Little Lasier Meadow
Horse Camp

Tahoe National Forest

Jackson Meadows Reservoir

sign for Little Lasier Meadows Horse Camp, Tahoe National Forest

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.

  • Boating and fishing on Jackson Meadows Reservoir
  • Hike or horseback ride on the Pacific Crest Trail
  • Visit Independence Lake for hiking, bird watching and kayaking or motor boating with rentals from The Nature Conservancy (no outside boats).
  • Explore the history of Henness Pass crossed by emigrants during the Gold Rush - Oregon-California Trails Association - Henness Pass
  • Set out for a day of Birding in Sierra County. Spot ducks, geese, and teal at Jackson Meadows Reservoir; watch for bald eagles, visit Kyburz Marsh for everything from eagles to osprey.

Key Campground Regulations

  1. Bears: Food and similar items must be stored in bear-proof lockers.
  2. Water is in short supply during California's drought.
  3. Firewood: Purchase firewood locally to avoid bringing in pests.

Little Lasier Meadow Horse Camp

Little Lasier Meadow Horse Camp is about a mile east of Jackson Meadows Reservoir in the Tahoe National Forest. Local trails connect with the Pacific Crest Trail, about a half mile from the campground. Campsites are surrounded by lodgepole pines. Fishing, swimming, and boating are popular at the reservoir.

Little Lasier Meadow Horse Camp has 11 equestrian sites with hitching racks. Three, small shared corrals are at the campground.

Campground Basics
Location: 34 miles north of Truckee via Hwy. 89 and Henness Pass Road, then at sign to East Meadow Campground head south 1.3 miles. Route is well marked.
Elevation: 6,480 feet
Mileage and driving time from gateway city: Sacramento - 140 miles, 2:51
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 available: whenever campground is open, up to 6 months in advance
Maximum RV/trailer Length: 40 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: $24 per night ($2 more on major holiday weekends)
Reservations: Little Lasier Meadows Equestrian Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, check-out Noon

Little Lasier Meadows Horse Camp Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, food locker, fire ring; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, tap water, hitching rails
Showers: No
Dump station: Nearby at Pass Creek Campground
Nearby attractions: Pacific Crest Trail, Jackson Meadows Reservoir for boating, waterskiing, fishing, and swimming; many horseback riding trails, mountain biking

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.

horse corral at Little Lasier Meadows Horse Camp, Tahoe National Forest
map of campgrounds at Jackson Meadows Reservoir, CA

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