Greenhorn Campground

Rollins Lake


Rollins Lake


Greenhorn Campground, Rollins Lake, CA

Greenhorn Campground - Lake Front Sites

Rollins Lake Area
Attractions and Activities

Campers at roll into Greenhorn Campground find a nice variety of campsites and many fine amenities. Within a short driving distance are a number of wonderful attractions.


Key Greenhorn Campground Regulations

  1. There are no lifeguards on duty. Swim in the designated swim area.
  2. Quiet Hours are from 10:00 PM to 8:00 AM.
  3. Fires are only permitted in the established fire pits and BBQ grills.
  4. Pets must be on leash and attended at all times. Pets are not allowed in the swim areas. No horses are allowed in the campground.

Greenhorn Campground

Greenhorn Campground is on a northern arm of Rollins Lake, 7 miles from Colfax. Rollins Lake is operated by the Nevada Irrigation District. Campers at Rollins Lake enjoy all kinds of water sports, including swimming, waterskiing, and wakeboarding. Jet skis are allowed on the lake. Fishing is good for trout, Kokanee, catfish, and bass. Greenhorn Campground has a boat launch ramp, limited boat rentals, a swim beach, store, game room, and horseshoes.

Greenhorn Campground features about 40 campsites on gravel or dirt pads. Some of the campsites are lakefront. Campsites are divided into several areas such as Rocky Point, Lake Front, Meadow, Pine Grove, Cabana, and Wagon Wheel.

Boaters passing lakefront sites on Rocky Point are inside a no wake zone, but they do not always respect the signs. Meadow and Wagon Wheel sites have limited shade. Pine Grove sites are well shaded, but some are on slopes. Boats can be moored beside Lake Front campsites. There is an additional fee of $7 per day for each boat.

Greenhorn Campground Basics
Greenhorn Campground Location: 15000 Greenhorn Access Rd., off Hwy. 174
Elevation: 2,300 feet
Mileage from gateway cities: Sacramento - 57 miles
Reno, NV - 89 miles
Number of Sites: 40
Open - Closed: open year-round
Max. People per Site: 8
Vehicles per Site: 1 vehicle per site, $16.50 for extra vehicle
Pets: on leash, always attended, $3 per day
Information: (530) 272-6100

Reservations for Greenhorn Campground
Reservations available year-round
Maximum RV/trailer Length: 40 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: none designated, but some facilities accessible
Fees: Regular sites - $36.85 per night
Lake Front sites - $44
Reservations: (530) 272-6100
Check-in, check-out: 5 - 5:30 PM, check-out ?

Greenhorn Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire rings, some sites with full hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, piped water, laundry
Showers: Yes, coin operated
Dump station: Yes, fee
Attractions near Greenhorn Campground: Enjoy the cool waters of Rollins Lake for fishing, boating, and waterskiing. Head down to the local marina for boat rentals or to use their launch ramp. See Rollins Lake Boat Rentals. Enjoy splashing around at a designated swim area with a swim platform. Visit the camp store and the bait and tackle shop. Strike up a game of volleyball. Cabins available for rent.

General Camping Information

Opening and closing dates of campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on snow conditions. Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the reservation website when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.

In order to prevent the spread of invasive insects, firewood from outside the area is not permitted.

Accessible Sites

Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate.

Greenhorn Swim Beach, Rollins Lake, CA

Greenhorn Swim Beach

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