Wild Plum Campground
Wild Plum Campground is tucked away off Highway 49 near Sierra City in the Tahoe National Forest. The campground is a mile off the highway along pretty Haypress Creek. Visitors here enjoy fishing and hiking in the local area. Several waterfalls are within hiking distance from the campground.
Wild Plum Campground has 47 campsites. Twenty-four of the sites are designated for tents only while the rest can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. Shade is provided by hardwood and pine trees. Rocks exposed from dredging during mining years are scattered about the area. Several campsites overlook Haypress Creek.
The famous Pacific Crest Trail runs past Wild Plum Campground only 0.6 mile to the east. Thru hikers on the trail like to stay overnight at Wild Plum because nearby Sierra City provides an opportunity to resupply. (Use the PCT button to find information about the Pacific Crest Trail at Wild Plum Campground.)
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 website when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.
In order to prevent the spread of invasive insects, obtain firewood locally.
Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate
Pacific Crest Trail Information
Trail Miles Northbound from PCT near Wild Plum Campground
- Highway 49 - 2 miles
- Sierra Buttes Spring - 10.7 miles
- Silver Lake trail junction - 20.7 miles
- Canada Border - 1,457.1 miles
Trail Miles Southbound from PCT near Wild Plum Campground
- Bear Valley Springs - 7.3 miles
- East Meadow Campground trail junction - 9.9 miles
- Mexican Border - 1,192.9 miles
Sierra City - 1.4 miles west on Wild Plum Rd. and Hwy.49
Post Office, lodging, restaurants; Sierra Country Store accepts resupply packages
Always confirm mileages and directions with a reliable PCT source such as the Pacific Crest Trail Association's The Pacific Crest Trail: Exploring America's Wilderness Trail.