Aspen Group Campground

Jackson Meadows Reservoir


Jackson Meadows Reservoir


Aspen Group Campground, Jackson Meadows Reservoir, Tahoe National Forest

Aspen Group Campground

Jackson Meadows
Attractions and Activities

Jackson Meadows Reservoir north of Truckee is a popular camping and boating destination. Visitors to the area find a variety of activities and interesting places to explore. Groups camping at Aspen Group Campground are close to the water and many popular features.

  • Enjoy great boating and fishing on Jackson Meadows Reservoir.
  • Head out on horseback or on foot along the famous Pacific Crest Trail.
  • Grab your binoculars for a day of Birding in Sierra County. Spot ducks, geese, and teal at Jackson Meadows Reservoir. Bald eagles are appearing more and more frequently. For even more birds, visit Kyburz Marsh.
  • Enjoy a day at Independence Lake for hiking, bird watching and kayaking or motor boating with rentals from The Nature Conservancy (no outside boats).
  • Discover more about the history of Henness Pass crossed by emigrants during the Gold Rush - Oregon-California Trails Association - Henness Pass.

Key Aspen Group Campground Regulations

  1. Bears: Food and scented items should be stored in bear-proof lockers when available.
  2. Purchase firewood locally to avoid bringing in pests.
  3. Dogs must be on leash in the campground and attended at all times.
  4. Water may still be in short supply after California's drought.

Aspen Group Campground

Aspen Group Campground is on the north shore of Jackson Meadows Reservoir in the Tahoe National Forest, north of Truckee. Nearby is a dedicated swim beach, the Pacific Crest Trail, and a boat launch ramp at Pass Creek Campground. Jackson Meadows Reservoir is a favorite for waterskiing, boating, and fishing.

Aspen Group Campground has 3 group sites. The Spring unit will accommodate up to 50 people, while the Hill and Ridge units will each accept up to 25 people. All 3 units can accommodate RVs, trailers and tents. Campsites have plenty of shade.

Aspen Group Campground Basics
Aspen Group Campground Location: 34 miles north of Truckee on Henness Pass Road
Elevation: 6,100 feet
Mileage and driving time from gateway city: Sacramento - 134 miles, 2:42
Number of Sites: 3
Open - Closed: June through October
Max. People per Site: Spring Unit - 50
Hill and Ridge Units - 25 each
Vehicles per Site: Spring Unit: 16 vehicles 10'x15' or 10 RVS or trailers 10'x30'
Hill Unit: 12 vehicles 10'x15' or 8 RVS or trailers 10'x30'
Ridge Unit: 12 vehicles 10'x15' or 7 RVS or trailers 10'x30'
Pets: on leash, always attended
Sierraville Ranger District: (530) 994-3401

Reservations at Aspen Group Campground
Reservations available: whenever campground is open, up to 12 months in advance
Maximum RV/trailer Length: 40 feet
Accessible Sites: None designated, but some are accessible
Fees: Spring Unit - $132 per night
Ridge and Hill Units - $80 per night
Reservations: Aspen Group Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, 2:00 PM

Aspen Group Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, food locker, fire ring; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, tap water
Showers: No
Dump station: Nearby
Attractions near Aspen Group Campground: Head right on down to Jackson Meadows Reservoir for boating, waterskiing, fishing, and swimming. Strike out on the Pacific Crest Trail. Find nearby horseback riding trails. Go mountain biking or seek out nearby OHV routes.

map of campgrounds at Jackson Meadows Reservoir, including Aspen Group Campground,  CA

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, purchase firewood locally.

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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