Silver Creek Campground

Area Status: Closed

Silver Creek Campground is located along the Truckee River and adjacent to Highway 89 South, seven miles south of Truckee, and not far from Tahoe City. The campground offers several single-family sites. Sites range from shaded by large trees to very open. Seven sites are designated for tent-camping only. These sites are a short walk-in and overlook the Truckee River. Other sites are close to Highway 89. All sites are a short walking distance to the river. Each site is equipped with a picnic table, campfire ring and grill. Each site has a bear box that must be used to store food and other scented items such as toiletries and pet food.  Firewood available at the campground at host site.  Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are provided.Most roads within campground are paved. Larger RVs not recommended. Highway 89 road noise can be heard.

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

Visitors enjoy the area for its bike riding and hiking opportunities, as well as its proximity to Lake Tahoe and Olympic Valley. A paved trail starts just a few miles south of the campground at the entrance to Olympic Valley. Walkers, skaters, and bike riders can follow the paved trail to Tahoe City and beyond as it parallels the Truckee River, or head west into Olympic Valley for food and entertainment. Campers also enjoy swimming and tubing on the river. Rafting opportunities may be available in the summertime in Tahoe City. Fly-fishing on the Truckee River is also a popular activity. Special restrictions apply.

No camping or campfires allowed outside of developed campgrounds.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 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.
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: Accessible, 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 27 - October 10
Usage: Heavy
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: No camping or campfires allowed outside of developed campgrounds.
Closest Towns: Truckee, CA
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Generally normal services available: Memorial Day Weekend through September. May open sooner or stay open longer – weather dependent.

General Information


From Truckee: Drive 6 miles south on Hwy 89.

General Notes:

Number of sites: 19

Location: Highway 89 South on Truckee River between Truckee and Tahoe City

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 27 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 Restroom

River and Stream Fishing

Scenic Driving


Camping trailer: Not recommended for large RVs
Picnic tables: Yes
Tent camping: Yes
Parking: Limited
Toilets: Vault
Fee charged for some activities: Camping
Accessible: Vault toilets. Several campsites are native surface, level terrain.
Drinking water: Potable

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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