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PASS CREEK CAMPGROUND, CA

part ofTahoe National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: PASS CREEK CAMPGROUND (CA)
Status: Closed through Thu May 22 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Pass Creek Campground is located on scenic Jackson Meadow Reservoir, in the Tahoe National Forest. Its location provides a great base camp for 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 in a dense forest of pine and fir trees.

Recreation:

Jackson Meadow Reservoir 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.

A portion of the Pacific Crest Trail meanders along the east side of the lake. Hunting and biking are popular activities in the surrounding area.

Facilities:

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

Nearby Attractions:

The Camp Store at Jackson Meadow is located on the west side of the reservoir, near the Woodcamp Recreation Area. A variety of camping and fishing supplies, ice, groceries and souvenirs are available.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Hunting
  • Lake Access
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Paved Roads
  • Swimming
  • Tables
  • Trailheads
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Spigot
Within 10 Miles
  • Camping Supplies
  • General Store
  • Ice
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
  • Additional $2 per day fee charged for reservations during Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends
  • Utility hookups, showers and telephone service are not available
  • 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; 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):
39.50407, -120.53438
39°30'15"N, 120°32'4"W

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

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

PASS CREEK CAMPGROUND
TAHOE
CA

Phone Number:

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