Big Bend Group Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Big Bend Campground

Big Bend Group Campground is located right off I-80 on Old Highway 40, behind Big Bend U.S. Forest Service Fire Station. There are two group campsites with tables, group fire rings and grills with vault toilets and potable water. Campground is available for both RV and tent camping (however, there are NO RV hookups or amenities, size restrictions on RV may apply). Enjoy swimming and fishing on the south Yuba River. Day hiking and back packing nearby at the Loch Leven Trailhead.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed for the season
Operational Hours: Normally facility operates Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. Operation may change depending on weather conditions. Contact Tahoe National Forest for current information at (530)265-4531.
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,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $99 per site
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Soda Springs
Water: Piped water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From I-80 east: Take Big Bend exit and head east 1/4 mile to campground.

 From I-80 west: Take Rainbow Road exit and continue west 1 1/2 miles to campground.

Campground is located behind the U.S. Forest Service Fire Station.



General Notes:
  1. Tables and grills
  2. Hiking trails to high elevation lakes nearby
  3. Accessible sites available 
  4. Swimming
  5. Fishing




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Picnic tables
Drinking water
Interpretive Site
Fee charged for some activities
Tent camping
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A Boy Fishing