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NORTH FORK (CA), CA

part ofTahoe National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: NORTH FORK (CA)
Status: Closed through Thu Apr 24 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

North Fork Campground is located along the North Fork American River in the Tahoe National Forest, off of Interstate 80, at the Emigrant Gap Exit. Visitors enjoy fishing and swimming in this scenic area.

Natural Features:

The campground is near the beautiful creek-sized river, in a remote location. It is shaded by cedar, pine and fir trees and is a pleasant escape from urban life.

Recreation:

A great swimming hole is located at the end of the campground, on the river. Rainbow trout fishing is a popular activity enjoyed by visitors to the campground. Hiking trails and hunting opportunities are found in the surrounding area.

Facilities:

The campground offers single-family sites, a few of which are designated for walk-to 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
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • River Access
  • Swimming
  • Tables
  • Tent sites
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water Spigot
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).
  • North Fork Campground is located on the Tahoe National Forest; this is not Forks Campground on the Sierra National Forest
  • 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; comment 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):
39.27056, -120.65889
39°16'14"N, 120°39'32"W

From Auburn, travel north on Interstate 80. Eastbound travelers take exit 158; westbound travelers take exit 158B. Continue about six miles to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

NORTH FORK (CA)

CA

Phone Number:

Information: (530)478-0248
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