Salmon Creek Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Salmon Creek is located two miles north of Bassetts on the Gold Lake Highway near Salmon Creek, there are 31 campsites- 7 of them have space for trailers. It has vault toilets and piped water. Salmon Creek Campground is surrounded by lodgepole pine and cedar trees. This area offers an abundance of beautiful high mountain lakes with a variety of accessibility along with scenic rugged geological features of granitic ridges and glacially serrated rock outcroppings.  Due to below freezing temperatures, the water system has been winterized and water is no longer available as of 10/03/2016.

At a Glance

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 $24 per site
$5 for extra vehicle
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Camping outside designated campground is prohibited in this area
Closest Towns: Sierra City
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet. Unknown # of Toilets
Operated By: Tahoe National Forest

General Information


From Hwy 49 at Sierra City: Drive 4 1/2 miles to Bassett's Station. Turn left on Gold Lake Hwy. Continue for 2 miles on Gold Lake Hwy to campground.

From 89 N to 49 N: Drive 13 miles headed west to Bassett's Station. Turn right on Gold Lake Hwy. Continue for 2 miles on Gold Lake Hwy to campground.

General Notes:

Bear proof food boxes available
Space for trailers


Space for trailers

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