Lower Little Truckee Campground

Area Status: Open
Picnic table, fire ring under pines

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

Lower Little Truckee Campground is situated on the banks of the Little Truckee River, at an elevation of 6,100 feet.  A forest of lodgepole pine, aspen and juniper trees cover the area, offering partial shade.  A few sites overlook the river.  Fishing for rainbow and brown trout is a popular activity.  The surrounding area offers hiking and biking trails. This campground is maintained and operated by the Sierraville Ranger District of the Tahoe National Forest.

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 www.recreation.gov
Area Amenities: Accessible,Fee charged for some activities,Toilets,Parking
Fees: $20.00 per site
$5 for extra vehicle
Usage: Light
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Bears frequent the area; we recommend keeping food in an approved bear container or hiding all food items completely out of sight as in the trunk of a car.  Off-road vehicle use is prohibited within the campground.  Fire restrictions may be imposed at any time due to hot, dry weather conditions, at which time campfires and charcoal fires may not be allowed.  Camping outside designated campsites is prohibited in this area.
Closest Towns: Sierraville/Truckee
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Passes: Federal Recreational Lands Passes are honored on all applicable fees.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Sierraville Ranger District, 317 South Lincoln Street, PO Box 95, Sierraville, CA  96126   (530) 994-3401

General Information


From Sierraville: Drive 12 miles south on Hwy 89. Campground is located on the right and is along the Little Truckee River.

From Truckee: Drive 12 miles north on Hwy 89. Campground is located on the left and is along the Little Truckee River.





Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

Campground Camping

There are 15 single-family campsites, each equipped with a picnic table and camfire ring.  Vault toilets and drinking water are provided.

No. of Sites 15 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
No. of Accessible sites Restrooms

RV Camping

River and Stream Fishing

Fishing pressure is heavy in areas with easy access on the Little Truckee River.  Where access is more difficult, large rainbow and a few browns have been reported.  California Fish and Wildlife stock catchable sized fish near campgrounds along State Highway 89.

Big Game Hunting


Fee charged for some activities:
Accessible: Restrooms

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities



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A boy holding a fish

A Boy Fishing