Big Bend Group Campground offers two group sites for up to 25 people each. Reserve one and spend your day fishing on the South Yuba River with your crew, whipping up a warm dinner is easy since your site comes with a fire pit and picnic table. OR make friends with the other group campground and play a sick game of capture the flag. We’re gonna suggest you do both. If you need a little solitude, Big Bend Visitors center is a short walk away for more exploring.
Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
2 sites
Up to 25 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair 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 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 Big Bend Campground.

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Hipcamper Melody
Melody W.
recommends this listing.
August 1st, 2019

This place is beautiful, accessible and great for groups. There are just two sites, so you can easily rent both for a big group and have the whole place to yourself. It's across the bridge from the fire station and you have a nice chunk of river to play in.
Each site has a bunch of tables and a big fire ring and a BBQ. You can hear the freeway sound which isn't ideal, but the other amenities really make up for it. Just bring earplugs for sleeping.

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Hipcamper Melody
Melody W.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 1st, 2019

This is truly a hidden gem. Right off the freeway so there is that ambient noise, but it's also very convenient to get to. The river is low and slow and perfect for floating and swimming.

It's just two big sites, so we rented both of them. There's plenty of parking and the toilets are clean.

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Tahoe National Forest
United States
Phone Number
(530) 994-3401
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Official Website
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39.306° N, 120.52° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer - Group: 2 Sites
(Up to 25 people per site)