Holiday
Highlights...
[x]
Find Sites





Find your spot

Find other facilities on map

For more information on Forest
Safety click here

 
Attention: Water conservation measures are in effect in this facility. Please do not fill RV water tanks and use water wisely. Thank you.
ATTENTION: If you have any questions or concerns about the 2015 camping season, please contact the Tahoe National Forest Supervisor's Office at (530) 265-4531.

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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • For off season information email mwilkerson@clm-services.com
  • 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.

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

  CA 

Phone Number:

Information:  (530)389-2236
Recreation.gov helps you discover and book trips to all of America's public places.
Learn more about us, or about any of our agency partners below:
Bureau of Land Management Federal Highway Administration National Oceanic Atmosphere Administration Smithsonian Institution USDA Forest Service US Army Corps of Engineers US Fish and Wildlife Service National Park Service Bureau of Engraving and Printing Tennessee Valley Authority Bureau of Reclamation National Archives Records Administration

Agency Partners