Lower Little Truckee Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Picnic table, fire ring under pines

Lower Little Truckee Campground is situated on the banks of the Little Truckee River, at an elevation of 6,100 feet.  A forest of lodgepole pine, aspen and juniper trees cover the area, offering partial shade.  A few sites overlook the river.  Fishing for rainbow and brown trout is a popular activity.  The surrounding area offers hiking and biking trails.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Spring re-opening for late April 2018 depending on conditions.
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 www.recreation.gov
Area Amenities: Accessible,Fee charged for some activities,Toilets,Parking
Fees $20.00 per site
$5 for extra vehicle
Open Season: April - October
Usage: Light
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Bears frequent the area; we recommend keeping food in an approved bear container or hiding all food items completely out of sight as in the trunk of a car.  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.  Camping outside designated campsites is prohibited in this area.
Closest Towns: Sierraville/Truckee
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Passes: Federal Recreational Lands Passes are honored on all applicable fees.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Sierraville Ranger District, 317 South Lincoln Street, PO Box 95, Sierraville, CA  96126   (530) 994-3401

General Information


From Sierraville: Drive 12 miles south on Hwy 89. Campground is located on the right and is along the Little Truckee River.

From Truckee: Drive 12 miles north on Hwy 89. Campground is located on the left and is along the Little Truckee River.





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A boy holding a fish

A Boy Fishing