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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.

SHIRTTAIL CREEK, CA

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

Overview

Shirttail Campground is located on the north shore of Sugar Pine Reservoir, in the Tahoe National Forest, 15 miles from Foresthill. Visitors enjoy the area for its fishing, canoeing and hiking opportunities.

Natural Features:

Sugar Pine Reservoir covers 160 acres at an elevation of 3600 feet. The campground lies above the north shoreline, in a forest of manzanita and ponderosa pine. Summertime temperatures are warm during the day and cool at night.

Recreation:

Fishing, canoeing, swimming and boating are popular activities on the reservoir. A paved, non-motorized trail circles the campground and connects to the day use area and Giant Gap Campground.

The North Fork of the American River is nearby, with additional fishing and swimming. Many miles of hiking, biking and off-road vehicle trails are in the surrounding area.

Facilities:

The campground offers several single- and double-family campsites, a few of which are accessible. Picnic tables, campfire rings and grills are provided, as are vault toilets and drinking water. Firewood is available for purchase from the host.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Trails
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Day Use Area
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Lake Access
  • Paved Roads
  • Self Pay Station
  • Swimming
  • Tables
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water Spigot
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Ramp
  • Mountain Biking
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • River Access
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).
  • This is not Sugar Pine Point State Park
  • Utility hookups and showers are not available
  • Off-road vehicle use is prohibited within the Sugar Pine Complex, except for at the staging area near the turnoff to Big Reservoir
  • 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):
39.14444, -120.78472
39°8'40"N, 120°47'5"W

From Interstate 80, take the Auburn/Ravine Road exit. Continue east for 17 miles, to Foresthill. Travel through town, about 9 miles, to Forest Road 10/Sugar Pine Road. Turn left and continue 9 miles to the Sugar Pine Campgrounds road (approximately 2 miles after crossing the boat ramp and dam). Turn right and continue a couple miles to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

SHIRTTAIL CREEK

  CA 

Phone Number:

Information:  (530)478-0248
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