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HAMPSHIRE ROCKS, CA

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

Overview

Hampshire Rocks Campground is located in the Tahoe National Forest, near the Big Bend exit along Interstate 80. Visitors enjoy the area for its fishing and trail opportunities, as well as its historic significance along the California Emigrant Trail.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated on the north bank of the South Yuba River in a forest of lodgepole pines. Some sites overlook the river, which flows gently through this particular area.

Recreation:

The South Yuba River offers swimming and rainbow trout fishing. The surrounding area offers hiking, biking and off-road vehicle trails. The historic California Emigrant Trail passes through the campground.

Facilities:

The campground offers single-family campsites, a few 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.

Nearby Attractions:

Donner Lake is located 14 miles east of the campground via Historic Route 40/Lincoln Highway, known as 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. Big Bend Visitor Center offers a museum and interpretive displays.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Biking
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • River Access
  • Swimming
  • Tent sites
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water Spigot
Within 10 Miles
  • Historic Sites
  • Restaurant
  • 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).
  • Freeway noise can be heard from campground
  • 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):
39.31056, -120.49667
39°18'38"N, 120°29'48"W

From Truckee, Calif., take Highway 80 west 17 miles. Take the Rainbow/Big Bend exit. If westbound, turn left under the freeway to the campground entrance. If eastbound, turn right at the stop sign.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

HAMPSHIRE ROCKS
631 Coyote Street
Nevada City  CA  95959

Phone Number:

Information:  (530)478-6150
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