Pass Creek Campground

Area Status: Closed
A typical forested campsite at Pass Creek Campground

Pass Creek Campground is located on the northeast shore of Jackson Meadow Reservoir and provides a wide range of recreational activities including boating, canoeing, water skiing, swimming, fishing, hiking and hunting. Anglers will find rainbow and brown trout.  Visitors are awarded beautiful views of the Sierra Crest and English Mountain.  The campground lies in a dense stand of pine and fir trees. A designated swim beach is nearby.  Utility hookups, showers and telephone service are not available at this location. The campground offers several single-family campsites, each equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. This facility is operated and maintained by the Nevada Irrigation District.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Please contact NID at (530) 265-5302 First Come First Serve - Closes 10/30/23
Reservations: Reservations available online at six months in advance. 
Area Amenities: Accessible, Boat ramp, Tent camping, Camping trailer, Fee charged for some activities, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking
Fees: $24 per site
$5 for extra vehicle 
Open Season: August 1 - October 13
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: All camping must be in designated campsites in Jackson Meadow Recreation Area. Bears frequent the area, all food must be kept in approved containers.  Fire restrictions may be imposed at any time due to hot, dry weather conditions, at which time all campfires and charcoal fires may not be allowed.
Closest Towns: The closest services are available in Sierraville, 11 miles north from Hwy 89 or Truckee, 17 miles south on Hwy 89.
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Flush Flush Toilets
Passes: Federal Recreational Lands Passes are honored on all applicable fees.
Operated By: Nevada Irrigation District
Information Center: This facility is operated by Nevada Irrigation District, 1036 West main Street, Grass Valley, CA  95945,    (530) 265-8861.

General Information


Take Interstate 80 to the Truckee/Highway 89 exit. Follow Hwy 89 north for 17 miles to the Jackson Meadows turnoff. Travel west on Forest Road 07 for 18 miles to Jackson Meadows Reservoir. Turn at the Pass Creek Campground sign. 


Restrooms, selected campsites and drinking water




Mountain Biking

There are numerous Forest Service roads available to mountain bikes within the Jackson Meadow reservoir region.

Campground Camping

The campround offers 30 campsites (15 have space for trailers) each equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring.  Activities and amenities found at this location include a boat ramp, boating, canoeing, dump station, fishing, food storage lockers, grills, hiking, camp host, hunting, mountain biking, and swimming.

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, selected campsites and drinking water

RV Camping

Lake and Pond Fishing

See also Jackson Meadow Reservoir under the "fishing" activity.

Day Hiking

Big Game Hunting

Small Game Hunting

Game Bird/Waterfowl

Boating - Motorized

Boating - Non-Motorized




Camping trailer:
Picnic tables:
Tent camping:
Fee charged for some activities:
Accessible: Restrooms, selected campsites and drinking water
Boat ramp: No marina or fuel services available. Popular lake for waterskiing, fishing, canoeing, kayaking and windsurfing.
Drinking water:

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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