Woodcamp Campground is located on the west shore of Jackson Meadow Reservoir. It is surrounded by pine and fir trees. Jackson Meadow Reservoir is a gorgeous high elevation lake with good fishing. There are excellent opportunites for boating, canoeing, water skiing, swimming and fishing. Anglers will find rainbow and brown trout. A boat ramp and designated swim beach are located within the recreation area. Nevada Irrigation District maintains and operates this facility.
A half-mile interpretive nature trail wanders through the campground. A portion of the Pacific Crest Trail meanders along the east side of the lake. Hunting and biking are popular activities in the surrounding area. Snow pack determines when the campground opens.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Closed until further notice|
|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:||$24 per site
$5 for extra vehicle An additional $2 per day fee is charged for reservations during Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends.
|Restrictions:||All camping must be within 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 campfires and charcoal fires may not be allowed.|
|Closest Towns:||The closest services are in Sierraville, 11 miles north from Hwy 89 or Truckee 17 miles south from Hwy 89.|
|Passes:||Federal Recreational Lands Passes are honored on all applicable fees.|
|Operated By:||Nevada Irrigation District|
|Information Center:||This facillity is operated by Nevada Irrigation District, 1036 West Main Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945, (530) 265-8861.|
From Bowman Lake: Continue on Bowman Lake Road until you reach the south shore of Jackson Meadow Reservoir (about 5 miles on a rough road). Take the right fork in the road to Woodcamp Campground.
From Truckee: Drive 17 miles north on Hwy 89. Turn left at Little Truckee Summit on Forest Road 7. Continue 16 miles west to Jackson Meadow Reservoir. Campground is on the south west shore of the reservoir.
From Sierraville: Drive 11 miles south on Hwy 89. Turn right at Little Truckee Summit on Forest Road 7. Continue 16 miles west to Jackson Meadow Reservoir. Campground is on the south west shore of the reservoir.
Restroom, selected campsites and drinking water
Concrete boat launching ramp nearby
Swimming at nearby Woodcamp Picnic Site
Location: Jackson Meadow Reservoir
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
There are a number of Forest Service roads available for mountain bikes in the Jackson Meadow region.
There are 20 campsites at this facility with 10 having space for trailers. There is piped water and both flush and vault toilets. Activities and amenities include biking, boating, firewood vendor, fishing, hiking, camp host, hunting, interpretive trails, mountain biking, self pay station, and swimming. Elevation: 6100 feet.
|No. of Sites||20 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||Restroom, selected campsites and drinking water|
Lake and Pond Fishing
Big Game Hunting
Small Game Hunting
Boating - Motorized
Make sure your vessel is clean and dry and not carrying any invasive species that could be introduced into the reservoir.
Boating - Non-Motorized
Jackson Meadow Reservoir is popular for canoes and kayaks. Please ensure that your boat is clean and dry and can't introduce any invasive species from some other area into the reservoir.
|Interpretive Site:||Woodcamp Creek Interpretive Trail|
|Fee charged for some activities:|
|Accessible:||restroom, selected campsites and drinking water|
|Boat ramp:||No marina or fuel services. Popular lake for fishing, waterskiing, canoeing, kayaking and windsurfing.|