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BIG BEND GROUP (YUBA RIVER), CA

part ofTahoe National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: BIG BEND GROUP (YUBA RIVER) (CA)
Status: Closed through Thu May 22 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Big Bend Group Campground is located 19 miles west of Truckee, California in the Tahoe National Forest at an elevation of 5,700 feet.

Visitors enjoy the area for its fishing and hiking opportunities, as well as its historic significance along the California Emigrant Trail.

Natural Features:

The campground lies along the gentle South Yuba River just beyond the Big Bend Visitor Center. A forest of pine and fir covers the area, offering pleasant shade in many sites.

Recreation:

The South Yuba River offers swimming and rainbow trout fishing. The historic California Emigrant Trail and Loch Leven Trail pass nearby. The surrounding area offers many additional hiking, biking and off-road vehicle trails.

Facilities:

The campground offers two accessible group sites, Lincoln and Victory, which can accommodate up to 25 people and five vehicles each. Picnic tables and campfire rings are provided, as are vault toilets and drinking water.

Big Bend Visitor Center is within walking distance and offers a museum and interpretive displays.

Nearby Attractions:

Donner Lake is located 15 miles east via historic Route 40/Lincoln Highway, the nation's first transcontinental highway. Many points of interest lie along Route 40, including China Wall, Rainbow Bridge, Sugar Bowl, Lake Van Norden and Ice Lakes.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Picnic Shelters
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Drinking Water
  • Educational Programs
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Picnic Area
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Visitor Center
Within 10 Miles
  • Historic Sites
  • Scenic Drive
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 American River Ranger District (530) 367-2224 (voice), (530) 367-2226 (TDD).
  • This facility is operated by Tahoe Recreation, a division of California Land Management; we welcome your comments; comment forms are available from campground hosts or www.com-services.com
  • Click here for more information on the Tahoe National Forest
  • For off season information email mwilkerson@clm-services.com
  • 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):
39.30639, -120.51944
39°18'23"N, 120°31'10"W

From Truckee, take I-80 19 miles west to the Rainbow Road Exit. Travel west about 1.5 miles to the Big Bend Ranger Station and Visitor Center. Turn right past the Visitor Center and cross bridge. The campground is on the right. Victory is the first campsite and Lincoln is the second one at the end.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

BIG BEND GROUP (YUBA RIVER)

EMIGRANT GAP CA 95715

Phone Number:

Information: (530)478-0248
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