Skillman Horse Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Skillman Horse Campground is located along Hwy 20. Campground has corrals, hitching posts, and horse troughs available under large pines and cedars. Pioneer Trail accesses this campground and is popular among equestrians. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: As of July 20, 2015 there is no potable water in the campground. Horse water is available, but must be boiled before used for human consumption. There is potable water available at the White Cloud Campground, about 4 miles west on Highway 20. This campground will close for the season on September 27th, 2015.
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
Fees $18 Night for single unit
$36 Night for double unit
$110 group
$300 for entire campground
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Nevada City
Water: No Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information



From Nevada City:   Drive 14 miles east on Hwy 20 toward Truckee. Turn right into Skillman and make a left at the first road to reach the campground.

From I-80:   Take Hwy 20 exit and drive 12 miles west toward Nevada City. Turn left into Skillman, make a left at the first road to reach the campground.

General Notes:

Hitching posts
Horse troughs
Pioneer Trail access 


Limited parking

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