Findley Campground

Jackson Meadows Reservioir


Jackson Meadows Reservoir


Findley Campground, Jackson Meadows Reservoir, Tahoe National Forest

Findley Campground

Jackson Meadows
Attractions and Activities

Visitors to Jackson Meadows Reservoir north of Truckee enjoy great camping and boating destination. Those who stay at Findley Campground enjoy the quiet of being a short distance from the lake.

  • Find excellent boating, sailing, and fishing on Jackson Meadows Reservoir.
  • Take 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.
  • Strike 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.

Key Findley Campground Regulations

  1. Dogs must be on leash and attended at all times.
  2. Store food and all scented items in bear-proof lockers.
  3. Water may still be in short supply after California's drought.
  4. Obtain firewood locally to avoid the spread of invasive insects.

Findley Campground

Findley Campground is one of several campgrounds around the southwest shore of Jackson Meadows Reservoir in the Tahoe National Forest. Findley Campground is less than a mile from the lake and the boat launch ramp and swim beach at Woodcamp Recreation Area. Jackson Meadows Reservoir is a favorite for waterskiing, boating, and fishing.

Findley Campground has 11 campsites for RVs, trailers, and tents. All sites can be reserved. The campground is set in a dense pine and fir forest.

Findley Campground Basics
Findley Campground Location: 34 miles north of Truckee on Henness Pass Road, then south 3 miles on Meadow Lake Rd.
Elevation: 6,030 feet
Mileage and driving time from gateway city: Sacramento - 137 miles, 2:48
Number of Sites: 11
Open - Closed: June through October
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2 (fee for 2nd vehicle)
Pets: on leash, always attended
Sierraville Ranger District: (530) 994-3401

Reservations at Findley Campground
Reservations available: whenever campground is open, up to 6 months in advance
Maximum RV/trailer Length: 40 feet (one site has an 80-foot pull-though, according to the reservation site)
Accessible Sites: None designated, but some are accessible
Fees: $24 per night ($2 more on major holiday weekends)
Reservations: Findley Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, check-out Noon

Findley Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, food locker, fire ring; no hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water
Showers: No
Dump station: Nearby
Attractions near Findley Campground: Spend the day at Jackson Meadows Reservoir for boating, waterskiing, fishing, and swimming. Horseback ride or hike on the Pacific Crest Trail. Enjoy other nearby horseback riding trails. Set out mountain biking on local logging roads. Go 4-wheeling at area OHV routes. Hike along the half-mile interpretive nature trail.

map of campgrounds at Jackson Meadows Reservoir, 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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