Highway 20 Campgrounds

Tahoe National Forest



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Highway 20 Campgrounds

From Nevada City Highway 20 leads 27 miles east until it connects with Interstate 80 near Emigrant Gap. Along Highway 20 are two campgrounds, White Cloud and Skillman Horse Camp. The Pioneer Trail parallels Highway 20, making a great place for equestrians, hikers, and mountain bikers. In the winter cross country skiers use the trail. The new Inn Town Campground on the outskirts of Nevada City is attracting a lot of favorable reviews.

Near Highway 20 are Scotts Flat Reservoir, Lake Spaulding, and all the lakes and trails accessed from Bowman Lake Road.

Inn Town Campground

Located off the Gold Flat Road exit on Highway 20/49 in Nevada City, the new Inn Town Campground opened in 2016.
Address: 9 Kidder Ct., Nevada City, CA   Inn Town Campground

Campground Amenities

  • Tent camping, RV sites with hook-ups, and Glamping sites (furnished platform tents)
  • Camp store, kitchen, laundry, TV, reading nooks, swimming pool, and BBQ
  • Situated in a beautiful pine forest
  • Close to Narrow Guage Railroad Museum, Chinese miner's cemetery, and historic Nevada City
  • Creat cycling, hiking on local trails, bosting at nearby Scotts Flat Lake.

Reservations: Inn town Camnpground Reservationa
Fees: Tent site $45-$50, RV with hook-ups $50-$65, Glamping $90-$100

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White Cloud Campground

Located in a wooded area at 4,200 feet, off Highway 20, eleven miles east of Nevada City. The campground is usually open from late-May to the end of September.

Campground Amenities

  • 46 campsites (41 sites for tents or RVs and 5 tent-only campsites)
  • Vault toilets, piped water, dump station
  • Picnic tables, grills, fire rings
  • Pioneer Trail nearby for hiking, equestrian, and mountain biking
  • Burlington Motorcycle Trail System nearby

Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or Recreation.gov - White Cloud Campground
Fees: $24 per site, $5 for extra vehicle

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Skillman Horse Campground

Located at 4,600 feet, 15 miles east of Nevada City off Highway 20. The campground is designated for campers with horses. Each site can accommodate up to 6 people, 4 horses, and 2 vehicles. A group area is made up from 5 smaller sites and can accommodate up to 36 people, 24 horses, and 12 vehicles. Large trucks and trailers will require the space of multiple vehicles. The campground is usually open from the end of May through the end of September.

Campground Amenities

  • 12 campsites, vault toilets, piped water
  • Picnic tables, fire rings, grills
  • Corrals: Site 4 has 2 corrals, sites 7,9,13, and 15 each have one corral
  • Hitching posts and horse troughs
  • Pioneer Trail nearby for hiking, equestrian, and mountain biking

Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or Recreation.gov - Skillman Horse Campground
Fees: $18 - $24 for single unit, $48 for double site, $110 for group site, $300 for entire campground

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Scotts Flat Lake Campgrounds

Scotts Flat Lake Campgrounds are privately owned and open to the public. The campgrounds are along the north shore of the lake and are open year-round. To reach the campgrounds, drive east from Nevada City 5 miles on Highway 20 and turn south onto on Scotts Flat Road.
Scotts Flat Lake

Campground Amenities

  • 171 RV, trailer and tent sites, 4 group campsites for up to 20, 30, 40, and 100
  • No RV hook-ups
  • Hot showers (fee), flush toilets, playground, swimming beach
  • Store, marina, boat rentals, dump stations
  • Boating, water skiing, fishing

Reservations: (530) 265-5302 ($7.50 reservation fee)
Rates: $25 - $40 per night

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