Granite Flat Campground

Along the Truckee River

Lake Tahoe

Granite Flat Campground, Tahoe National Forest

Granite Flat Campground

Lake Tahoe
Attractions and Activities

Visitors to Lake Tahoe enjoy an almost endless variety of activities and places to visit.

  • Emerald Bay, Vikingsholm mansion, Emerald Bay cruises
  • Eagle Falls trail
  • South Lake Tahoe beaches and Stateline, Nevada, casinos
  • Boat rentals, lake tours
  • Paddleboard rentals
  • Fishing, hiking, sight-seeing
  • Heavenly Valley or Squaw Valley gondola ride
  • Tallac Historic Site

Key Campground Regulations

  1. Bears: If bear-proof lockers are not provided, check with camp host for the best way to store food.
  2. Water is in short supply during 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, 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 campground's proximity to Highway 89, traffic noise is a consideration.

Campground Basics
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 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
Nearby attractions: Fishing and rafting in the Truckee River, Squaw Valley, Truckee, Lake 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.

Granite Flat Campground map, Tahoe National Forest, CA

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