Tahoe National Forest Area Campgrounds

Truckee, California

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The centerpiece of this area is magnificent Lake Tahoe. Ringed by snowcapped mountains and lying at an elevation of 6,225 feet, it is the largest and deepest alpine lake in North America. Smaller, less crowded lakes are located in the surrounding Tahoe National Forest, which also features half a million acres of woodland, rivers, and streams, and hundreds of miles of hiking, equestrian, OHV, and mountain biking trails. Also located within the forest is Big Trees Grove, the northernmost stand of giant sequoia in the Sierra Nevada. Campgrounds included in this eTrail are: Fuller Lake, Sanford Lake: Grouse Ridge, Carr Lake, Lindsey Lake, Bowman Lake, McMurray Lake, Weaver Lake, Jackson Creek, Canyon Creek, Faucherie Lake, North Fork, Tunnel Mills, Lake Valley Reservoir, Lake Spaulding, Indian Springs, Woodchuck, Sterling Lake, Big Bend, Hampshire Rocks, Kidd Lake, Donner Memorial, Sagehen Creek, Prosser Reservoir, Boca Reservoir, Boyington Mill, Granite Flat, Goose Meadow, Silver Creek, Martis Creek Lake, Lake Tahoe, Secret House, Robinson Flat, French Meadows Reservoir, and Talbot.
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Camping Northern California

by Richard McMahon (Falcon Guides)

The centerpiece of this area is magnificent Lake Tahoe. Ringed by snowcapped mountains and lying at an elevation of 6,225 feet, it is the largest and deepest alpine lake in North America. Smaller, less crowded lakes are located in the surrounding Tahoe National Forest, which also features half a million acres of woodland, rivers, and streams, and hundreds of miles of hiking, equestrian, OHV, and mountain biking trails. Also located within the forest is Big Trees Grove, the northernmost stand of giant sequoia in the Sierra Nevada. Campgrounds included in this eTrail are: Fuller Lake, Sanford Lake: Grouse Ridge, Carr Lake, Lindsey Lake, Bowman Lake, McMurray Lake, Weaver Lake, Jackson Creek, Canyon Creek, Faucherie Lake, North Fork, Tunnel Mills, Lake Valley Reservoir, Lake Spaulding, Indian Springs, Woodchuck, Sterling Lake, Big Bend, Hampshire Rocks, Kidd Lake, Donner Memorial, Sagehen Creek, Prosser Reservoir, Boca Reservoir, Boyington Mill, Granite Flat, Goose Meadow, Silver Creek, Martis Creek Lake, Lake Tahoe, Secret House, Robinson Flat, French Meadows Reservoir, and Talbot.

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Activity Type: Campgrounds, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding
Nearby City: Truckee
Campsites: 55 Separate campgrounds
Season & Limits: All year, but many only open spring to fall
Additional Use: Boat Launch, Swimming, Boating
Accessibility: Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Local Contacts: Tahoe National Forest; California Department of Parks and Recreation
Topo Map: Tahoe National Forest Area Campgrounds Topographic Map
Guide Book: Camping Northern California Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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