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UPPER LITTLE TRUCKEE, CA

part ofTahoe National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: UPPER LITTLE TRUCKEE (CA)
Status: Closed through Thu Apr 24 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Upper Little Truckee Campground is located on Highway 89, about 12 miles north of Truckee. Its location makes it a great base camp for a variety of recreational activities, including fishing, hunting, hiking and biking.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated on the banks of the Little Truckee River, at an elevation of 6,200 feet. A forest of lodgepole pine, aspen and juniper trees covers the area, offering partial shade. A few sites overlook the river.

Recreation:

Fishing for rainbow and brown trout in the Little Truckee River is a popular activity enjoyed by visitors to the area. The surrounding area offers hiking and biking trails.

Facilities:

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

Nearby Attractions:

Lake Tahoe is about 30 minutes away and offers excellent boating, kayaking, fishing, hiking and scenic driving opportunities.

Stampede Reservoir is a 35-minute drive southeast of the campground. Sardine Lakes within beautiful Lakes Basin is a 40-minute drive northwest, via the Golden Chain/Highway 49.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Biking
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • River Access
  • Self Pay Station
  • Tables
  • Trailheads
  • Vault Toilets
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
  • 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; 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):
39.49083, -120.24389
39°29'27"N, 120°14'38"W

Take Interstate 80 to Truckee and the Highway 89 North exit. Follow Highway 89 north 12 miles to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

UPPER LITTLE TRUCKEE

CA

Phone Number:

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