Boca Rest Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

Boca Rest Campground is located adjacent to Boca Reservoir in the Tahoe National Forest, 15 minutes from Truckee, California. The campground is situated on the northeastern shores of the Boca Reservoir, near where the reservoir meets the Little Truckee River. The campground is characterized by open areas dotted with sagebrush. A few pines are scattered throughout the site, but shade is limited. The campground offers single-family sites, with a few located right along the waterfront when the water is high. Most sites are fairly exposed with little to no shade. Each site is equipped with picnic tables and campfire ring. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Firewood is available for purchase from the host.

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

Boca Reservoir spans over 900 acres and is a popular location for boating, water skiing, swimming, wind surfing and fishing. A boat ramp is located near Boca Campground on the southwest end of the reservoir, but may be subject to closure during low water levels.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. 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.

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. At Boca Dam continue north for approximately two miles and campground will be on your left.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: ALERT ! <span style="display: none"> </span>As of 6/26/2014, water level at Boca reservoir 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.
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: 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
Usage: Heavy
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: No camping or campfires outside designated campground. Speed limit inside campground for OHVs is 5 MPH.   Access to designated OHV routes from campground. Respect other campers. OHV ingress and egress only.
Closest Towns: Truckee, CA 
Water: Yes
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Normal services available generally: Memorial Day Weekend through Septembeer. May open sooner or stay open longer – weather dependent. No services provided during off season.  Pack it in, pack it out.   

General Information

Directions:

From I-80: Take Hirschdale exit off I-80. Drive 1 mile north on Boca/Stampede Road. Campground is on north east shore of Boca Reservoir, 2 miles north of Boca Dam.


General Notes:

 Reservations: yes

 Elevation: 5700


Parking:

Yes


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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 http://www.recreation.gov/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=74129&topTabIndex=CampingSpot
No. of Sites29 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sitesNone

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Amenities

Camping trailer Yes
Toilets Vault
Accessible Vault toilets. Several campsites native surface, level terrain.
Picnic tables Yes
Parking Yes
Fee charged for some activities Camping
Tent camping Yes
Interpretive Site Near Historic Boca Townsite Accessible Interpretive Trail
Drinking water Potable