Yuba Pass Campground is located in the North Yuba River area atop Yuba Pass. A forest of pine and fir provide ample shade for campsites. A variety of wildlife make their homes in the area. Visitors enjoy a wide variety of activities in the area: including birding, hiking, hunting, fishing and gold panning. Due to below freezing temperatures, the system has been winterized and water is no longer available as of 10/03/2016.
At a Glance
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
Camping outside designated campground is prohibited in this area. Bears frequent the area; all food must be kept in approved containers. Utility hookups and showers are not available at this location.
No Potable Water
Senior and Accessibility passes are honored at this location.
Sierraville Ranger District, 317 South Lincoln Street, PO Box 95, Sierraville, CA 96126 (530) 994-3401 Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Directions from Sierra City: Travel 11 miles northeast on Hwy. #49, the campground will be on the right.
From Sierraville: Drive 11 miles west on Hwy 49. Campground will be on the left.
The campground offers 20 single-family campsites. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Vault toilets are provided.
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
19 single site(s)
The nearby Lakes Basin area offers hiking with more than 30 miles of maintained trails including a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail. Many of the trails are also open to biking and horseback riding.
Bird watching is quite popular at this location. The 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.
Boating - Motorized
Nearby Gold Lake offers visitors boating and fishing opportunities. Anglers will find rainbow, brook and mackinaw trout. Gold Lake has a boat ramp facility.
Restrooms, selected campsites
Fee charged for some activities
Drought conditions have dried up potable water source. No drinking water is available at this time.