
•Scenic Views
•Shower House
•Water Activities
•Water Faucets
•Wildlife Viewing Within 10 Miles
•Banking Services
•Cabin Rental
•Information Station There's so many beautiful hikes that I can't decide which ones to go on. Hikes schedule we be added later. Getting There:
Fashoda (CA)
Pollock Pines CA 95726

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude): [masked], [masked]

Take Hwy 50 east from Placerville for 23 miles. Turn north on Forest Road 3 (Ice House Road) for 15 miles. Road side signs denote campground.

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  • Heidi

    Had a great time camping. Thanks to everybody that made it! Time to plan another camping trip!

    July 1, 2010

  • Karl

    Heidi, thank you for putting together such a great camping outing this weekend. The spots were beautiful with the views of the lake and we had lots of fun!

    June 28, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you Heidi! This wouldn't have happened without you. Great place to camp and the boys had quite the experience hiking to the top of the falls!!

    June 27, 2010

  • Karl

    Here is a general map of the Union Valley reservoir - along with the campsite locations: http://www.smud.org/en/about/Do...­

    June 25, 2010

  • Pam, Paul and Adrian M.

    Hi -- I need to switch with one of the dessert folks if at all possible, because I'd already bought stuff for brownies. I can bring some rolls if that would help. Sorry, I need to shop the weekend before or it doesn't happen!

    We're planning on coming tomorrow night, but we'll be there late -- probably not until 9 or 10:00.

    June 24, 2010

  • Evelyn

    Actually Paula, I think our potluck is Saturday night because of the varying time people will arive Friday night. BUT, we could get a potluck discussion going on the Friday night camping group and go crash theirs!!!!! ;p ;p

    June 23, 2010

  • Paula

    Are we potlucking only on Friday night?

    June 23, 2010

  • Rachel M.

    Evelyn - I'm going, and my son is 17 months old.

    June 22, 2010

  • Evelyn

    Sure Heidi! Both my friend and I have those things, and since we will be together, we wont be needing double! Make sure we set up camp together and we will set everything out to be used! Sound good?

    June 20, 2010

  • Heidi

    Does anybody have a camping stove or lanterns I could borrow? I have a couple tents I can lend out.

    June 19, 2010

  • Pam, Paul and Adrian M.

    I think we probably won't be able to make it on Friday night, since we'll have to pack the car after we get home from work -- but we'll be to the campground early on Saturday morning, in plenty of time for the Bassi Falls hike!

    June 19, 2010

  • Heidi

    I still have 6 spots open for Friday night camping! Who's in?

    June 18, 2010

  • Evelyn

    Remember too that there will be plenty of space all day and evening to hang at the campsites, for those that don't have an overnight spot. Bring your camp chairs, coolers and toys and come spend a nice long day with us! Wear the kiddos out and put them in their PJ's and drive home late ! Also, for those who can do the spur of the moment, I would bring a tent, just in case there are no shows at the campground, but that's just me ;p
    I am brings arts/crafts/toys. We are really excited!!!

    June 18, 2010

  • Monica - R.

    Crazy me is willing to harbor fugitives in my campsite (haha) or you can sleep in my car!! OK probably not a good idea. Wow - such a busy weekend up there! For those on the waiting list and not able to find a site -it does look like the day trips alone are going to be fun!!!

    June 18, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have a BLAST everyone!

    June 18, 2010

  • Karl

    Those on the waiting list should check out Heidi's discussion on additional sites.

    June 8, 2010

  • outsidejay

    Heidi and I are working on something fun :) ... OutSideJay

    June 6, 2010

  • michele

    It will be me and my 8 and a half year old son. Is anyone bringing their dog?

    June 5, 2010

  • Paula

    I have an 8 year old boy and and 11 and 12 year old girls.

    June 3, 2010

  • Evelyn

    I was wondering if people would mind listing the age of their kiddos, so I know if mine would have a playmate or not. Thanks!

    June 2, 2010

  • Heidi

    I haven't been to Bassi Falls, but I keep hearing such great things about it. We'll have to make that one of our hikes on the camping trip.

    May 6, 2010

  • Karl

    We should plan a Bassi Falls hike while we are there. It is right to the campground and a lot of fun for kids (plus there should be a lot of water this time of year).

    May 5, 2010

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