Boca Rest Campground

Area Status: Closed

**Please read the Forest Order (linked HERE) for Camping & Campfire Restrictions**

Boca Rest Campground is located adjacent to Boca Reservoir in the Tahoe National Forest, 15 minutes from Truckee, California. The campground is situated on the northeastern shores of the Boca Reservoir, near where the reservoir meets the Little Truckee River. The campground is characterized by open areas dotted with sagebrush. A few pines are scattered throughout the site, but shade is limited. The campground offers single-family sites, with a few located right along the waterfront when the water is high. Most sites are fairly exposed with little to no shade. Each site is equipped with picnic tables and campfire ring. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Firewood available at the campground at the host site.

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

Boca Reservoir spans over 900 acres and is a popular location for boating, water skiing, swimming, wind surfing and fishing. A boat ramp is located near Boca Campground on the southwest end of the reservoir, but may be subject to closure during low water levels.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. Close to the accessible historic Boca Townsite Interpretative Trail. The surrounding area offers hiking, biking, horseback riding and off-road vehicle trails. Access to designated OHV routes from campground. Respect other campers. OHV ingress and egress only.

No camping or campfires allowed outside of developed campgrounds.

Directions: From Truckee take Interstate 80 east for six miles to the Hirschdale exit. Go north and under I-80 for approximately one mile to Boca Reservoir. At Boca Dam continue north for approximately two miles and campground will be on your left.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Non-potable water. Bring water or be prepared to treat.
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,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees: $20 per site
$5 for extra vehicle
Open Season: May 27 - October 11
Usage: Heavy
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: No camping or campfires outside designated campground. Speed limit inside campground for OHVs is 5 MPH.   Access to designated OHV routes from campground. Respect other campers. OHV ingress and egress only.
Closest Towns: Truckee, CA
Water: Yes
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. No services provided during off season.  Pack it in, pack it out!

General Information


From I-80: Take Hirschdale exit off I-80. Drive 1 mile north on Boca/Stampede Road. Campground is on north east shore of Boca Reservoir, 2 miles north of Boca Dam.

General Notes:

 Reservations: yes

 Elevation: 5700



Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


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 None

Lake and Pond Fishing

OHV Trail Riding

Scenic Driving

Boating - Motorized

Boating - Non-Motorized





Interpretive Site: Near Historic Boca Townsite Accessible Interpretive Trail
Camping trailer: Yes
Picnic tables: Yes
Tent camping: Yes
Fee charged for some activities: Camping
Toilets: Vault
Parking: Yes
Accessible: Vault toilets. Several campsites native surface, level terrain.
Drinking water: Potable

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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