Shirttail Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Shirttail Creek Campground is located on the north west shore of Sugar Pine Reservoir, this campground is set in a cedar and pine forest overlooking the reservoir.  It is near the North Fork of the American River with access to trails, OHV riding and swimming.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Shirttail Creek Campground is opening May 26, 2016. Reservations can be made at Giant Gap Campground will be opening on April 22, 2016 on a First Come First Serve basis. However water will not be turned on until May 20th so please bring plenty of your own water. Reservations can be made for any dates after May 20th.
Reservations: This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777), or on-line at
Area Amenities: Accessible,Fee charged for some activities,Toilets
Fees $24/$48/$72 per site
$10 for use of trailer dump station
Open Season: April - Oct
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: OHV use is not permitted in the Sugar Pine Complex, only the staging area.
Closest Towns: Foresthill
Water: Yes
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From I-80:   Take the Foresthill Road exit for 17 miles to the town of Foresthill.  Continue on the road for 9 miles to Sugar Pine Road.  Turn left and continue on Sugar Pine Road for 9 miles and take a right on the first road after the Sugar Pine Recreation Area sign.  Travel 1 1/2 miles to the campground.

General Notes:

Fire rings; double and triple sites available; trailer dump station.

30 sites located near a little creek that feeds Sugar Pine Reservoir. Do not confuse this campground with Sugar Pine Point. This campground is located near Foresthill City. Reservations must be made at least 4 days in advance. Beginning with the 3rd vehicle a per day per vehicle fee will be collected at the campground. Firewood sold at the campground. No refunds are given for bad weather. Site length includes all vehicles in tow. Check in with camp manager upon arrival.

Location: Sugar Pine Reservior


Restrooms, several campsites and paved trail

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Campground Camping

Reservation Info This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at
No. of Sites 29 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sites Restrooms, several campsites and paved trails

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Accessible Restrooms, several campsites and paved trail
Fee charged for some activities