Giant Gap Campground is located on the north shore of Sugar Pine Reservoir, in the Tahoe National Forest. It is just 15 miles from Foresthill. Visitors enjoy the surrounding area for its fishing, canoeing, OHV and hiking opportunities.
The campground offers several single- and double-family campsites, a few of which are accessible. Picnic tables, campfire rings and grills are provided, as are vault toilets and drinking water. Firewood is available for purchase from the host.
*** Large single unit RVs are not suitable for the campground roads. Even though a site might have a 40 foot parking space, a 40 foot long RV can’t navigate through the campground. Also please remember that site parking length includes trailer and vehicle.***
• While safe to drink, the potable water in the campground has a high iron content and visitors may wish to bring their own drinking water.
• Visitors may not connect hoses to faucets for sanitation concerns.
• Faucets are meant for drinking water only. For sanitation reasons there can be no bathing or cleaning at faucets.
• All grey water must be properly disposed of at the dump station.
• Trash should be placed in dumpsters. If the dumpsters are full then trash must be properly stored in a bear box until the dumpster is emptied, or can be taken to the nearest dumpster. This is to avoid wildlife getting in the trash and dispersing it through the forest.
• Make sure to properly close/lock dumpsters to avoid wildlife getting in the trash.
• Camp only in designated camping areas. Areas beyond the campground could have hazard trees.
• Only park in designated parking spaces. Parking off of pavement in camping areas is prohibited.
• No parking in or blocking road ways.
• Keep food in bear boxes at all times.
• If visitors need to hang things they can use rachets straps or bungees. Using screws, nails, and staples is prohibited.
• Stapling into the preparation tables and/or picnic tables is prohibited due to the damage it causes.
• Cutting or damaging standing trees is prohibited.
• Collecting dead wood is highly encouraged. Visitors must have a wood cutting permit to cut wood on the ground.
• NO Swimming on or around the boat dock/ ramp. Swimmers must stay 100 feet away at all times to keep a safe distance from boat traffic.
• Park in designated parking spots. No parking along painted curbs or by boat ramp.
• All vehicles must pay for day use parking at the Sugar Pine Day Use Area. The $5.00 Day use parking is not included in the camping fee.
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 not Sugar Pine Point State Park
Off-road vehicle use is prohibited within Sugar Pine Complex, except for in the staging area, at the turnoff to Big Reservoir, such as Sugarpine OHV and Parker Flat.
The campground and the adjacent 160-acre Sugar Pine Reservoir are situated at an elevation of 3,600 feet. The campground is situated in stands of cedar and ponderosa pine trees. Summertime temperatures are hot during the day and cool at night.
Fishing, canoeing, swimming and boating are popular activities on the reservoir. A paved, non-motorized trail circles the campground and connects to the day use area and Shirttail Creek Campground.
The North Fork of the American River is nearby, with additional fishing and swimming. Many miles of hiking and off-road vehicle trails are in the surrounding area.
22830 Foresthill Road Foresthill CA 95631
For campground inquiries, please call: 530-367-2224
From Interstate 80, take the Auburn/Ravine Road exit. Continue east for 17 miles to Foresthill. Travel through town, about 9 miles, to Forest Road 10/Sugar Pine Road. Turn left and drive 9 miles, crossing a boat ramp and the dam, to the Sugar Pine Campground. Turn right and continue over a mile to the campground.