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WHITE CLOUD, CA

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

Overview

White Cloud Campground is located in the Tahoe National Forest, near Nevada City and three historic mining towns along Highway 20. The area provides a great escape from urban life.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated in a forest of cedar and Douglas fir trees, at an elevation of 4,200 feet.

Recreation:

The Pioneer Trail stretches 25 miles through the Tahoe National Forest and can be accessed from the campground. The popular path was designated a National Recreation Trail in 2003. Horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking and cross-country skiing are favorite activities on this popular trail.

Facilities:

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

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • First Aid Station
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Host
  • Mountain Biking
  • Self Pay Station
  • Tables
  • Tent sites
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Water Spigot
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 a non-specific campground; actual site numbers will be assigned upon arrival
  • 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):
39.32056, -120.84528
39°19'14"N, 120°50'43"W

From Nevada City, travel east on Highway 20, toward Truckee. Turn right at White Cloud and take the right fork to the campground.

From Interstate 80, take the Highway 20 exit and travel west for 14 miles. Turn left into White Cloud and take the right fork to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

WHITE CLOUD

  CA 

Phone Number:

Information:  (530)389-2236
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