Boyington Mill Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Boyington Mill Campground is located between, and adjacent to, the Little Truckee River and County Road 894. The campground itself is very open with little vegetation, very limited shade and closely situated sites. The campground offers single-family sites. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Accessible vault toilets. No water provided.  Firewood available at campground.


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

The beauty of this little campground is that you can step out of your tent and throw your line into the Little Truckee River which offers some of Northern California's best fly-fishing. Special restrictions apply. Boating, water skiing, swimming, windsurfing and fishing are popular activities at the nearby Boca and Stampede reservoirs. Close to the accessible historic Boca Townsite Interpretative Trail. The surrounding area offers hiking, biking, horseback riding and off-road vehicle trails. Access to designated OHV routes from campground. Respect other campers. OHV ingress and egress only.

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. At Boca Dam continue north for approximately four miles, passing Boca Rest Campground, and Boyington Mill campground will be on your left along the Little Truckee River.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: ALERT! As of 06/05/2015, water level at Boca and Stampede reservoirs is very low.   Due to severe drought conditions several of our boat launching facilities may not be operable this year due to low water levels. Currently at Boca, Stampede, and Prosser the paved ramps are exposed above the water level. It is still possible to launch using a four wheel drive vehicle, but be prepared to back into the mud. Courtesy docks were not placed in the water this year due to low water levels. 
Operational Hours: Boat ramp at boca still above water line. We advise using a Four well drive vehical to launch your boats.
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
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Accessible,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 - October/November depending on snow conditions
Usage: Light
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: No camping or campfires outside of designated campground. Access to designated OHV routes from campground. Respect other campers. OHV ingress and egress only.
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 slean campsite, store food in a secure container, and dispose of trash properly.   Generally normal services available: Memorial Day Weekend through September. May open sooner or stay open longer – weather dependent. No services during off-season.  Pack it in, pack it out. 

General Information


From Truckee: Go east approximately six miles and take Hirschdale exit. Take a left going north and drive 5 miles on Boca/Stampede Road. Campground is located on the left on the Little Truckee River, 4 miles north of Boca Dam.

General Notes:

Number of sites: 12

Elevation: 5700



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Reservation InfoThis 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 Sites13 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sitesNone


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Camping trailer Yes
Toilets Vault
Accessible Vault toilets. “Rustic
Picnic tables Yes
Parking Yes
Fee charged for some activities Camping
Tent camping Yes
Interpretive Site Short drive to Historic Boca Townsite Interpretive Trail (Accessible, may need assistance on steeper trail slopes)
Drinking water NO