Jackson Point Boat-in Campground is at the tip of a long peninsula extending into Jackson Meadows Reservoir. The reservoir is in the Tahoe National Forest, north of Truckee. Jackson Meadows Reservoir is a favorite for waterskiing, boating, and fishing.
To reach Jackson Point Boat-in Campground , visitors can boat across the reservoir from the launch ramp at Pass Creek Campground, about a ½-mile voyage. The lake can be windy in the afternoons. There are 8 primitive campsites on the point, all first-come, first served. There is no potable water, so campers should be prepared to boil or filter lake water. Garbage must be packed out.
Attractions near Jackson Point Boat-in Campground:
Stroll along a half-mile interpretive nature trail. Enjoy Jackson Meadows Reservoir for boating, waterskiing, fishing, and swimming. Hike on the famous Pacific Crest Trail. Set out horseback on local riding trails. Go mountain biking on logging roads. Seek out nearby OHV routes.
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.
Jackson Meadows Reservoir
Campgrounds without Potable Water
The lack of drinking water at a campground can be an inconvenience, especially for those without an RV or travel trailer. The obvious solution is to bring along a 5 or 7 gallon water canister to use for drinking water, dish washing, and even teeth brushing.
Another solution to consider is to use a quality water filter to filter water from a nearby stream or lake, a process backpackers use all the time. While hand pump filters work well, they can become tiresome. A gravity flow filter is really the best solution for campground use. Simply fill the reservoir with water, hang it from a tree limb, and enjoy clean water filling your water jug at a rate of almost ½ gallon a minute.