Tree-hugger types will love this spot; the campsites at Hampshire Rocks Campground are surrounded by confiers, aspen, AND dogwood. Plus, the campsites are conveniently located next to the South Yuba River, and there’s trail access to high-elevation lakes nearby. You might hear a little traffic noise from nearby I-80, but we think the otherwise-awesome location makes up for that.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
15 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


Bikers will find Tahoe to be a mountain biking paradise, with rough roads and unforgettable views. The Downieville ranger distr...Read more


There are hundreds of lakes and many reservoirs within this forest, making motorized and non-motorized boating a go-to acti...Read more


There are huge reservoirs, alpine lakes, rushing rivers, small pools, and everything in between, making this an excellent place...Read more


Hikers searching for incredible views won’t leave disappointed: there are over 500 miles of trails, including the PCT. You can ...Read more

Horseback riding

If you have a horse, bring that fella over to these trails , and if you don’t, there are many local outfitters who can set you...Read more


Kayakers and canoers have plenty of opportunities to row their little boats in the lakes, reservoirs, and streams of this nat...Read more

Wind sports

Nothing beats that fresh mountain air blowing through your hair! Boca Reservoir, Jackson Meadow Reservoir, Stampede Reservoir, ...Read more

Off-roading (OHV)

Looking to take a spin in your off highway vehicle? The Little Truckee Summit trail has gentle slopes and Prosser Hill is an ea...Read more


There isn’t much information about climbing, but Donner Summit has traditional and sport climbing areas to challenge all skill ...Read more

Snow sports

What better way to enjoy the wintertime than to go to Tahoe? Tahoe National Forest offers backcountry wilderness for you to exp...Read more


There’s no shortage of swimming here: you’re welcome to splash in lakes, reservoirs, streams, rivers, and swimming holes under ...Read more

Whitewater paddling

If motor boats aren’t your thing, step up your game with a whitewater trip. The Yuba River and the American River offer amazing...Read more

Wildlife watching

Wildlife watchers won’t be disappointed with Tahoe National Forest. The wetland areas are great places for birding, especially ...Read more


Natural features you'll find at Hampshire Rocks Campground.

River, stream, or...
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Hipcamper Patrick
Patrick P.
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 7th, 2015

Be aware that certain sites have very loud freeway noise from I-80. Generally, the sites by the River and further from I-80 are quieter. If you have an RV, the noise is bearable, but with a tent there's less soundproofing.

Hipcamper Paul
Paul S.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 22nd, 2018

This campground is very pretty, lots of trees and foliage. Do not bring large RVs here, tight turns, trees and overgrown foliage makes it hard to navigate. We camped in #10, which is a drive- through site. We scratched the side of our 28' trailer and had to jockey it around to get it parked and then out again. Not too noisy on the river side of the grounds. Pit toilets were not well taken care of. No dump station for RVs. We camped 7/20 -22/ 2018. The river was very nice for swimming. We felt it was a little high. Overall I'd give it 3 stars.

Hipcamper Sarah H.
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August 29th, 2018
Hipcamper Branden M.
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February 9th, 2017
Tahoe National Forest
United States
Phone Number
(530) 994-3401
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39.31° N, 120.498° W
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Tent Only: 5 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 10 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)
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