Goose Meadow Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Goose Meadow Campground is located between the Truckee River and Highway 89, five miles south of Truckee, and not far from Tahoe City. The campground is situated on the banks above the Truckee River. Most sites are forested and shaded, and all are a short walking distance to the river. The campground offers single-family campsites, each 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. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water also provided. Firewood available at campground at the host site.  Please note that Highway 89 road noise can be heard from this campground.

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 Squaw Valley. A paved trail starts just a few miles south of the campground at the entrance to Squaw 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 Squaw 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: Expect full campgrounds unless you have a reservation.
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 $22 per site
$5 for extra vehicle
Open Season: May 14 - October 18
Usage: Heavy
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: No camping or campfires allowed outside of developed campgrounds.
Closest Towns: Truckee, CA
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilets
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 4 miles south on Hwy 89.

General Notes:

Number of sites: 25

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


Limited parking

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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
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A Boy Fishing