Granite Flat Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Granite Flat Campground is located on the banks of the Truckee River and adjacent to Highway 89 South, three miles south of Truckee and a short distance from Tahoe City. The campground offers 70 single-family sites, some of which are accessible. Sites range from shaded by large trees to very open. Several sites overlook the Truckee River, while other sites are adjacent to Highway 89. All sites are a short walking distance to the river. Seven sites are designated for tent-camping only. These sites are a short walk-in and adjacent to Highway 89. Each site is equipped with a picnic table, campfire ring, grill and bear box for storage of food, pet food and other scented items.  Firewood available at the campground at the host site.  Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Roads within campground are paved. Highway 89 road noise can be heard.

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.  Firewood can be purchased on sight.

No camping or campfires allowed outside of developed campgrounds.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closing October 18
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: - October 18
Usage: Medium
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 1 1/2 miles south on Hwy 89.


Restrooms and several campsites

General Notes:

Reservations: yes

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


Limited parking

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Picnic tables Yes
Drinking water Potable
Toilets Vault
Parking Limited
Fee charged for some activities Camping
Tent camping Yes
Accessible Restrooms and several campsites. Paved campground road system.
Camping trailer Yes
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A Boy Fishing