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CHAPMAN, CA

part ofTAHOE NF - FS, US Forest Service
Photo: CHAPMAN
Status: Closed through Thu Apr 23 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Chapman Creek Campground is located on Chapman Creek, in northern California. Visitors enjoy a wide variety of recreational activities in the area, including hiking, hunting, fishing, canoeing and gold panning.

Natural Features:

The campground is split into two loops, with one overlooking Chapman Creek and the other, neighboring a small meadow. A forest of mature fir and lodgepole pine trees covers the area, providing pleasant shade.

Recreation:

A large network of hiking trails is available in the area, including the 2-mile Chapman Creek Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail.

Boating, fishing and swimming are available at nearby Sardine Lakes, about five miles from the campground. Sardine Lakes Resort offers boat rentals.

Facilities:

The campground offers several single-family campsites. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

The nearby Lakes Basin area offers boating, fishing, hiking and more than 30 miles of maintained trails, that are also open to biking and horseback riding. The lakes provide visitors with ample opportunities to enjoy boating, canoeing and fishing. Anglers will find rainbow and brook trout in many of the scenic bodies of water in the area. A boat ramp is located at Gold Lake.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Food storage lockers
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Hunting
  • Self Pay Station
  • Tables
  • Tent sites
  • Trailheads
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • General Store
  • Restaurant
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Rentals
  • Boating
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Fuel Available
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Lake Access
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
Know Before You Go
  • Off-highway vehicle use is prohibited within the campground.
  • 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.
  • Bears frequent the area; all food must be kept in approved containers
  • An additional $2 per day fee is charged for reservations during Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends
  • Utility hookups and showers are not available
  • This facility is operated by Tahoe Recreation, doing business as California Land Management and comments are welcome; forms are available from campground hosts or online
  • Click here for more information on the Tahoe National Forest
  • 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).
    • 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):
    39.62944, -120.54472
    39°37'46"N, 120°32'41"W

    From Sierraville, take Highway 49 south 14.8 miles. The campground is on the right side of the highway.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    CHAPMAN

      CA  96126

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (530)862-1368
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