The ample shade and fresh smell of cedar and pine trees at Indian Springs Campground are sure to please any treehugger. There is a bit of noise from the nearby road, but you’ll hardly notice when you’re floating beneath the trees in the campground swimming hole. There are plenty of walk-in tent sites here, along with standard sites and a few for smaller trailers. Each site offers a fire pit, picnic table and all sites but the walk-ins have paved parking too (luxurious!). Restrooms and water are easily accessible too, so you’ll be able to set up camp quickly and spend more time givin’ out tree snuggles.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
35 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


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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 Summer 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 Indian Springs Campground.

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Samara C.
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 9th, 2015

"A bit of noise from the nearby road?" Seriously, Highway 80 is louder than my obnoxious apartment neighbors. Incessant roar all night, punctuated with occasional train racket (with whistle). Not my idea of a peaceful weekend.

That said, the swimming hole and waterfalls are really special and the campground is decent and not crowded, even on Labor Day weekend. Site #9 was private and prettier than a lot of the others, though near the road (not that it matters--it's deafening everywhere).

There are amazing hikes nearby, so if you can stand the noise it's totally worth it. We lit a fire, put on some tunes, opened a bottle of wine, and felt glad our laughter was drowned out by semis. For a night of rest, be sure to bring good earplugs.

Hipcamper Susannah
Susannah L.
doesn't recommend this listing.
June 23rd, 2019

Right next to Highway 80 (you can look up and see the freeway) - the freeway noise is unbearable! Woke up at 1am from the noise and just left - it was that bad.

Hipcamper Kristin Y.
recommends this listing.
May 15th, 2019
Tahoe National Forest
United States
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(530) 994-3401
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39.328° N, 120.569° W
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 28 Sites
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