Tahoe National Forest, California Recreation Area Info & Images

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Activities

AUTO TOURING, BIKING, BOATING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, SWIMMING, HORSE CAMPING

Campground Reservations

California Campgrounds | PROSSER RANCH GROUP | COYOTE GROUP | FORBES CREEK | FRENCH MEADOWS | GATES GROUP | HAMPSHIRE ROCKS | TUNNEL MILLS II | WHITE CLOUD | YUBA PASS CAMPGROUND | GOOSE MEADOWS | FIR TOP CAMPGROUND | FINDLEY CAMPGROUND | WOODCAMP CAMPGROUND | PASS CREEK CAMPGROUND | EAST MEADOW CAMPGROUND | LOGGER CAMPGROUND | EMIGRANT GROUP | COLD CREEK | COTTONWOOD CREEK | GRANITE FLAT (CALIFORNIA) | SILVER CREEK-TRUCKEE | SHIRTTAIL CREEK | GIANT GAP | LOWER LITTLE TRUCKEE | UPPER LITTLE TRUCKEE | LITTLE LASIER MEADOWS CAMPGROUND | LEWIS at FRENCH MEADOWS | BOYINGTON MILL | BOCA CAMPGROUND | BOCA REST CAMPGROUND | BOCA SPRING | LAKESIDE (TRUCKEE) | CALPINE LOOKOUT | PROSSER FAMILY | UNION FLAT | PACKSADDLE | BERGER | DIABLO | CAL-IDA | SARDINE LAKE | SALMON CREEK | LOGANVILLE | FIDDLE CREEK | Sugar Pine Staging Area | Parker Flat Staging Area | Foresthill Divide Road

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More California Recreation Areas | Tahoe National Forest

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The Tahoe National Forest is a year-round playground. So come for a visit, relax and rejuvenate with our mountain air!

With breathtaking mountain peaks, lush meadows filled with wildflowers, historic mining towns, destination vacation spots at Goodyears Bar, Downieville, Sierra City, Truckee, Yuba River, the Lakes Basin Area and the Jackson Meadows Region, the Tahoe National Forest is one of the most popular recreation forests in the US.

  • In winter, there are outstanding winter sports opportunities including world renowned downhill ski areas and extensive snowmobile and cross-country ski trails to experience.
  • In the summer, an extensive array of hiking trails (including a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail) , OHV, equestrian and mountain biking trails provide access to many lakes, rivers, and mountain tops.

Developed recreation sites including campgrounds, boat ramps, picnic areas, nature trails and even a fire lookout or two that can be rented for overnight occupancy.

Travel Corridors

The recreation information is primarily organized by travel corridor. The main travel corridors are: Interstate 80, Highway 49, Highway 20, Highway 89 (North and South), Foresthill Divide Road, Mosquito Ridge Road, Bowman Road, Marysville Road, and Gold Lakes Road. Activities such as camping and hiking will also have related links to boating, biking, trailheads, parking, and OHV riding in the same corridor.

Accessible Recreation Facilities

Our accessible recreation guide lists facilities and recreation opportunities by Ranger District with features that are accessible for people with disabilities. (Not all locations/facilities listed are 100% accessible.) Because we are continually adding new accessible sites, please call ahead to the Ranger District for more information. The facilities listed meet federal accessibility standards (32-inch minimum width for doorways, adequate room for turning etc).