Logger Campground

Stampede Reservoir


Stampede Reservoir


Logger Campground, Stampede Reservoir  Tahoe National Forest

Logger 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.

  • Boating, waterskiing, and fishing at Stampede Reservoir
  • Fly fishing in the Little Truckee River
  • 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 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.
  4. OHV vehicles must be trailered in the campground. No OHV use in campground.

Logger Campground

Logger Campground spreads over acres of lightly forested ground on the south side of Stampede Reservoir in the Tahoe National Forest. The campground is a favorite base for anglers, OHV enthusiasts (no OHV use in campground), boaters, waterskiers, and hikers. 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.

The Double Bit Loop at the west entrance to Logger Campground is open in winter (when weather permits) for self-contained RVs or trailers. During the winter there are no services (including trash service), nor are there reservations in the winter.

Logger Campground has 252 campsites. Some are double or triple sites. Campsites may be reserved during the regular season. One site is designated as tent-only, while all the rest can accommodate RVs, trailers and tents. A general stores is located in the campground.

Campground Basics
Location: On 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: 252
Open - Closed: Late May through early October
One loop open year-round, but no services in winter
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2 (fee for 2nd vehicle)
Pets: on leash, always attended
Information: (530) 587-3558

Reservations
1Forest Service website says $26, reservation website says $23
Reservations accepted May through early October
Reservation Window: Reservations can be made from 2 days to 6 months in advance of arrival date.
Maximum RV/trailer Length: 32 feet
Accessible Sites: None designated, but some facilities are accessible
Favorite Campsites: #84, 103, 120, 139, 141
Favorite Loops: Iron Ox and Steam Donkey
Fees:1 $26 per night
Reservations: Logger Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, check-out Noon

Logger Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, food locker, grill, fire ring; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, tap water
Campground Map: Logger Campground Map
Showers: No
Dump station: Yes
Nearby attractions: Stampede Reservoir with boating, waterskiing, and fishing; Prosser and Boca reservoirs, Prosser and Verdi Peak OHV areas, Old Greenwood and Gray's Crossing golf courses, Commemorative Overland Emigrant Trail, Donner Camp, Truckee, 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, obtain 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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