Downieville and Sierraville Area Campgrounds

Sierraville, California

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A large portion of Tahoe National Forest covers most of the High Forest near Downieville and Sierraville, providing woodlands, lakes, rivers, and streams for outdoor enjoyment. Five large manmade lakes offer a variety of water sports. The era of the gold rush is brought to life along the Yuba Donner National Scenic Byway, which travels to both slopes of the Sierra Nevada as it follows the North Yuba River from Truckee to Nevada City. Of particular interest is the portion of the byway between Bassetts and Oregon Creek, known as “49 Miles on Highway 49,” with its quaint gold rush towns along the river. Campgrounds included in this eTrail are: Bullards Bar Reservoir, Ramshorn, Rocky Rest, Indian Valley, Fiddle Creek, Cal-Ida, Carlton Flat, Union Flat, Loganville, Wild Plum, Salmon Creek, Sardine Lake, Diablo, Berger, Packsaddle, Snag Lake, Sierra, Chapman Creek, Yuba Pass, Cottonwood, Cold Creek, Bear Valley, Jackson Meadow Reservoir, Lower Little Truckee, Upper Little Truckee, Stampede Reservoir, and Lookout.
Camping Northern California

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Camping Northern California

by Richard McMahon (Falcon Guides)

A large portion of Tahoe National Forest covers most of the High Forest near Downieville and Sierraville, providing woodlands, lakes, rivers, and streams for outdoor enjoyment. Five large manmade lakes offer a variety of water sports. The era of the gold rush is brought to life along the Yuba Donner National Scenic Byway, which travels to both slopes of the Sierra Nevada as it follows the North Yuba River from Truckee to Nevada City. Of particular interest is the portion of the byway between Bassetts and Oregon Creek, known as “49 Miles on Highway 49,” with its quaint gold rush towns along the river. Campgrounds included in this eTrail are: Bullards Bar Reservoir, Ramshorn, Rocky Rest, Indian Valley, Fiddle Creek, Cal-Ida, Carlton Flat, Union Flat, Loganville, Wild Plum, Salmon Creek, Sardine Lake, Diablo, Berger, Packsaddle, Snag Lake, Sierra, Chapman Creek, Yuba Pass, Cottonwood, Cold Creek, Bear Valley, Jackson Meadow Reservoir, Lower Little Truckee, Upper Little Truckee, Stampede Reservoir, and Lookout.

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Activity Type: Campgrounds, Fishing, Hiking
Nearby City: Sierraville
Campsites: 38 Separate campgrounds
Season & Limits: Spring to fall
Additional Use: Boat Launch, Swimming
Local Contacts: Tahoe National Forest
Topo Map: Downieville and Sierraville Area Campgrounds Topographic Map
Guide Book: Camping Northern California Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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