Woodcamp Campground

Jackson Meadows Reservoir


Jackson Meadows Reservoir


Woodcamp Campground, Jackson Meadows Reservoir, Tahoe National Forest

Woodcamp Campground

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.

Woodcamp Campground

Woodcamp Campground is close to the southwest shore of Jackson Meadows Reservoir in the Tahoe National Forest. Woodcamp is one of the most popular campgrounds at the lake because of the adjacent Woodcamp Recreation Area with a boat launch ramp and a swim beach. Jackson Meadows Reservoir is a favorite for waterskiing, boating, and fishing.

Woodcamp Campground has 16 campsites, all of which can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. The campsites may be reserved. The campground is set in a dense pine and fir forest.

Campground Basics
Location: 34 miles north of Truckee on Henness Pass Road, then south 3 miles. Route is well marked with signs.
Elevation: 6,030 feet
Mileage and driving time from gateway city: Sacramento - 137 miles, 2:48
Number of Sites: 16
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
Reservations available: whenever campground is open, up to 6 months in advance
Maximum RV/trailer Length: 40 feet
Accessible Sites: None designated, but some are accessible
Fees: $24 per night ($2 more on major holiday weekends)
Reservations: Woodcamp Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, check-out Noon

Woodcamp Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, food locker, fire ring; no hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, vault toilets, tap water
Campground Sketch Map: Woodcamp Campground Map
Showers: No
Dump station: Nearby
Nearby attractions: Half-mile interpretive nature trail, 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, 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.

Woodcamp boat launch ramp, Jackson Meadows, Reservoir, Tahoe National Forest

Woodcamp Boat Launch Ramp

map of campgrounds at Jackson Meadows Reservoir, CA

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