Sagehen Creek Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Sagehen Creek Campground is a remote, rustic campground along Sagehen Creek approximately seven miles west of Highway 89 North. It is adjacent to a beautiful meadow with shade provided by lodgepole pine. Prepare for mosquitos in the early camping season. Not suitable for large RVs. Rough native surface roads in campground. Accessible vault toilet. Picnic tables and fire rings provided. Elevation: 6500 feet.

No water or trash services provided. Pack it in, pack it out

No fee for staying in Sagehen Creek campground. No reservations – first come, first served.


Directions:  From Truckee take Highway 89 North for approximately eight miles to Sagehen Summit. Take a left onto 260 Road and go approximately 0.10 mile to four-way intersection. Continue on 260 Road (middle road, not to field station) for approximately 1.5 miles. Take a left onto 11 Road for approximately three miles. At bottom of paved hill, take a left at Sagehen Campground sign. Campground will be on the right in approximately 0.5 mile.

At a Glance

Reservations: No reservations available, first come-first served.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees Free
Open Season: May/June depending on snow - October/November depending on snow conditions
Usage: Light
Busiest Season: Summer
Closest Towns: Truckee, CA
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: No services. Pack it in, Pack it out.  No potable water.  Filter from creek.

General Information

General Notes:

Elevation: 6500 

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

Number of sites: 10



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Campground Camping

There are 10 undeveloped campsites at this facility.  There are vault toilets. The only water source is creek water - purify before drinking.

Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Sites 10 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sites None

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Camping trailer Not suitable for large RVs
Picnic tables
Tent camping
Drinking water Creek water - filter before drinking