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  Jackson Meadows Camping

Tahoe National Forest




Nine Forest Service campgrounds are located on the shores or close to Jackson Meadows Reservoir. Among them are two group camps, a horse camp (reserved for campers with horses), and a boat-in campground. The campgrounds around the lake are all at about 6,100 feet in elevation. Campers enjoy beautiful views of the Sierra crest.

Jackson Meadows Reservoir has an abundance of recreation opportunities. Boating, water skiing, swimming, and fishing are all popular in the mountain lake. Nearby are trails and roads, including the Pacific Crest Trail. Hikers, horseback riders, and mountain bikers find miles of adventure around the lake.

Aspen Group Campground

Located north of Truckee on the north shore of Jackson Meadows Reservoir. From Truckee drive 17 miles north on Highway 89 to Little Truckee Summit, then travel left on Forest Road 7 sixteen miles, The campground is at an elevation of 6,100 feet, with views of the Sierra Crest and English Mountain. The campground is usually open from mid-June through mid-October.

Campground Amenities

  • 3 group sites (2 sites for up to 25 people, 1 site for up to 50 people)
  • Piped water, vault toilets, picnic tables, grills, fire rings
  • Nearby dump station, swimming beach
  • Boating, water skiing, swimming fishing

Reservations: Nevada Irrigation District at (530) 265-5302.
Fees: $88 or $143 per site

East Meadow Campground

Located north of Truckee on the northeast shore of Jackson Meadows Reservoir. From Truckee drive 17 miles north on Highway 89 to Little Truckee Summit, then travel left on Forest Road 7 sixteen miles, The campground is at an elevation of 6,100 feet, with views of the Sierra Crest and English Mountain. The campground is usually open from mid-June through October.

Campground Amenities

  • 46 campsites, flush toilets, piped water
  • Picnic tables, fire rings, grills, bear-proof boxes available
  • Boating, fishing, swimming, water skiing, hiking
  • Nearby boat launch ramp and dump station

Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or Recreation.gov - East Meadow Campground
Fees: $24 per site, $5 for extra vehicle, $2 extra during major holidays

Jackson Point Boat-In Campground

Located north of Truckee on a peninsula by Jackson Meadows Reservoir. From Truckee drive 17 miles north on Highway 89 to Little Truckee Summit, then travel left on Forest Road 7 sixteen miles, The campground is at an elevation of 6,100 feet. the only access to the campground is by boat. A boat launch ramp are found next to Pass Creek Campground. The campground is usually open from mid-June through October.

Campground Amenities

  • 10 campsites, vault toilets, no piped water
  • Picnic tables, fire rings
  • Boating, fishing, swimming, water skiing, hiking
  • Nearby boat launch ramp and dump station

Reservations: None
Fees: None

Findley Campground

Located north of Truckee on the southwest shore of Jackson Meadows Reservoir. From Truckee drive 17 miles north on Highway 89 to Little Truckee Summit, then travel left on Forest Road 7 twenty miles, The campground is at an elevation of 6,100 feet. The campground is usually open from mid-June through October.

Campground Amenities

  • 11 campsites, flush toilets, piped water
  • Picnic tables, fire rings, grills
  • Short nature trail in nearby Woodcamp Campground
  • Boating, fishing, swimming, water skiing, hiking
  • Nearby boat launch ramp and dump station

Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or Recreation.gov - Findley Campground
Fees: $24 per site, $5 for extra vehicle, $2 extra during major holidays

Fir Top Campground

Located north of Truckee on the southwest shore of Jackson Meadows Reservoir. From Truckee drive 17 miles north on Highway 89 to Little Truckee Summit, then travel left on Forest Road 7 twenty miles, The campground is at an elevation of 6,100 feet. The campground is usually open from mid-June through October.

Campground Amenities

  • 10 campsites, flush toilets, piped water
  • Picnic tables, fire rings, grills
  • Short nature trail in nearby Woodcamp Campground
  • Boating, fishing, swimming, water skiing, hiking
  • Nearby boat launch ramp and dump station

Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or Recreation.gov - Fir Top Campground
Fees: $24 per site, $5 for extra vehicle, $2 extra during major holidays

Little Lasier Meadow Horse Camp

Located north of Truckee in a meadow near about 2 miles from Jackson Meadows Reservoir. From Truckee drive 17 miles north on Highway 89 to Little Truckee Summit, then travel left on Forest Road 7 sixteen miles. At East Meadow Campground turn left down Forest Road 80 for 1.3 miles. The campground is usually fully open from mid-June through October. Later in the season services may be limited. The campground is at 6,500 feet.

Campground Amenities

  • 11 campsites, vault toilets, piped water
  • Picnic tables, fire rings, grills
  • 4 corrals, hitching posts
  • Riding trails, access to Pacific Crest Trail, nearby lake for swimming, fishing, boating
  • Nearby boat launch ramp and dump station

Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or Recreation.gov - Little Lasier Meadow Horse Camp
Fees: $24 per site, $5 for extra vehicle

Pass Creek Campground

Located north of Truckee on the northeast shore of Jackson Meadows Reservoir. From Truckee drive 17 miles north on Highway 89 to Little Truckee Summit, then travel left on Forest Road 7 sixteen miles, The campground is at an elevation of 6,100 feet. The campground is usually fully open from mid-June through October. Services are limited during the winter.

Campground Amenities

  • 25 campsites, flush toilets, piped water
  • Picnic tables, fire rings, grills, bear-proof boxes available
  • Boating, fishing, swimming, water skiing, hiking
  • Boat launch ramp and dump station

Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or Recreation.gov - Pass Creek Campground
Fees: $24 per site, $5 for extra vehicle, $2 extra during major holidays

Silvertip Group Campground

Located north of Truckee on the southwest side of Jackson Meadows Reservoir. From Truckee drive 17 miles north on Highway 89 to Little Truckee Summit, then travel left on Forest Road 7 sixteen miles, The campground is at an elevation of 6,100 feet. The campground is usually open from mid-June through mid-October.

Campground Amenities

  • 2 Group Sites, each holds up to 25 people
  • Piped water, vault toilets, picnic tables, fire rings, campfire circle
  • Boat launch ramp nearby
  • Swimming, fishing, boating, water skiing

Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or Recreation.gov - Silvertip Group Campground
Fees: $88 per site

Woodcamp Campground

Located north of Truckee on the southwest shore of Jackson Meadows Reservoir. From Truckee drive 17 miles north on Highway 89 to Little Truckee Summit, then travel left on Forest Road 7 twenty miles, The campground is at an elevation of 6,100 feet. The campground is usually open from mid-June through October.

Campground Amenities

  • 16 campsites, flush and vault toilets, piped water
  • Picnic tables, fire rings, grills
  • Short nature trail
  • Boating, fishing, swimming at Woodcamp Picnic Area, water skiing, hiking
  • Nearby boat launch ramp and dump station

Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or Recreation.gov - Woodcamp Campground
Fees: $24 per site, $5 for extra vehicle, $2 extra during major holidays



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