Prosser Family Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Prosser Family Campground is located on the west shore above Prosser Reservoir, 10 minutes north of Truckee, Calif. The campground is situated within walking distance of the western shore of the reservoir. The campground offers single-family campsites. A forest of Jeffrey pine and fir trees shade the area, while sagebrush dots the forest floor in surrounding areas. Some sites have filtered views of the reservoir and the surrounding mountains can be seen through the trees. Each site is equipped with a picnic table 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.

The surrounding area offers many hiking, biking, horseback riding and off-road vehicle trails.Very popular Commemorative Overland Emigrant bike riding/hiking trail can be accessed by riding from campground.Prosser Reservoir is a popular location for canoeing, paddle boarding, kayaking, swimming and fishing. Power boating is allowed, but a 10-mph speed limit is enforced. A boat ramp is located less than a mile from the campground at Prosser Ranch Group Campground. Boat trailer parking available at ramp.

Prosser OHV staging area is approximately two miles west, across Highway 89. Access to Prosser Hill Motorcycle trail, and Prosser Hill and Sagehen Hills OHV trail system. OHV Trail Access: Non-street legal OHVs must be trailered from the campground to the OHV trails.

No camping or campfires allowed outside of developed campgrounds.

Directions:  From Truckee take Highway 89 North approximately four miles north of I-80. Look for Prosser Recreation Area sign on the right. Take a right onto paved road and campground will be on the left in approximately 1.5 miles.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed with locked gate.
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: Accessible,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $20 per site
$5 for extra vehicle
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Camping outside designated campground is prohibited in this area;
speed limitations for boats
Closest Towns: Truckee
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: Concessionaire

General Information


From Truckee: Drive 4 miles north on Hwy 89. Campground is on west shore of Prosser Reservoir.

General Notes:

Concrete boat launching ramp nearby
Near Donner Camp Historic Picnic Site and interpretive trail

Location: Prosser 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 29 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sites Drinking water and restrooms (restrooms planned summer 2011)


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Accessible Restrooms and drinking water (Restrooms planned summer 2011)
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