Description

Location, location, location. Upper Truckee Campground puts you at the center of the best that Tahoe National Forest has to offer--fishing that would get even the most seasoned angler giddy, hiking that will get your thighs a burnin’, views that will take your breath away, and nearby Tahoe Mountain Brewery for those with an adventurous palette. A site here on the banks of the Little Truckee River is enough to make a trip worth it, but all the nearby activities really seal the deal.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
22 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking

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

Boating

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

Fishing

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

Hiking

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

Paddling

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

Climbing

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

Swimming

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

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Upper Little Truckee Campground.

Beach
Forest
Lake
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
Waterfall
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Hipcamper Charles
Charles R.
recommends this listing.
August 9th, 2017

Can get very cold at night in the fall.

Hipcamper Robyn
Robyn B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 26th, 2020

This campground is 10 feet away from the road. Not really what I had expected.

Hipcamper Michael M.
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September 9th, 2018
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July 23rd, 2017
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July 22nd, 2017
Park
Tahoe National Forest
State
California
Country
United States
Phone Number
(530) 994-3401
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
39.491° N, 120.245° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer - Group: 1 Site
(Up to 25 people per site)
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 21 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)

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