Camping at Jenkinson Lake
Camping at Jenkinson Lake is big fun. Many campsites are on or near the water with direct beach access.
Sly Park Recreation area
El Dorado National Forrest, has a really neat cabin just down the road in the Sly Park Recreational Area. Sly Guard Cabin
Tom Steinstra has the best books on Camping and Hiking, I have found them very useful over the years.