Granite Flat Campground

Along the Truckee River


Lake Tahoe


Granite Flat Campground, Tahoe National Forest

Granite Flat Campground

Lake Tahoe
Attractions and Activities

Lake Tahoe and the beautiful Truckee River are wonderful places to visit. Campers at Granite Flat Campground have a wide variety of interesting destinations within a short drive of their campsites.

  • Drive over to Squaw Valley for summer fun at the Base Area or take the gondola up to High Camp.
  • Enjoy rafting on the Truckee River with Truckee River Rafting.
  • Try fishing from shore or a boat.
  • Drive up to Echo Summit. From Echo Lakes hike (or take their water taxi) across the lakes and into the Desolation Wilderness./li>
  • Enjoy a scenic gondola ride at to Heavenly Valley or Squaw Valley.
  • Visit nearby Tallac Historic Site and the Taylor Creek Visitor Center.
  • Visit Emerald Bay and tour the Vikingsholm mansion. Sign up for an Emerald Bay cruise.
  • Set out on the Eagle Falls trail to beautiful mountain lakes.
  • Enjoy the sand on South Lake Tahoe beaches, or head to a casino in nearby Stateline, Nevada.
  • Rent a boat for a day on the water, or sign up for a lake tours.

Key Granite Flat Campground Regulations

  1. Dogs must be on leash and attended at all times.
  2. Avoid problems with bears by storing food and similar items in bear-proof lockers.
  3. Water may still be in short supply after California's drought.

Granite Flat Campground

Granite Flat Campground is located along the Truckee River, just 2 miles south of Truckee and 11 miles north of Lake Tahoe. While some sites have shade from mature conifers, others are in the open. Some sites overlook the Truckee River.

Of the 75 campsites at Granite Flat Campground, 7 are walk-in, tent-only sites. They are located separately at the south end of the campground along the river. Most campsites are available for reservations, but a few are kept for first-come, first-served visitors. Two campsites are doubles. A lack of bear-proof food lockers is a problem. Store your food in your car. With the Granite Flat Campground's proximity to Highway 89, traffic noise is a consideration.

Granite Flat Campground Basics
Granite Flat Campground Location: Highway 89, 11 miles north of Tahoe City, 2 miles south of Truckee
Elevation: 5,870 feet
Mileage and driving time from gateway city: Sacramento - 106 miles, 1:51
Number of Sites: 75
Open - Closed: mid-May through early October
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2 (fee for 2nd vehicle)
Pets: on leash, always attended
Truckee Ranger District: (530) 587-3558

Reservations at Granite Flat Campground
Reservations available: whenever campground is open
Booking Window: Reservations can be made from 2 days up to 6 months in advance of arrival date.
Maximum RV/trailer Length: 50 feet
Accessible Sites: #13, 14, 23, 25, 26, 27, 44, 46, 54
Fees: $22 per night
Reservations: Granite Flat Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, check-out Noon

Granite Flat Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, BBQ, fire ring; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, tap water
Showers: No
Dump station: No
Attractions near Granite Flat Campground: Visit nearby Squaw Valley or Alpine Meadows. Drive down to Lake Tahoe for beaches, water sports, and restaurants. Visit historic Truckee. Raft or fish on the Truckee River. Bicycle on the paved bike trail leading to Tahoe.


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.

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