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FIDDLE CREEK, CA

part ofTahoe National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: FIDDLE CREEK
Status: Closed through Thu Apr 23 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Fiddle Creek Campground is located alongside the North Yuba River, just off Highway 49, about 12 miles from Downieville. Visitors enjoy a wide variety of recreational activities in the area, including hiking, hunting, fishing, canoeing and gold panning.

Natural Features:

The campground stretches along the north bank of the North Yuba River. A forest of oak, maple, locust and pine trees covers the area. Abundant blackberry bushes cover the forest floor.

Recreation:

The North Yuba River offers swimming, wading and rainbow trout fishing. Seasonal rafting, kayaking and tubing are popular water activities. Hiking and hunting are available in the surrounding area.

A network of trails crisscrosses the surrounding area. The Yuba River Trail can be accessed nearby.

Facilities:

The campground offers several single-family sites, all of which are designated for tent camping only. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Berry Picking
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Gold Panning
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • River Access
  • Self Pay Station
  • Tables
  • Tent sites
  • Tubing
  • Vault Toilets
Within 10 Miles
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Trailheads
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 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):
    39.51833, -120.9925
    39°31'6"N, 120°59'33"W

    From Downieville, travel south on Highway 49 for about 12 miles. The campground is on the left side of the highway.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    FIDDLE CREEK

      CA  95936

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (530)862-1368
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