Adventures Tagged: Crystal Basin

Camping at Sunset Campground in Crystal Basin Recreation Area Camping at Sunset Campground in Crystal Basin Recreation Area Camping at Sunset Campground in Crystal Basin Recreation Area

Sunset Campground in Crystal Basin Recreation Area offers fairly spacious sites with great access to Union Valley Reservoir. A great place to camp.

Free Campsite in West Point Campground Free Campsite in West Point Campground Free Campsite in West Point Campground

Stayed here for free during “Labor Week” 2010 as a staging for backpacking the following day. We fished at the dam of Union Valley Reservoir and spent one night here. Wasn’t too bad.

Dispersed camping (and gear) at Union Valley Reservoir Dispersed camping (and gear) at Union Valley Reservoir Dispersed camping (and gear) at Union Valley Reservoir

A friend and I took a dispersed camping trip and what I’ll refer to as super ultra-lightweight backpacking. The location? the Southwest end of Union Valley Reservoir in Crystal Basin near Kyburz, CA off highway 50.

Backwoods campsite on Silver Creek Backpacking South Fork of Silver Creek Backpacking trip in Crystal Basin

Crystal Basin offers dispersed camping and is an area full of forests and fairly natural-looking reservoirs. This is a backpacking trip near the South Fork of Silver Creek and Ice House Reservoir.

Camping at Crystal Basin Recreation Area Camping at Crystal Basin Recreation Area Camping at Crystal Basin Recreation Area

Crystal Basin off Hwy 50 is a great summertime play place for camping, hiking, biking, fishing and boating. Just west of Desolation Wilderness the area offers wonderful views and some great hiking. Try the dispersed camping for a free campground you have to yoursel(f/ves).