Skillman Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Skillman Campground is open to all users including equestrian, mountain bikers and OHV. It is located along Hwy 20. Some camp sites have corrals, hitching posts, and horse troughs. Immediately adjacent to the campground is the Pioneer Trail used by hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians. The Burlington OHV trail system is close by. Skillman Campground is available for both RV and tent camping (however, there are NO RV hookups or amenities, size restrictions on RV may apply).

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Please excuse our mess. Skillman Campground has experienced tree mortality and disease. In order to keep visitors safe, we have been removing dead & dying trees within the campground. We are cleaning up the area. Thank you for your patience. Tahoe National Forest
Operational Hours: Normally facility operates Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. Operation may change depending on weather conditions. Contact Tahoe National Forest for current information at (530)265-4531.
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
Fees $18 Night for single unit
$36 Night for double unit
$110 group
$300 for entire campground
Usage: Light
Best Season: Summer
Closest Towns: Nevada City
Water: No Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information



From Nevada City:   Drive 14 miles east on Hwy 20 toward Truckee. Turn right into Skillman and make a left at the first road to reach the campground.

From I-80:   Take Hwy 20 exit and drive 12 miles west toward Nevada City. Turn left into Skillman, make a left at the first road to reach the campground.


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General Notes:

Easy highway access

Close to Nevada City

Pioneer Trail access

Burlington Motorcycle Trail System nearby

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