Boca Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Boca Campground is located on Boca Reservoir in the Tahoe National Forest, 15 minutes from Truckee, California. The campground is situated on a peninsula above the western shore of Boca Reservoir. Mature Jeffrey pine and fir trees provide some shade in this open campground overlooking the reservoir. The campground offers single-family sites. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring.  Firewood available at campground.  Accessible vault toilets. No water provided.

Most single family sites and group campgrounds can be reserved at www.recreation.govor (877) 444-6777.

Boca Reservoir is a popular location for boating, water skiing, swimming, wind surfing and fishing. A boat ramp is located less than a mile from the campground, but may be subject to closure during low water level.Heavy motorized watercraft use in the summer. The Little Truckee River is nearby and offers some of Northern California's best fly-fishing. Special restrictions apply. The surrounding area offers hiking, biking, horseback riding and off-road vehicle trails. OHV Trail Access: Non-street legal OHVs must be trailered from the campground to the OHV trails. Close to the accessible historic Boca Townsite Interpretative Trail.

No camping or campfires allowed outside of developed campgrounds.

Directions: From Truckee take Interstate 80 east for six miles to the Hirschdale exit. Go north and under I-80 for approximately one mile to Boca Reservoir. Take a left and cross Boca Dam and proceed approximately one mile to campground entrance on the right.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Boat ramp at boca still above water line. We advise using a Four well drive vehical to launch your boats.
Operational Hours: Open May 20, 2016
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: Interpretive Site,Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $20 per site
$5 for extra vehicle
Open Season: May 15, 2015
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: NO CAMPING OR CAMPFIRES ALLOWED OUTSIDE OF DEVELOPED CAMPGROUNDS. OHV Trail Access: Non-street legal OHVs must be trailered from the campground to the OHV trails.
Closest Towns: Truckee, CA
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: ALERT!  Black bears have been frequenting the area. For your safety, keep a clean campsite, store food in a secure container, and dispose of trash properly.   Normal services available generally: Memorial Day Weekend through September. May open sooner or stay open longer – weather dependent.

General Information


From I-80: Take Hirschdale exit off I-80. Drive 1 mile north on Boca/Stampede Road. Campground is on south west shore of Boca Reservoir.




Restrooms and "rustic" campsites.  Access from vehicle to campsite may require assistance.

General Notes:

Near Historic Boca Townsite interpretive trail

Location: Boca Reservoir

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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 20 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sites Restrooms and "rustic" campsites.  Access from vehicle to campsite may require assistance 


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Boat ramp Near campground. Subject to closure during low water levels
Camping trailer Yes
Toilets Vault
Accessible Vault toilets. “Rustic" campsites. Access from vehicle to campsite may require assistance.
Picnic tables Yes
Fee charged for some activities Camping
Parking Yes
Tent camping Yes
Interpretive Site Near Historic Boca Townsite Accessible Interpretive Trail
Drinking water NO