Emigrant Group Campground

Stampede Reservoir


Stampede Reservoir


Emigrant Group Campground, Stampede Reservoir  Tahoe National Forest

Emigrant Group Campground

Stampede Reservoir Area
Attractions and Activities

Stampede Reservoir is one of three reservoirs in the area that are popular for boating and fishing. The other two, Boca and Prosser, are closer to Interstate 80. Groups who stay at Emigrant Group Campground can take advantage of all the lakes.

  • Find excellent boating, waterskiing, and fishing at Stampede Reservoir.
  • Try your skill at fly fishing in the Little Truckee River.
  • Go 4-wheeling on OHV routes abound around Boca and Prosser reservoirs.
  • Hike or cycle the 15-mile long Commemorative Overland Emigrant Trail to Donner Camp Picnic Area.
  • Visit Donner Camp - site of the Donner family's winter camp.

Key Emigrant Group Campground Regulations

  1. Obtain firewood locally to prevent bringing in pests.
  2. Dogs must be kept on leash and attended at all times.
  3. Food and all scented items must be stored in bear-proof lockers.
  4. Water may still be in short supply after California's drought.
  5. OHV vehicles must be trailered in the campground. No OHV use is allowed in the campground.

Emigrant Group Campground

Emigrant Group Campground is on the south side of Stampede Reservoir in the Tahoe National Forest. The campground makes a great base for boating, fishing, waterskiing, hiking, OHV, and mountain biking. A boat launch ramp is nearby. A short drive south leads to Boca and Prosser reservoirs. Fly fishing in the Little Truckee River is excellent.

Emigrant Group Campground is divided into 4 group campsites. Woodsman and Prospector can accommodate 50 people each. Rancher and Trapper hold up to 25 people each. Horseshoe pits are found at the Woodsman site. A general store is located nearby in Logger Campground.

Emigrant Group Campground Basics
Emigrant Group Campground Location: Off Stampede Meadows Road, 7 miles north of Interstate 80, east of Truckee
Elevation: 6,000 feet
Mileage and driving time from gateway city: Truckee - 12 miles, 28 minutes
Sacramento - 119 miles, 2:11
Number of Sites: 4
Open - Closed: Late May through early October
Max. People per Site: 25 each in two sites, 50 each in the other two
Vehicles per Site: Smaller sites - 8
Larger sites - 15
Pets: on leash, always attended
Information: (530) 587-3558

Reservations for Emigrant Group Campground
Reservations accepted up to 12 months in advance
Maximum RV/trailer Length: 32 feet
Accessible Sites: None designated, but some facilities are accessible
Fees: Smaller sites - $97 per night
Larger sites - $201 per night
Reservations: Emigrant Group Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, 2:00 PM

Emigrant Group Campground Amenities
Campsites: About 6 picnic table, central cooking area, food lockers, 4 grills, campfire circle; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, tap water
Campground Map: Emigrant Group Campground Map
Showers: No
Dump station: Yes
Attractions near Emigrant Group Campground: Enjoy Stampede Reservoir with boating, waterskiing, and fishing. Head to Prosser and Boca reservoirs. Go 4-wheeling at Prosser and Verdi Peak OHV areas. Play a round of golf at Old Greenwood or Gray's Crossing golf courses. Hike or cycle along the Commemorative Overland Emigrant Trail. Visit historic Donner Camp. Spend a day in Truckee or at Donner Lake.

Captain Roberts boat launch ramp at Stampede Reservoir, Tahoe National Forest

Captain Roberts Boat Launch Ramp at Stampede Reservoir

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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