Yellowjacket is a picturesque campground within the Eldorado National Forest's Crystal Basin in Kyburz, California. The campground sits on the northern shore of the Union Valley Reservoir, which offers visitors plenty of recreational opportunities. There are 40 campsites at Yellowjacket, and several of them can accommodate RVs up to 30 feet. Campsites are positioned among cedars and Ponderosa pines to give campers shade and privacy. Your furry family members are welcome at Yellowjacket; just keep them on a leash and make sure they're always attended.
Each campsite at the Yellowjacket Campground comes with a fire ring and grill, a picnic table, and a food locker to prevent drawing bears to the area. The campground has drinking water and a dump station, and you'll also find a self-pay station and a picnic area. Up to six people are permitted at each campsite and second vehicles are allowed at single sites for a $7 daily fee.
You'll never run out of things to do at Yellowjacket Campground, and there are activities nearby to keep campers of all ages busy. Boating, swimming, and fishing are permitted in the Union Valley Reservoir, and campers have access to a boat ramp for $7 a day near the campsite as well as boat trailer parking. All of the lakes and streams in the Crystal Basin are open for fishing, and your catch of the day could be rainbow, brown, or mackinaw trout and Kokanee salmon. Campers also have access to several nearby hiking and biking trails. The Union Valley Bike Trail is a paved 5.8-mile path that connects several campgrounds in the Crystal Basin. You may also opt for the Bassi Falls Trail, a 4.3-mile journey that's good for all skill levels.
You can book your stay at Yellowjacket Campground as soon as four days before your visit, or up to six months in advance. Half of the campsites are first-come-first-served, but reservations are always recommended so you don't miss out!