Pass Creek Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

A typical forested campsite at Pass Creek Campground

Pass Creek Campground is located on the northeast shore of Jackson Meadow Reservoir and provides a wide range of recreational activities including boating, canoeing, water skiing, swimming, fishing, hiking and hunting. Anglers will find rainbow and brown trout.  Visitors are awarded beautiful views of the Sierra Crest and English Mountain.  The campground lies in a dense stand of pine and fir trees. A designated swim beach is nearby.  Utility hookups, showers and telephone service are not available at this location.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Campground services closed for winter.  The Jackson Meadow reservoir level is too low at this time to utilize the boat launch areas.
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 www.recreation.gov
Area Amenities: Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $24 per site
$5 for extra vehicle An additional $2 per day fee charged for reservations during Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends. 
Open Season: Usually June depending on snowmelt
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: All camping must be in 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 all campfires and charcoal fires may not be allowed. 
Closest Towns: The Camp Store at Jackson Meadow is located on the west side of the reservoir, near the Woodcamp Recreation Area.  A variety of camping and fishing supplies, ice, groceries and souvenirs are available. The next closest services are available in Sierraville, 11 miles north from Hwy 89 or Truckee, 17 miles south on Hwy 89.
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Flush Toilets
Passes: Federal Recreational Lands Passes are honored on all applicable fees. 
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Sierraville Ranger District, 317 South Lincoln Street, PO Box 95, Sierraville, CA  96126   (530) 994-3401

General Information

Directions:

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.


Accessibility:

Restrooms, selected campsites and drinking water


Parking:

Yes


Activities


Bicycling

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

The campround offers 30 campsites (15 have space for trailers) each equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring.  Activities and amenities found at this location include a boat ramp, boating, canoeing, dump station, fishing, food storage lockers, grills, hiking, camp host, hunting, mountain biking, and swimming.

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 http://www.recreation.gov
No. of Sites 30 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sites Restrooms, selected campsites and drinking water

RV Camping


Fishing

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Hiking

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Hunting

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Water Activities

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Amenities

Boat ramp No marina or fuel services available. Popular lake for waterskiing, fishing, canoeing, kayaking and windsurfing.
Camping trailer
Toilets
Accessible Restrooms, selected campsites and drinking water
Picnic tables
Fee charged for some activities
Parking
Tent camping
Drinking water