**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:||Water off for season. ALERT! Black bears have been frequenting the area. For your safety, keep a clean campsite, store food in a secure container, and dispose of trash properly.|
|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:||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|
|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|
|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 InformationGeneral 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
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
|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 http://www.recreation.gov|
|No. of Accessible sites||Restrooms and drinking water|
Lake and Pond Fishing
OHV Trail Riding
Boating - Motorized
Boating - Non-Motorized
|Interpretive Site:||Near Donner Historic Picnic Area and interpretive trail|
|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|