Lakeside Campground

Area Status: Closed

**Please read the Forest Order (linked HERE) for Camping & Campfire Restrictions**

Lakeside Campground is located on the west shore of Prosser Reservoir, 10 minutes north of Truckee, CA.  The campground offers single-family campsites. Some campground sites are shaded by pine and fir trees, other sites have full sun and are open. Some water's edge sites available depending on reservoir water level. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Many sites have a view of the reservoir and/or surrounding mountains.  Firewood available at the campground at host site.

Most single family sites and group campgrounds can be reserved at www.recreation.govor (877) 444-6777.

Prosser Reservoir is a popular location for canoeing, paddle boarding, kayaking, swimming and fishing. Hand-off launching possible at Lakeside campground depending on reservoir water level. Power boating is allowed, but a 10-mph speed limit is enforced. A boat ramp is located less than a mile from the campground at Prosser Ranch Group Campground.Boat trailer parking available.Very popular Commemorative Overland Emigrant bike riding/hiking trail can be accessed by riding from campground.

Prosser OHV staging area is approximately two miles west, across Highway 89. Access to Prosser Hill Motorcycle trail, and Prosser Hill and Sagehen Hills OHV trail system. Access to designated OHV routes from campground. Respect other campers. OHV ingress and egress only.

No camping or campfires allowed outside of developed campgrounds.

Directions: From Truckee take Highway 89 North approximately four miles north of I-80.  Look for Prosser Recreation Area sign on the right. Take a right onto paved road and campground entrance will be on the left in approximately one mile.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Sites 1 - 13 closed for month of July due to Prosser Reservoir being at full capacity
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: Interpretive Site, Accessible, Boat ramp, Tent camping, Camping trailer, Fee charged for some activities, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking
Fees: $20.00 per site
$5 for extra vehicle
Open Season: May 27 - October 10
Usage: Heavy
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Camping and campfires outside designated campground is prohibited in this area. Speed limitations for boats. Access to designated OHV routes from campground. Respect other campers. OHV ingress and egress only.
Closest Towns: Truckee, CA
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: US Forest Service
Information Center: Generally normal services available: Memorial Day Weekend through September. May open sooner or stay open longer – weather dependent.

General Information

General Notes:

Hand-off boat launching at site
Concrete boat launching nearby. Space for trailers

Near Donner Camp Historic Picnic Site

Number of sites: 30

Location: Prosser Reservoir


Restrooms and drinking water

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

Campground Camping

No. of Sites 30 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
No. of Accessible sites Restrooms and drinking water

Lake and Pond Fishing

OHV Camping

OHV Trail Riding

Boating - Motorized

Boating - Non-Motorized



Interpretive Site: Near Donner Historic Picnic Area and interpretive trail
Camping trailer: Yes
Picnic tables: Yes
Tent camping: Yes
Toilets: Vault
Parking: Yes
Fee charged for some activities: Camping
Accessible: Vault toilets and drinking water. Several campsites are native surface, level terrain.
Boat ramp: Nearby at Prosser Group Campground
Drinking water: Potable

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities



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A boy holding a fish

A Boy Fishing