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EAST MEADOW CAMPGROUND, CA

part ofTahoe National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: EAST MEADOWS CAMPGROUND (CA)
Status: Closed through Thu May 21 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

East Meadow Campground is located alongside the scenic Jackson Meadow Reservoir, in the Tahoe National Forest. Its location provides for a great base camp, allowing visitors to enjoy a wide range of recreational activities, including boating, fishing, hiking and hunting.

Natural Features:

Jackson Meadow Reservoir is situated in a rolling forested valley, where visitors are awarded beautiful views of the Sierra Crest and English Mountain. The campground lies on the northeastern shore of the lake, in a forest of pine and fir trees. Some sites have a view of the lake, and boats can be moored nearby.

Recreation:

The adjacent 1,000-acre lake offers excellent opportunities for boating, canoeing, water skiing, swimming and fishing. Anglers will find rainbow and brown trout. A boat ramp is located at Pass Creek Campground. A designated swim beach is nearby. The lake is an irrigation source, meaning its level will drop as the season progresses.

A portion of the Pacific Crest Trail meanders along the east side of the lake. It is open to hiking and horseback riding and provides opportunities for viewing wildlife. Hunting and biking are popular activities in the surrounding area.

Facilities:

The campground offers single- and double-family campsites, each equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Vault toilets and drinking water are also provided.

Nearby Attractions:

A camp store is located on the west side of the reservoir, in the Woodcamp Recreation Area. A variety of camping and fishing supplies, ice, groceries and souvenirs are available there.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Beach Access
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Host
  • Lake Access
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Paved Roads
  • Self Pay Station
  • Swimming
  • Water
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Boat Ramp
  • Dump Station
Within 10 Miles
  • General Store
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Trailheads
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • 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, showers, telephones and cell phone service are not available at the campground
  • Off-road vehicle use is prohibited within the campground
  • 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 Sierraville Ranger District (530) 994-3401 (voice), (530) 994-3521 (TDD).
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Please follow directions to the campground as listed; do not rely on your GPS.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
39.50083, -120.5325
39°30'3"N, 120°31'57"W

Take Interstate 80 to the Truckee/Highway 89 North exit. Follow Highway 89 north for 17 miles, to the turnoff for Jackson Meadows. Travel west on Forest Road 07 for 18 miles to Jackson Meadows Reservoir. Turn into the campground at the Pass Creek Campground sign.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

EAST MEADOW CAMPGROUND
TAHOE
  CA 

Phone Number:

Information:  (000)000-0000
jreed@clm-services.com

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