Big Reservoir Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Big Reservoir Campground (also known as Morning Star Campground) is located outside of Foresthill at Big Reservoir (Morning Star).

For reservations at Morning Star campground call: (530) 367-2129

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The opening date for all Tahoe NF campgrounds is to be determined at this time. Please check back in for campground closures due to Covid-19. Call (530) 367-2129 for more information.
Reservations: Yes
Area Amenities: Accessible,Fee charged for some activities,Toilets
Fees $25-$35 per site, $100+/$160+ for group sites
 $6/$20 for extra vehicle
 $5 per pet
 $2 per watercraft
 $7 for firewood (2 for $13)
 $12 per camper's fishing license
 $25 per day user's fishing license
Open Season: The Tahoe National Forest will continue to phase in opening of facilities and services as county policies and facility preparations allow.
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: No boats with gasoline engines; no firearms or any other implement of destruction including sling shots and fireworks; no chainsaws; reservations must be made at least 3 weeks in advance
Closest Towns: Foresthill, Ca
Water: Piped Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (3)
Operated By: Morning Star Resort (530) 367-2129

General Information


From I-80:   Take the Foresthill Road exit for 17 miles to the town of Foresthill. Continue driving for 9 miles until reaching Sugar Pine Road. Turn left and travel for 3 miles to Forest Road 24. Continue for 3 miles, the campground will be on the right.

General Notes:

Limited firewood
Picnic sites with tables
Fire rings
Space for trailers
Trailer dump station



General Notes:

Location: 13 miles Northeast of Foresthill off Foresthill Divide Road

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