Area Status: Open
East Meadow Campground is located on the northeast shore of Jackson Meadow Reservoir. It is surrounded by pine and fir trees. Jackson Meadow Reservoir is a gorgeous high elevation lake with good fishing. Snow pack determines when the campground opens. The 1,000-acre lake offers excellent opportunities for boating, canoeing, water skiing and fishing. Anglers will find rainbow and brown trout. A boat ramp is located at Pass Creek Campground. A designated swim beach is nearby. The lake is an irrigation source, meaning its level will drop as the season progresses. A portion of the Pacific Crest Trail meanders along the east side of the lake. It is open to hiking and horseback riding and provides opportunities for viewing wildlife. Hunting and biking are popular activities in the surrounding area. Utility hookups, showers, telephones and cell phone service are not available at this location.
At a Glance
||Fire restrictions in effect. Wood and charcoal fires restricted to developed campgrounds only. Keep your fires small and ensure they are completely extinguished before retiring for the evening or leaving the area.
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 www.recreation.gov
||Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
$24 per site
$5 for extra vehicle An additional $2 per day fee is charged for reservations during Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends.
||June - October
||All camping must be within designated campsites in Jackson Meadow Recreation Area. Bears frequent the area; all food must be kept in approved containers. 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.
||A camp store is located on the west side of the reservoir, in the Woodcamp Recreaton Area. A variety of camping and fishing supplies, ice, groceries and souvenirs are available there. The next closest services are located in Sierraville, 11 miles north from Hwy 89 or in Truckee, 17 miles south from Hwy 89.
||Federal Recreational Lands Permits are honored on all applicable fees.
||Sierraville Ranger District, 317 South Lincoln Street, PO Box 95, Sierraville, CA 96126 (530) 994-3401
From Bowman Lake: Continue on Bowman Lake Road until you reach the south shore of Jackson Meadow Reservoir (about 5 miles on a rough road). Continue on to North Shore on Forest Road 7.
From Truckee: Drive 17 miles north on Hwy 89. Turn left at Little Truckee Summit on Forest Road 7. Continue 16 miles west to Jackson Meadow Reservoir. Campground is on the north east shore of the reservoir.
From Sierraville: Drive 11 miles south on Hwy 89. Turn right at Little Truckee Summit on Forest Road 7. Continue 16 miles west to Jackson Meadow Reservoir. Campground is on the north east shore of the reservoir.
Restrooms and a limited number of campsites. Access from vehicle to campsite requires assistance.