Boca Springs Campground

Area Status: Closed

Boca Spring Campground is located approximately one-mile east of Boca Reservoir where boating, water skiing, swimming, and fishing are popular activities. A boat ramp is located near Boca Campground on the southwest end of the reservoir. The Little Truckee River is nearby and offers some of Northern California's best catch-and-release fly-fishing. The surrounding area offers hiking, biking, horseback rising, and OHV trails. Boca Townsite Interpretive Trail showcases the boom and bust of the historic town of Boca as it transitioned from a construction camp for the Central Pacific Railroad to the Boca Mill and Ice Company and later to the Boca Brewery. The Campground offers single-family campsites, each equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring with grill.

At a Glance

Reservations: Sites are available for reservation at six months in advance. 
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 
$66.00 per night for group site
Open Season: May 24 - October 14
Usage: Heavy
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: You may stay up to 14 nights during a visit at this campground. 
Closest Towns: Truckee, CA
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilets (in summer only)
Operated By: Forest Service
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General Information


Directions from Truckee: Travel east on I-80 for approximately 6 miles. Take Hirschdale exit. Turn left onto County Route #894. Travel approximately 2.5 miles north and when you reach Boca Rest campground, turn right onto the dirt road (Forest Route #72). Travel approximately 0.75 mile staying to the left and you will arrive at Boca Springs campground.

General Notes:

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. 



Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 16 single site(s), 1 20-50 people group 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

Horse Riding

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. “Rustic
Drinking water: Potable

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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