Jackson Creek Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Jackson Creek Campground is located on the edge of Jackson Creek in a mixed conifer forest.  Very remote campground with limited services.  Road is very rough, rocky, and narrow.  Surrounded by rocky cliffs and scattered pines.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open as of May 16, 2014.
Fees None
Open Season: June
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Nevada City
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions:

 From Nevada City: Take Hwy 20 east towards Truckee approximately 20 miles.  Turn left on Bowman Lake Rd (Forest Road 18).  First 8 miles are paved, next 3 miles are gravel (2 lanes), last 5 miles are very rough and road is one lane.  Continue past Bowman Lake Campground to Jackson Creek Campground.

 From I-80:  Take Hwy 20 cutoff on I-80.  Take Hwy 20 heading west toward Nevada City for approximately 5 miles.  Turn right on Bowman Lake Road (Forest Road 18).  First 8 miles are paved, next 3 miles are gravel (2 lanes), last 5 miles are very rough and road is one lane.  Continue past Bowman Lake Campground to Jackson Creek Campground.


General Notes:

Tables
Fire rings
Bear proof food boxes available
Limited parking
Pack-in/pack-out (no garbage receptacles)

Elevation: 5600

Water: stream water source - purify before drinking

Number of sites: 14


Parking:

 Limited parking
 


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Reservation InfoNot reservable
No. of Sites12 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sitesNone

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