Area Status: Closed
Lakeside Campground is located on the west shore of Prosser Reservoir, 10 minutes north of Truckee, CA. The campground offers single-family campsites. Some campground sites are shaded by pine and fir trees, other sites have full sun and are open. Some water's edge sites available depending on reservoir water level. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Many sites have a view of the reservoir and/or surrounding mountains. Firewood is not available for purchase at the campground. Firewood may be purchased locally.
Most single family sites and group campgrounds can be reserved at www.recreation.govor (877) 444-6777.
Prosser Reservoir is a popular location for canoeing, paddle boarding, kayaking, swimming and fishing. Hand-off launching possible at Lakeside campground depending on reservoir water level. 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.Very popular Commemorative Overland Emigrant bike riding/hiking trail can be accessed by riding from campground.
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. 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 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 entrance will be on the left in approximately one mile.
At a Glance
||ALERT! As of 06/04/2015, water levels at Prosser reservoir are 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.
||Open May 15, 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 at www.recreation.gov
||Interpretive Site,Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
||$20.00 per site
$5 for extra vehicle
||May 15, 2015
||Camping and campfires outside designated campground is prohibited in this area. Speed limitations for boats. Access to designated OHV routes from campground. Respect other campers. OHV ingress and egress only.
||US Forest Service
||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.
Generally normal services available: Memorial Day Weekend through September. May open sooner or stay open longer – weather dependent.
Hand-off boat launching at site
Concrete boat launching nearby. Space for trailers
Near Donner Camp Historic Picnic Site
Number of sites: 30
Location: Prosser Reservoir
Restrooms and drinking water