East Meadow Campground
East Meadow Campground is on the northeast shore of Jackson Meadows Reservoir in the Tahoe National Forest, north of Truckee. Campsites are among pine and fir trees. Visitors will find a dedicated swim beach nearby at Aspen Creek Day-use area, plenty of hiking trails, and a boat launch ramp a mile north at Pass Creek Campground. Boats can be moored near East Meadow Campground. Jackson Meadows Reservoir is a favorite for waterskiing, boating, and fishing.
East Meadow Campground has 44 campsites, including 2 double sites. Some of the sites have lake views. The campsites can all accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents, and all of the campsites can be reserved.
The popular Pacific Crest Trail passes within a few hundred yards of the campground after wending its way 1,183 miles north from the Mexican border. Hikers sometimes stop overnight at East Meadow Campground or Pass Creek Campground. (Use the PCT button to find information about the Pacific Crest Trail at East Meadow Campground.)
Pacific Crest Trail Information
Trail Miles Northbound from East Meadow Campground
- Bear Valley Springs trail - 2.6 miles +0.1 to springs
- Milton Creek - 7.7 miles
- Haypress Creek steel bridge & trail to Wild Plum Campground - 9.9 miles
- North Yuba River steel bridge - 11.8 miles
- Highway 49 - 12.4 miles
- Canada Border - 1,467 miles
Trail Miles Southbound from East Meadow Campground
- Mule Ears Creek - 3.7 miles
- White Rock Lake dirt road - 15.3 miles
- Mexican Border - 1,183 miles
Sierra City - 12.4 miles north on the PCT & 1.4 miles on 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.
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.
Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate.