Camping

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Downieville Area Camping


CAMPING IN THE TAHOE NATIONAL FOREST

When in the Tahoe National Forest camping is limited to 14 days per year within each campground. Reservations are accepted, along with some first come first serve sites. http://www.reserveusa.com 877.444.6777. $20 – $25 per night. Most developed sites have garbage cans, so please use them. When garbage containers are not available take all of your garbage with you. Campfire permits are not required in designated areas, however, a permit is required for all camping and cooking fires on undeveloped National Forest land. In periods of high fire danger other restrictions may be in place. Check with the local Ranger Station before your outing.
More campground information at this link:
(Search only Gold Lake Road and Hwy 49 area on this list to stay near Downieville)

For more information or reservations contact:


USFS Downieville Ranger District / North Yuba Ranger Station

15924 Hwy. 49 Camptonville, CA. 95922

Phone 530.288.3231


USFS Nevada City Ranger District / Tahoe National Forest Headquarters

631 Coyote St. Nevada City, CA. 95959

Phone 530.265.4531

LIST OF DESIGNATED CAMPSITES

Sierra Skies R.V. Park-
located in Sierra City along the North Yuba River.
Elevation 4200 feet. Facilities: R.V. hookups, water and hot showers.
For reservation call 530.862.1166

USFS Carlton Flat Campground-
located 11 miles west of Downieville on the North Yuba River.
Elevation 2200 feet. Facilities: 30 campsites, vault toilets and piped water.

USFS Fiddle Creek Campground-
 located 11 miles west of Downieville on the north Yuba River.
 Elevation 2200 feet.
Facilities:13 campsites(tents only), vault toilets and piped water.

USFS Cal-Ida Campground-
located on the Cal-Ida Road where it meets Hwy. 49.
Elevation 2200 feet.
Facilities: 20 campsites, vault toilets and piped water.

USFS Indian Valley Campground-
 located 10 miles west of Downieville on Hwy. 49
along the North Yuba River. Elevation 2200 feet.
Facilities: 17 campsites(8 trailer sites), piped water and vault toilets.

USFS Rocky Rest Campground-
located 10 miles west of Downieville 
on Hwy 49 along the North Yuba River. Elevation 2200 feet.
 Facilities: 10 campsites, vault toilets and piped water.

USFS Ramshorn Campground-
located 6 miles west of Downieville along the North Yuba River.
 Elevation 2600 feet.
Facilities: 16 campsites(7 trailer sites), piped water and vault toilets.

USFS Union Flat Campground-
 located 6 miles east of Downieville on the North Yuba River.
 Elevation 3400 feet. Facilities:
14 campsites(6 trailer sites), piped water and vault toilets.

USFS Loganville Campground-
 located 2 miles west of Sierra City on the North Yuba River.
Elevation 4200 feet. Facilities:
20 campsites, piped water and vault toilets.

USFS Wild Plum Campground-
 located 1 mile east of Sierra City
on the Wild Plum Road along Haypress Creek.
Elevation 4400 feet. Facilities:
47 campsites, piped water and vault toilets.

USFS Sierra Campground-
 located 7 miles northeast of Sierra City
 on the North Yuba River. Elevation 5600 feet.
16 campsites(7 trailer sites), v
vault toilets and river water source(purify before drinking).

USFS Chapman Creek Campground-
located 8 miles northeast of Sierra City
 across Hwy. 49 from the North Yuba River.
Elevation 6000 feet.
Facilities: 29 campsites(14 trailer sites),
vault toilets and piped water.

USFS Yuba Pass Campground-
located 11 miles northeast
of Sierra City on Hwy. 49.
Elevation 6700 feet.
Facilities: 20 campsites, piped water and vault toilets.

USFS Sardine Campground-
located one and a half mile north
of Bassett's Station on the Gold Lake Hwy.
 Elevation 5800 feet.
Facilities: 29 campsites(15 trailer sites)
 piped water and vault toilets.

USFS Salmon Creek Campground-
 located two miles north of Bassett's
 on the Gold Lake Hwy.
Elevation 5800 feet.
Facilities: 31 campsites(7 trailer sites),
 piped water and vault toilets.

USFS Snag Lake Campground-
 located 5 miles north of Bassett's
on the Gold Lake Hwy. Elevation 6600 feet.
Facilities: 16 undesignated sites,
 lake water source(purify before drinking) and vault toilets.

USFS Berger Campground-
 located 2 miles west of the Gold Lake Hwy
on Packer Lake Road. Elevation 5900 feet.
Facilities: 10 undesignated sites,
stream water source(purify before drinking) and vault toilets.

USFS Diablo Campground-
located one and a half miles west of
Gold Lake Hwy. on the Packer Lake Road.
 Elevation 5800 feet. Facilities: undesignated campsites,
 stream water source(purify before drinking) and vault toilets.

USFS Packsaddle Campground-
 located 3 miles west of Gold Lake Hwy
on Packer Lake Road. Elevation 6000 feet.
Facilities: developed campsites, piped water and vault toilets.

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