Forbes Creek

Tahoe National Forest

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Forbes Creek Group Campground is located in the Tahoe National Forest and offers fishing, canoeing, swimming and boating on Sugar Pine Reservoir, as well as access to hiking, biking and off-road vehicle trails. There are two group sites, Madrone and Rocky Ridge, each with a central cooking and picnic area and campfire circle, and allowing up to 50 people and 18 vehicles. Surrounded by cedar and ponderosa pine, the campground overlooks the 160-acre reservoir, with summer temperatures being warm during the day and cool at night.


Forbes Creek Group Campground is located near the southeast shore of Sugar Pine Reservoir in the Tahoe National Forest. Visitors enjoy the area for its fishing, canoeing and hiking opportunities. This facility is operated and maintained by the Tahoe National Forest.


Fishing, canoeing, swimming and boating are popular activities on the reservoir. A trail system for walking and non-motorized biking connects the two group sites at the campground, to the lake and nearby boat ramp.   The North Fork of the American River is nearby, offering opportunities for additional fishing and swimming. Many miles of hiking, biking and off-road vehicle trails are in the surrounding area.


The campground offers two group campsites, Madrone and Rocky Ridge. Each site can accommodate up to 50 people and 18 vehicles. Both sites are equipped with a central cooking and picnic area, with a large campfire circle and multiple tables.  RVs, trailers and tents are allowed within the campground. An unloading area and accessible parking are available within the campground.

Natural Features

The 160-acre Sugar Pine Reservoir sits at an elevation of 3,600 feet. Stands of cedar and ponderosa pine provides ample shade in the campground, which overlooks the reservoir. Summertime temperatures are warm during the day and cool at night.
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