Van Vleck Bunkhouse


Campground Type
Forest Service / BLM

Northwest of Two Peaks East.
Northern California

Campground Details

Open: Seasonal
Number of Sites: 1

About: Built in 1957, Van Vleck Bunkhouse is the last remaining building at the Van Vleck Ranch site. The area was operated as a cattle ranch from the 1860's to the 1960's. The ten foot by ten foot front deck overlooks the 40 acre meadow and the Tells Peak portion of the Crystal Range of the Sierra Nevada. Since acquiring the facility in 1997, the Forest Service has renovated the Bunkhouse to make it available to the public.

Water: Yes

Restrooms: Flush Toilet

Directions: Highway 50, go 21 miles east of Placerville and turn left on the Ice House Riverton road. Go 23 miles north and turn right on the Tells Creek Road. Go 5 miles east and turn left on the gated dirt/gravel road to the Bunkhouse which is 0.5 mile on the left side. Winter access is from the Loon Lake parking area. From Highway 50, go 28 miles north on Icehouse road and take the right fork to Loon Lake. Go 5 miles to the plowed parking area at the entrance to the campground road. Pick up permit and gate combination from the Pacific Ranger Station. 530-644-2349 .

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