Boca Campground

Area Status: Closed

**Please read the Forest Order (linked HERE) for Camping & Campfire Restrictions**

Boca Campground is located on Boca Reservoir in the Tahoe National Forest, 15 minutes from Truckee, California. The campground is situated on a peninsula above the western shore of Boca Reservoir. Mature Jeffrey pine and fir trees provide some shade in this open campground overlooking the reservoir. The campground offers single family sites.  Each site is equipped with picnic tables and fire ring. Firewood available at the campground at the host site. Accessible vault toilets. No water provided.

Most single family sites and group campgrounds can be reserved at www.recreation.govor (877) 444-6777.

Boca Reservoir is a popular location for boating, water skiing, swimming, wind surfing and fishing. A boat ramp is located less than a mile from the campground, but may be subject to closure during low water level. Heavy motorized watercraft use in the summer. The Little Truckee River is nearby and offers some of Northern California's best fly-fishing. Special restrictions apply. The surrounding area offers hiking, biking, horseback riding and off-road vehicle trails. OHV Trail Access: Non-street legal OHVs must be trailered from the campground to the OHV trails. Close to the accessible historic Boca Townsite Interpretative Trail.

No camping or campfires allowed outside of developed campgrounds.

Directions: From Interstate 80, take the Hirschdale Road exit (exit 194) and proceed north on Hirschdale Road for 1.1 mile. Turn left onto Boca Dam Reservoir Road and proceed west, driving over the dam for 1.2 miles. The Boca campground is located on the right.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Non-potable water. Bring water or be prepared to treat.
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
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees: $20 per site
$5 for extra vehicle
Open Season: May 28 - October 11
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: NO CAMPING OR CAMPFIRES ALLOWED OUTSIDE OF DEVELOPED CAMPGROUNDS. OHV Trail Access: Non-street legal OHVs must be trailered from the campground to the OHV trails.
Closest Towns: Truckee, CA
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: ALERT!  Black bears have been frequenting the area. For your safety, keep a clean campsite, store food in a secure container, and dispose of trash properly.   Normal services available generally: Memorial Day Weekend through September. May open sooner or stay open longer – weather dependent.

General Information




Restrooms and "rustic" campsites.  Access from vehicle to campsite may require assistance.

General Notes:

Near Historic Boca Townsite interpretive trail

Location: Boca Reservoir

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 20 single site(s)
Reservation Info 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
No. of Accessible sites Restrooms and "rustic" campsites.  Access from vehicle to campsite may require assistance 

Lake and Pond Fishing

OHV Trail Riding

Scenic Driving

Boating - Motorized

Boating - Non-Motorized





Interpretive Site: Near Historic Boca Townsite Accessible Interpretive Trail
Camping trailer: Yes
Picnic tables: Yes
Tent camping: Yes
Toilets: Vault
Parking: Yes
Fee charged for some activities: Camping
Accessible: Vault toilets. “Rustic" campsites. Access from vehicle to campsite may require assistance.
Boat ramp: Near campground. Subject to closure during low water levels
Drinking water: NO

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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