Change out of your skivvies and into your suit as fast as you can set up your tent (or park your RV) at North Fork Campground. There’s a super sweet swimmin’ hole right on the grounds! Take a dip or cast a line for trout until your heart’s content before drying out by your fire pit. Want a little solitude? Choose one of their walk-in sites.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
17 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers 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 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 North Fork Campground.

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Hipcamper Brooke
Brooke L.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 16th, 2017

Nice spring provides the drinking water. Beautiful area but some of the other campers can be loud.

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Hipcamper Kristi
Kristi F.
recommends this listing.
July 5th, 2018

I wish I could keep this to myself. This one is a gem. Easy-ish hikes to waterfalls crisp clear running water, and the tastiest spring water you will ever find at a campsite.

This beach area is about 2 minutes away from the campsites on the way to Onion Valley.  A short but decent hike past the sites will bring you to this waterfall which leads to clear deep pools of crisp, cold water.  You are welcome.Your next campsite is right behind me when I took this picture.  Just past the beach is this beautiful scenic view of Onion Valley.  The only weird smell we could detect was coming off of us.  :)
Hipcamper Natalie Carmen
Natalie Carmen R.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 23rd, 2019

The North Fork Campground sign is gone so if it's your first time going there it's the first camp on your right 6 miles up. There is no host on site and no stores near by so take everything you will need.
The Ranger does come by daily to stock vault toilet paper. That's it. We stayed in site #7 for 5 days and think it's one of the best sites, ground level and feets of the raging creek. It's a small family oriented campground with happy campers. The trail to the waterfall is just 1 mile between site 8 and 9. I would return again and highly recommend it. It has both lots of shade and sunny areas.
Although I love site #7 it is very rocky. I don't have trouble walking but kept tripping over the rocks. It may be tricky for some folks.

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Suzanne A.
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February 17th, 2019


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December 19th, 2018
Hipcamper Joe M.
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September 25th, 2017
Tahoe National Forest
United States
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(530) 994-3401
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39.27° N, 120.659° W
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