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SALMON CREEK, CA

part ofTahoe National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: SALMON CREEK
Status: Closed through Thu May 28 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Salmon Creek Campground is located in the North Yuba River area. 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 banks of Salmon Creek. A forest of lodgepole pine and cedar offers partial shade. The surrounding area contains an abundance of beautiful high mountain lakes and rugged peaks.

Recreation:

A large network of trails is available in the area, including Deer Lake Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail.

Boating, fishing and swimming are available at nearby Sardine Lakes, which is a short drive from the campground. Sardine Lakes Resort offers boat rentals.

Facilities:

The campground offers 31 single-family sites, including five tent-only sites. Each site has a picnic table and campfire ring. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

Lakes Basin offers boating, fishing and hiking. Anglers will find rainbow and brook trout in many of the lakes throughout the basin. A boat ramp is located at Gold Lake. Over 30 miles of maintained trails branch out across the area. Many of the trails are also open to biking and horseback riding.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Creek Access
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Gold Panning
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Hunting
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Paved Roads
  • Self Pay Station
  • Tables
  • Tent sites
  • Trailheads
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Boat Rentals
  • Boating
  • General Store
  • Swimming
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
  • Utility hookups and showers are not available at the campground
  • 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):
    39.62361, -120.61222
    39°37'25"N, 120°36'44"W

    From Sierraville, travel south on Highway 49 for 18 miles to Bassetts. Turn right and continue two miles to the campground, which is on the left side of the highway.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    SALMON CREEK

    BASSETT  CA  96126

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (530)862-1368
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