Monday, June 10, 2013

Crystal Basin Recreation Area CA

June 6 – 2013 Thurs
While trying to escape the triple digit temperatures in the central valley I took a day trip up to the Crystal Basin Area above Pollock Pines CA. This area is well worth a visit. It is closed in the winter months, but is open from about Memorial Day to Labor Day depending on the weather. Actilvites include fishing, hiking, birding, kayaking and camping. I could get my 18’ trailer in any campsite, but most sites are limited in length. I camped with a friend up here a couple of years ago and she found a site to park her 30’ class A RV. As is the case in many National Forest campgrounds many of the campgrounds in this area are run by a contract concessionaire. All US passes are still acceptable. My senior pass was good for 50% off the camping fee or day use fee.
If you do visit the area, bring all the food and supplies you will need during your stay. Plan on dry camping. There are a couple of dump stations available. 

The scenery is breathtaking.
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Memorial to Air Tanker Pilots on the way up to Crystal Basin CA

Big Hill Vista Point - Crystal Basin CA

Map of the "Stairway of Power" - Crystal Basin CA
Loon Lake Campground - Crystal Basin CA
Loon Lake - Crystal Basin CA
Loon Lake - Crystal Basin CA
Ice House Lake - Crystal Basin CA
Crystal Basin Wilderness Area CA
Fox Sparrow - Crystal Basin CA

1 comment:

  1. Looks fantastic. Keep up the reporting, exploring and great photos!!!

    ~ Christy