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YUBA PASS CAMPGROUND, CA

part ofTahoe National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: YUBA PASS CAMPGROUND
Status: Closed through Thu Jun 05 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Yuba Pass Campground is located in the North Yuba River area, atop Yuba Pass on Highway 49. Visitors enjoy a wide variety of recreational activities in the area, including birding, hiking, hunting, fishing and gold panning.

Natural Features:

A forest of old-growth fir provides ample shade for campsites. A variety of wildlife make its home in the area.

Recreation:

Bird watching is a favorite activity on Yuba Pass. The peaceful and scenic surroundings attract a wide variety of birds, including sandhill cranes, hermit warblers, black-backed woodpeckers, sapsuckers, calliope hummingbirds, sooty grouse, northern pygmy-owls, mountain quail, bald eagles, osprey, hawks and geese.

A large network of trails is available in the area, including the Pacific Crest Trail.

Facilities:

The campground offers several single-family campsites. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

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

On the water, visitors enjoy boating and fishing. Anglers will find rainbow and brook trout in many of the lakes throughout the basin. A boat ramp is located at Gold Lake.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Self Pay Station
  • Tables
  • Trailheads
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Rentals
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Fuel Available
  • Gold Panning
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Hunting
  • Lake Access
  • Mountain Biking
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming
Know Before You Go
  • Off-highway vehicle use is prohibited within the campground.
  • 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):
    39.6175, -120.49944
    39°37'3"N, 120°29'58"W

    From Sierraville, travel south on Highway 49 for 11 miles. Turn left at the entrance to the snow park and continue about a quarter-mile to the campground entrance, which is on the right side of the road.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    YUBA PASS CAMPGROUND

    SIERRAVILLE CA 96126

    Phone Number:

    Information: (530)862-1368
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