Boca Springs Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Boca Springs Campground is located one mile east of Boca Reservoir in the Tahoe National Forest, 15 minutes from Truckee, California. The campground is heavily forested with towering Jeffrey pine and fir trees. Boca Spring feeds a pretty meadow within the site. This campground is off the paved main road, but still within one mile of Boca Reservoir and the Little Truckee River. The campground offers single-family sites and one group site that can accommodate up to 25 people and eight vehicles. A few sites are available for equestrian use by reservation. Equestrian tie hitches and a trough on site. Picnic tables, campfire rings and grills are provided, as are accessible vault toilets and drinking water. 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.

Boating, water skiing, swimming, wind surfing and fishing are popular activities. 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 on Boca Reservoir 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.

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 just before Boca Rest Campground is on your left, take a right onto the 72 Road and proceed approximately one mile to intersection. Stay to the left and you will arrive at campground in approximately 0.5 miles.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: ALERT !  As of 6/24/2014 water conditions 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.  
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 Boca Spring Group site (25) $66.00 per day
Open Season: April/May snow conditions pemitting - October/November depending on snow conditions
Usage: Light
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Camping and campfires prohibited outside designated campground. Access to designated OHV routes from campground. Respect other campers. OHV ingress and egress only.
Closest Towns: Truckee, CA
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilets (in summer only)
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: 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

Directions:

Directions from Truckee: Travel east on I-80 for approximately 6 miles. Take Hirschdale exit. Turn left onto County Route #894. Travel approximately 2.5 miles north and when you reach Boca Rest campground, turn right onto the dirt road (Forest Route #72). Travel approximately 0.75 mile staying to the left and you will arrive at Boca Springs campground.


General Notes:

Reservations: yes

Elevation: 5900

Horses allowed


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=74130&topTabIndex=CampingSpot
No. of Sites16 single site(s), 1 20-50 people group site(s)
No. of Accessible sitesNone

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Amenities

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 Near Historic Boca Townsite Accessible Interpretive Trail
Drinking water Potable