Yuba Pass Campground
Yuba Pass Campground is located in the North Yuba River area, atop Yuba Pass on Highway 49. Visitors enjoy a wide variety of recreational activities in the area, including birding, hiking, biking, hunting, and fishing. This facility is operated and maintained by the Tahoe National Forest
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Closed for the 2022 season due to hazard trees.|
|Operational Hours:||Typically stays open from Memorial Day to Labor Day|
|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|
|Fees:||$24 per site|
|Open Season:||May 22|
|Restrictions:||Camping outside designated campground is prohibited in this area. Bears frequent the area; all food must be kept in approved containers. Utility hookups and showers are not available at this location.|
|Closest Towns:||Sierra City/Sierraville|
|Operated By:||Tahoe National Forest, YRRD|
|Information Center:||Yuba River Ranger District, 15924 Highway 49, Camptonville, CA 95922|
Directions from Sierra City: Travel 11 miles northeast on Hwy. #49, the campground will be on the right.
From Sierraville: Drive 11 miles west on Hwy 49. Campground will be on the left.
Operated By: TNF, YRRD
Location: Highway 49 North of Yuba Pass
Restrooms and Selected Campsites
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
The campground offers several single-family campsites. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided.
|No. of Sites||19 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 http://www.recreation.gov|
The nearby Lakes Basin area offers hiking with more than 30 miles of maintained trails including a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail. Many of the trails are also open to biking and horseback riding.
Bird watching is quite popular at this location. The scenic surroundings attract a wide variety of birds including sandhill cranes, hermit warblers, black-backed woodpeckers, sapsuckers, calliope hummingbirds, sooty grouse, northern pygmy owls, mountain quail, bald eagles, osprey, hawks and geese.
Boating - Motorized
Nearby Gold Lake offers visitors boating and fishing opportunities. Anglers will find rainbow, brook and mackinaw trout. Gold Lake has a boat ramp facility.
|Fee charged for some activities:|
|Accessible:||Restrooms, selected campsites|
|Drinking water:||Drought conditions have dried up potable water source. No drinking water is available at this time.|