Silvertip Group Campground

Jackson Meadows Reservoir


Jackson Meadows Reservoir


Lakeside Camp at Silvertip Group Campground, Jackson Meadows Reservoir, Tahoe National Forest

Lakeside Camp at Silvertip Group Campground

Jackson Meadows
Attractions and Activities

Jackson Meadows Reservoir north of Truckee is a wonderful destination for groups to camp. Those at Silvertip Group Campground have beautiful lakeside campsites along with a nearby swim beach and boat launch ramp.

  • Launch your boat into Jackson Meadows Reservoir for hours of enjoyable fishing and cruising.
  • Make a day trip down to 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.
  • For a nice change of pace, set out 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.
  • Go on horseback or on foot along the famous Pacific Crest Trail.

Key Silvertip Group Campground Regulations

  1. Dogs must be kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet and attended at all times.
  2. Secure food and all scented items in bear-proof lockers.
  3. Water may still be in short supply after California's drought.
  4. To help prevent the spread of invasive insects, obtain firewood locally.

Silvertip Group Campground

Silvertip Group Campground is on the southwest shore of Jackson Meadows Reservoir in the Tahoe National Forest, north of Truckee. Nearby at Woodcamp Recreation Area are a dedicated swim beach and boat launch ramp. The Pacific Crest Trail passes along the east side of the lake. Jackson Meadows Reservoir is a favorite for waterskiing, boating, and fishing.

Silvertip Group Campground has 2 wonderful group sites - Lakeside and Cove. Each can accommodate up to 25 people and 10 vehicles. Both are tent-only sites. Cove Camp appears to have a few more cooking grills than Lakeside. Both sites are right on the lakeshore near the launch ramp.

Silvertip Group Campground Basics
Silvertip Group Campground Location: 37 miles north of Truckee, off Henness Pass Road
Elevation: 6,100 feet
Mileage and driving time from gateway city: Sacramento - 137 miles, 2:48
Number of Sites: 2
Open - Closed: June through October
Max. People per Site: 25
Vehicles per Site: 10
Pets: on leash, always attended
Sierraville Ranger District: (530) 994-3401

Reservations at Silvertip Group Campground
Reservations available: whenever campground is open, up to 12 months in advance
Maximum RV/trailer Length: 22 feet
Accessible Sites: None designated, but some are accessible
Fees: $88 per night
Reservations: Silvertip Group Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, 2:00 PM

Silvertip Group Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic tables, food locker, cooking grills, fire ring; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, tap water
Showers: No
Dump station: Nearby
Attractions near Silvertip Group Campground: Relax on the beach at the nearby Woodcamp Recreation Area. Hike along the half-mile interpretive nature trail. Enjoy Jackson Meadows Reservoir for boating, waterskiing, fishing, and swimming. Hike or horseback ride on the Pacific Crest Trail. Find other nearby horseback riding trails. Set out mountain biking. Go 4-wheeling at area 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, 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.

Cove Camp at Silvertip Group Campground, Jackson Meadows Reservoir, Tahoe National Forest

Cove Camp at Silvertip Group Campground

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