Area Status: Open
Jackson Creek Campground has 14 campsites with tables, bear proof food lockers, vault toilets and parking. There is no trash service. 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
||Vault Toilet (2)
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.
Bear proof food boxes available
Pack-in/pack-out (no garbage receptacles)
Water: stream water source - purify before drinking
Number of sites: 14