Cold Creek Campground is located along Hwy 89, 4.5 miles south of Sierraville, CA. The campground lies in a meadow between Cold Creek and Highway 89. Jeffrey pine and white fir trees cover half the campground, while the other half is situated closer to the creek amoung cottonwoods, willow and aspen trees. Cold Creek offers rainbow trout fishing and swimming. Cottonwood Creek Botanical Trail and Overlook Trail both begin at nearby Cottonwood Creek Campground. No water is available; bring your own supply or fill up at Cottonwood Creek Campground.
Lake Tahoe is close, only 35 mintues south. Sardine Lakes and the Lakes Basin area is a 35 minute drive to the north.
At a Glance
Campground closed for winter. Re-open in spring 2015.
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 www.recreation.gov
Bears frequent the area; food should be kept in approved containers or completely hidden such as in the trunk of a car. No off-road vehicle use in the campground. 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. No water available; bring your own supply or fill up at Cottonwood Creek Campground.
The closest services are 4.5 miles north at Sierraville.
Federal Recreational Lands Passes are honored on applicable fees.
Sierraville Ranger District, 317 South Lincoln Street, PO Box 95, Sierraville, CA 96126 (530) 994-3401
From Sierraville: Drive 4 1/2 miles south on Hwy 89. Campground is on Cold Stream on right.
From Truckee: Drive 19 miles north on Hwy 89. Campground is on Cold Stream on left.
The campground offers 13 single-family campsites each 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/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=71655&topTabIndex=CampingSpot