Boca Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Boca Campground is located on Boca Reservoir in the Tahoe National Forest, 15 minutes from Truckee, California. The campground is situated on a peninsula above the western shore of Boca Reservoir. Mature Jeffrey pine and fir trees provide some shade in this open campground overlooking the reservoir. The campground offers single family sites.  Each site is equipped with picnic tables and fire ring. Firewood available at the campground at the host site. Accessible vault toilets. No water provided.

Most single family sites and group campgrounds can be reserved at www.recreation.govor (877) 444-6777.

Boca Reservoir is a popular location for boating, water skiing, swimming, wind surfing and fishing. A boat ramp is located less than a mile from the campground, but may be subject to closure during low water level. Heavy motorized watercraft use in the summer. The Little Truckee River is nearby and offers some of Northern California's best fly-fishing. Special restrictions apply. The surrounding area offers hiking, biking, horseback riding and off-road vehicle trails. OHV Trail Access: Non-street legal OHVs must be trailered from the campground to the OHV trails. Close to the accessible historic Boca Townsite Interpretative Trail.

No camping or campfires allowed outside of developed campgrounds.

Directions: Currently access to Boca Campground via Boca Dam is closed. Access to Boca Campground for 2018 season is via Highway 89 North from I-80 in Truckee.  From I-80 take Highway 89 North for approximately 5 miles to Hobart Mills Road on the right.  Hobart Mills Road is paved.  Go approximately .75 miles and take County Road 886 to the right (east).  From this point on you will be traveling on dirt roads until near the campground. Continue on Road 886/890 for approximately 5 miles. Road is paved again when you get to Boca Boat Ramp which is on the left.  Continue approximately .25 miles and Boca Campground will be on the left.

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: Interpretive Site,Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $20 per site
$5 for extra vehicle
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: NO CAMPING OR CAMPFIRES ALLOWED OUTSIDE OF DEVELOPED CAMPGROUNDS. OHV Trail Access: Non-street legal OHVs must be trailered from the campground to the OHV trails.
Closest Towns: Truckee, CA
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: ALERT!  Black bears have been frequenting the area. For your safety, keep a clean campsite, store food in a secure container, and dispose of trash properly.   Normal services available generally: Memorial Day Weekend through September. May open sooner or stay open longer – weather dependent.

General Information




Restrooms and "rustic" campsites.  Access from vehicle to campsite may require assistance.

General Notes:

Near Historic Boca Townsite interpretive trail

Location: Boca Reservoir

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

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
No. of Accessible sites Restrooms and "rustic" campsites.  Access from vehicle to campsite may require assistance 


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Picnic tables Yes
Drinking water NO
Interpretive Site Near Historic Boca Townsite Accessible Interpretive Trail
Toilets Vault
Parking Yes
Boat ramp Near campground. Subject to closure during low water levels
Fee charged for some activities Camping
Tent camping Yes
Accessible Vault toilets. “Rustic" campsites. Access from vehicle to campsite may require assistance.
Camping trailer Yes
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