Yuba Pass Campground

Area Status: Closed


Yuba Pass Campground is located in the North Yuba River area, atop Yuba Pass on Highway 49. Visitors enjoy a wide variety of recreational activities in the area, including birding, hiking, biking, hunting, and fishing. This facility is operated and maintained by the Tahoe National Forest

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed for the 2024 season due to hazard trees.
Operational Hours: Typically stays open from Memorial Day to Labor Day
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: Accessible, Tent camping, Camping trailer, Fee charged for some activities, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water
Fees: $24 per site
Usage: Medium
Busiest Season: summer
Restrictions: Camping outside designated campground is prohibited in this area.  Bears frequent the area; all food must be kept in approved containers.  Utility hookups and showers are not available at this location.
Closest Towns: Sierra City/Sierraville
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Tahoe National Forest, YRRD
Information Center: Yuba River Ranger District, 15924 Highway 49, Camptonville, CA  95922

General Information


Directions from Sierra City: Travel 11 miles northeast on Hwy. #49, the campground will be on the right.

From Sierraville: Drive 11 miles west on Hwy 49.  Campground will be on the left.

General Notes:

Operated By: TNF, YRRD

Reservations: yes

Location: Highway 49 North of Yuba Pass




Restrooms and Selected Campsites

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

The campground offers several single-family campsites. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided.

No. of Sites 19 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

Day Hiking

The nearby Lakes Basin area offers hiking with more than 30 miles of maintained trails including a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail.  Many of the trails are also open to biking and horseback riding.  

Viewing Wildlife

Bird watching is quite popular at this location.  The scenic surroundings attract a wide variety of birds including sandhill cranes, hermit warblers, black-backed woodpeckers, sapsuckers, calliope hummingbirds, sooty grouse, northern pygmy owls, mountain quail, bald eagles, osprey, hawks and geese.  

Boating - Motorized

Nearby Gold Lake offers visitors boating and fishing opportunities.  Anglers will find rainbow, brook and mackinaw trout.  Gold Lake has a boat ramp facility. 


Toilets: Vault toilets
Accessible: Restrooms, selected campsites
Drinking water: Drought conditions have dried up potable water source. No drinking water is available at this time.

Related Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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