Silvertip Group Campground

Jackson Meadows Reservoir

Jackson Meadows Reservoir

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

Lakeside Camp

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 motorboating 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.

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.

Campground Basics
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 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 table, food locker, cooing grills, fire ring; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, tap water
Showers: No
Dump station: Nearby
Nearby attractions: Jackson Meadows Reservoir for boating, waterskiing, fishing, and swimming; Pacific Crest Trail, horseback riding trails, mountain biking, 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

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