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Camping near Truckee

It's all majestic mountains and raging rivers in Truckee—come for the boating, hiking, and biking.

Outdoor stays for every style

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Truckee sits high in the mountains of California, just 15 miles from Lake Tahoe. In a state packed with breathtaking campsites, this tiny town holds its own. Camp by the clear, cold waters of the Truckee River, and go off-grid in the wild Alpine scenery. Or, come home each evening to the comforts of a cozy RV park.

Launch your canoe just a few feet from your picnic table at the Prosser Family Campground. Situated on the banks of a reservoir off of Highway 89, this area is great for hiking, mountain biking, and fishing. RVs are welcome; for larger rigs, nearby Boca Campground offers more room to maneuver.

At Donner Memorial State Park, wake up to views of the granite peaks rising over Donner Lake. Families love Granite Flat Campground, which features a baseball field and forested campsites. Prefer a more rustic trip? Soak in the silence at Alder Creek, where primitive sites are scattered among the trees.

When the snow melts, the area around Truckee buzzes with activity. Spring brings high-speed river rafting; sunny summer days are warm enough for swimming. During fall hiking and paddling trips, you’re rewarded with vistas filled with brightly colored leaves. Winter comes with heavy snows that are perfect for downhill sports, ice skating, and cross-country skiing.

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