Area Status: Closed
Silver Tip Group Campground is located on the southwest shore of Jackson Meadow Reservoir and is adjacent to Woodcamp Campground. It is surrounded by pine and fir trees. Jackson Meadow Reservoir is a gorgeous high elevation lake with excellent opportunities for boating, canoeing, water skiing, swimming and fishing. anglers will find plentiful rainbow and brown trout. A boat ramp is located just left of the campground entrance. A designated swimming beach is nearby. A portion of the Pacific Crest Trail meanders along the east side of the lake. Hunting and biking are popular activities in the surrounding area. Snow pack determines when the campground opens. Utility hookups, showers, telephones and cell phone service are not available here.
At a Glance
||Reservations begin in May. Under new concession with Nevada Irrigation District starting this summer.Call (530) 265-5302 for reservations.
||Attention: Silver Tip Group Campground will no longer be hosted on Recreation.gov as management of the facility has changed. Existing reservations will be honored. For future reservations, please contact the Nevada Irrigation District at 530-265-5302
||Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
||$88 per group area
||June - October
||All camping must be in designated campsites within Jackson Meadow Recreation Area. Bears frequent the area; all food must be kept in approved containers. Off-road vehicle use is prohibited within the campground. Fire restrictions may be imposed at any time due to hot, dry weather conditions, at which time campfires and charcoal fires may not be allowed.
||A camp store is within walking distance of the campground. A variety of camping and fishing supplies, ice, groceries and souvenirs are available. The next closest services are in Sierraville, 11 miles north from Hwy 89 or Truckee, 17 miles south from Hwy 89.
||Nevada Irrigation District
Restrooms, drinking water, picnic tables
Parking lot for RV's and trailers.
From Bowman Lake: Continue on Bowman Lake Road until you reach the south shore of Jackson Meadow Reservoir (about 5 miles on a rough road). Take the right fork to reach Silver Tip Group Campground.
From Truckee: Drive 17 miles north on Hwy 89. Turn left at Little Truckee Summit on Forest Road 7. Continue 16 miles west to Jackson Meadow Reservoir. Campground is on the south west shore of the reservoir.
From Sierraville: Drive 11 miles south on Hwy 89. Turn right at Little Truckee Summit on Forest Road 7. Continue 16 miles west to Jackson Meadow Reservoir. Campground is on the south west shore of the reservoir.