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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.

SILVER CREEK-TRUCKEE, CA

part ofTahoe National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: SILVER CREEK-TRUCKEE (CA)
Status: Closed through Thu May 14 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Silver Creek Campground is located on the Truckee River, off of Highway 89, between Truckee and Tahoe City. Visitors enjoy the area for its fishing and hiking opportunities, as well as its proximity to Lake Tahoe.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated on the banks of the Truckee River. A few sites overlook the river. A scenic forest of lodgepole pine and fir covers the area.

Recreation:

Fly-fishing for rainbow trout in the Truckee River is a popular activity. Campers also enjoy swimming and tubing. The surrounding area offers hiking and biking trails.

Facilities:

The campground offers single-family sites, seven of which are designated for tent-camping only. Each site is equipped with a picnic table, campfire ring and grill. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

Goose Meadows is centrally located between Prosser, Boca and Stampede Reservoirs to the north and Lake Tahoe and Squaw Valley to the south. A variety of outdoor recreational activities is available at each location.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Biking
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Mountain Biking
  • River Access
  • Swimming
  • Tables
  • Tent sites
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Tubing
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water Spigot
Within 10 Miles
  • ATM
  • Fuel Available
  • General Store
  • Grocery Store
  • Pay Phone
  • Restaurant
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
  • Limited turnaround space restricts RVs longer than 24 feet
  • An additional $2 per day fee is charged for reservations during Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends
  • Off-road vehicle use is prohibited within the campground
  • Fire restrictions may apply during summer months
  • 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 Truckee Ranger District (530) 587-3558 (voice), (530) 587-6907 (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):
39.22306, -120.20083
39°13'23"N, 120°12'3"W

From Truckee, travel south on Highway 89 for about 8 miles, to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

SILVER CREEK-TRUCKEE

TRUCKEE  CA 

Phone Number:

Information:  (530)587-9281
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