Goose Meadows

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Overview

Goose Meadow Campground is located along the Truckee River adjacent to Highway 89, about half-way between Tahoe City and Truckee. Visitors enjoy the area for its fishing and hiking opportunities, as well as its proximity to Lake Tahoe and Squaw Valley. This facility is operated and maintained by the Tahoe National Forest.

Recreation

Fly-fishing for rainbow trout in the Truckee River is a popular activity enjoyed by visitors to the campground. Campers also enjoy swimming and tubing. The surrounding area offers hiking and biking trails, including the Western States Trail, Five Lakes Trail, and Pacific Crest Trail.

Facilities

The campground offers single-family campsites, each equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring with grill. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided.

Natural Features

The campground is situated on the banks of the Truckee River. A scenic forest of lodgepole pine and fir trees covers the area.

Nearby Attractions

Goose Meadow Campground is centrally located between the Prosser, Boca and Stampede reservoirs to the north, and Lake Tahoe and Squaw Valley to the south. A variety of outdoor recreational activities are available at each location. Truckee, 10 minutes north, offers all the amenities of a year round recreational mountain town including interstate highway connectivity, top notch restaurants, resorts and hotels, grocery stores, gas stations, shopping, and historic sites. Lake Tahoe is located 30 minutes south and offers excellent boating, kayaking, fishing, hiking and scenic driving opportunities, as well as dining, shopping and lodging options. Other recreational opportunities include Donner Camp Interpretive Trail, Overland Emigrant Commemorative Trail, Stampede Reservoir Recreation Area, Prosser Pits OHV area, and numerous hiking, mountain biking, and OHV trails.
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