From Truckee, take I-80 19 miles west to the Rainbow Road Exit. Travel west about 1.5 miles to the Big Bend Ranger Station and Visitor Center. Turn right past the Visitor Center and cross bridge. The campground is on the right. Victory is the first campsite and Lincoln is the second one at the end.
Mailing Address & Phone Number displayed at the bottom on Recreation.gov is for mailing purpose, not campground.
BIKING, CLIMBING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, DAY USE AREA, INFORMATION SITE, PHOTOGRAPHY, SWIMMING, MOUNTAIN BIKING, STAR GAZING, BIRDING, WATER ACCESS, GOLD PANNING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE TRAILS
BIBG,TAHOE NF – FS
Big Bend Group Campground is located 19 miles west of Truckee, California in the Tahoe National Forest at an elevation of 5,700 feet. Visitors enjoy the area for its fishing and hiking opportunities, as well as its historic significance along the California Emigrant Trail. This campground is operated and maintained by Forest Service staff.
The South Yuba River offers swimming and rainbow trout fishing. The historic California Emigrant Trail and Loch Leven Trail are located nearby. The surrounding area offers many additional hiking, biking and off-road vehicle trails.
The campground offers two accessible group sites, Lincoln and Victory, which can accommodate up to 25 people and five vehicles each. Picnic tables, grills and large campfire rings are provided, as well as vault toilets and drinking water.
The campground lies along the gentle South Yuba River; just behind and across the river from the Big Bend Fire Station. Stands of pine and fir covers the area, offering pleasant shade at the group sites.
Donner Lake is located 15 miles east via historic Route 40/Lincoln Highway, the nation’s first transcontinental highway. Many points of interest lie along Route 40, including China Wall, Rainbow Bridge, Sugar Bowl, Lake Van Norden and Ice Lakes.
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