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UNION FLAT, CA

part ofTahoe National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: UNION FLAT
Status: Closed through Thu Apr 24 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Union Flat Campground is located on the North Yuba River, near Highway 49. 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 north bank of the North Yuba River. A tumbled rock wall from early gold dredging activity separates campsites from the river. A forest of maple and oak trees covers the area, offering shade in many sites.

Recreation:

The North Yuba River offers swimming, wading and rainbow trout fishing. Seasonal rafting, tubing and kayaking is available.

Facilities:

The campground offers several single-family campsites and one double site. Some sites are designated for tent camping only. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Vault toilets are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

Boating, fishing and swimming are available at nearby Sardine Lakes, about 14 miles from the campground. Sardine Lakes Resort offers boat rentals.

The Lakes Basin area offers boating, fishing and hiking, as well as more than 30 miles of maintained trails. Many of the trails are also open to biking and horseback riding.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Gold Panning
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • River Access
  • Self Pay Station
  • Swimming
  • Tables
  • Tent sites
  • Tubing
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water
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
  • An additional $2 per day fee is charged for reservations during Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends
  • Utility hookups and showers are not available
  • 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):
    39.5675, -120.74472
    39°34'3"N, 120°44'41"W

    From Downieville, travel north on Highway 49 for nearly six miles. The campground is on the left side of the highway.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    UNION FLAT

    SIERRA CITY CA 96125

    Phone Number:

    Information: (530)862-1368
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