Upper Little Truckee Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Typical campsite in the mountains

The Upper Little Truckee Campground is located on Highway 89, about 12 miles north of Truckee.  The campground is situated on the banks of the Little Truckee River, at an elevation of 6,200 feet.  A forest of lodgepole pine, aspen and juniper covers 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. This campground is maintained and operated by the Sierraville Ranger District of the Tahoe National Forest.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closing November 1
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,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $20.00 per family site, $66.00 for the group area
$5 for extra vehicle
Open Season: - November 1
Usage: Light
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Bears frequent the area; we recommend all food be kept in a bear container or hidden completely out of sight such as in the trunk of a car.  Fire restrictions may be imposed at any time due to hot, dry weather conditions, at which time campfire and charcoal fires may not be allowed.  Camping outside designated campsites is prohibited in this area.
Closest Towns: Sierraville 11.5 miles north  or Truckee is located about 13 miles to the south
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Passes: Federal Recreatonal 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


Restrooms, selected campsites, and drinking water


From Sierraville: Drive 11 1/2 miles south on Hwy 89. Campground is on right and is along the Little Truckee River.

From Truckee: Drive 13 1/2 miles north on Hwy 89. Campground is on left and is along the Little Truckee River.



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Picnic tables
Drinking water
Fee charged for some activities
Tent camping
Accessible Restrooms, selected campsites and drinking water
Camping trailer
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A boy holding a fish

A Boy Fishing