Grouse Ridge Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Grouse Ridge Campground is located at the top of Grouse Ridge, spectacular vistas of granitic boulders, many alpine lakes, scattered pines, and wildflowers in the summer. Often late opening due to snow banks on access road. Hiking and biking trails lead off of ridge to the Grouse Lakes Area located at the base of the ridge. There are 9 campsites with tables and fire rings. 5 campsites have space for small trailers.There is a vault toilet, but no trash service; pack it in pack it out!

At a Glance

Reservations: No
Fees Free
Open Season: June
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Non-motorized area
Closest Towns: Nevada City
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions:

From Nevada City: Take Hwy 20 heading east toward Truckee approximately 20 miles.  Turn left on Bowman Lake Road (Forest Road 18).  Continue on that road for 5 miles and turn right on Grouse Ridge Road (Forest Road 14).  Road is unimproved dirt for 6 miles until reaching campground.

 From I-80:  Take Hwy 20 cutoff on I-80 headed west for approximately 5 miles.  Turn right on Bowman Lake Road (Forest Road 18).  Continue on that road for 5 miles and turn right on Grouse Ridge Road (Forest Road 14).  Road is unimproved dirt for 6 miles until reaching campground.


General Notes:

Pack-in/pack-out (no garbage receptacles)

No piped water

Elevation: 7400


Parking:

Adequate parking at campground trailhead
 


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Campground Camping

Reservation InfoNot reservable
No. of Sites9 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sitesNone

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