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BERGER, CA

part ofTahoe National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: BERGER (CA)
Status: Open through Sat Oct 18 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Berger Campground is located in the Packer Lake area near Packer Creek and the Sierra Buttes, north of the Yuba River. Visitors enjoy a wide variety of recreational activities in the area, including hiking, hunting, fishing, canoeing and gold panning.

Natural Features:

The campground lies at an elevation of 5,900 feet, near the banks of Packer Creek, just a short distance from the Packer Lake. A forest of lodgepole pine, cedar and fir trees covers the area.

Packer lake is a remote six-acre body of water tucked at the foot of the Sierra Buttes in Tahoe National Forest.

Recreation:

A large network of trails is available in the Packer Lake area, including the Pacific Crest Trail, which is just a short trip from the campground.

Many lakes in the area, including Packer Lake and Lower Sardine Lake, offer stocked rainbow and brook trout fishing, in addition to canoeing.

Visitors looking for a more extreme adventure might want to try whitewater rafting or kayaking on the North Yuba River.

Facilities:

The campground offers single-family tent sites on two loops. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Vault toilets are provided. Drinking water is not provided.

Nearby Attractions:

Lakes Basin offers boating, fishing and hiking. Over 30 miles of maintained trails branch out across the area. Many of the trails are also open to biking and horseback riding.

On the water, visitors enjoy boating, canoeing and fishing. Anglers will find rainbow and brook trout in many of the lakes throughout the basin. A boat ramp is located at Gold Lake.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Self Pay Station
  • Tables
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
Know Before You Go
  • Fire restrictions may be imposed at any time due to hot, dry weather conditions, at which time campfires and charcoal fires may not be allowed. For current fire conditions or weather closures contact the Yuba River Ranger District (530) 288-3231 or 478-6253 (voice), (530) 288-3656 (TDD).
  • In accordance with standard industry practices, Tahoe Recreation will be assessing a $5 additional vehicle fee on the 'second vehicle' in each single family campsite, and on the 'third and fourth vehicle' in any double family campsite, provided these vehicles are not joined to the first vehicle by a hitch and towed onto the site. In the case of motorcycles, the first two are considered to be one vehicle and the third and fourth are also considered to be one vehicle. No additional vehicle fees are collected for bicycles.
  • Additional parking is remote
  • No hookups at this campground
  • For further information, email lfarquhar@clm-services.com
  • This facility is operated by Tahoe Recreation, doing business as California Land Management. Your comments are welcomed; Visitors may collect a comment form from a campground host or click here, to submit feedback online.
  • Click here for more information on the Tahoe National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
39.62778, -120.64472
39°37'40"N, 120°38'41"W

From Sierraville, go 18 miles south on Highway 49, turn right at Bassett, go approximately 1.5 miles to the Sardine Lake turnoff. Turn right at the Packer Lake turnoff (Forest Road 93) and continue to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

BERGER

BASSETT  CA  96126

Phone Number:

Information:  (530)862-1368
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