Shirttail Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Shirttail Creek Campground is located on the north west shore of Sugar Pine Reservoir, this campground is set in a cedar and pine forest overlooking the reservoir.  It is near the North Fork of the American River with access to trails, OHV riding and swimming. The Sugar Pine OHV staging area is 5 miles away from the campground on Sugar Pine Road.

The Foresthill Public Utility District (FPUD) will transfer water from Sugar Pine Reservoir to the Central Valley during the month of September.

Water levels will be dropping during this time, exposing underwater hazards and changing conditions along shorelines. Please use caution.


For more information, please contact

Foresthill PUD - (530) 367-2511

At a Glance

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,Fee charged for some activities,Toilets
Fees $24/single site (6 people), $48/double site (12 people), $72/triple site (18 people) 
Trailer dump station open on Sundays from 11am to 1pm, $6. Dump station may be available on demand, please contact camp hosts.
Open Season: May 26, 2017 - Oct 16, 2018
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: OHV use is not permitted in the Sugar Pine Complex, only the staging area.
Closest Towns: Foresthill
Water: Yes
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From I-80:   Take the Foresthill Road exit for 17 miles to the town of Foresthill.  Continue on the road for 9 miles to Sugar Pine Road.  Turn left and continue on Sugar Pine Road for 9 miles and take a right on the first road after the Sugar Pine Recreation Area sign.  Travel 1 1/2 miles to the campground.

General Notes:

Fire rings; double and triple sites available; trailer dump station.

30 sites located near a little creek that feeds Sugar Pine Reservoir. Do not confuse this campground with Sugar Pine Point. This campground is located near Foresthill City. Reservations must be made at least 4 days in advance. Beginning with the 3rd vehicle a per day per vehicle fee will be collected at the campground. No refunds are given for bad weather. Site length includes all vehicles in tow. Check in with camp manager upon arrival.

Location: Sugar Pine Reservior


Restrooms, several campsites and paved trail

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Recreation areas with activity Campground Camping:
No. of Sites 29 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, several campsites and paved trails

Water Activities

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Fee charged for some activities
Accessible Restrooms, several campsites and paved trail