Granite Flat (California)

Tahoe National Forest

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Granite Flat Campground is located between the Truckee River and Highway 89 near Truckee and Lake Tahoe and operated by the Tahoe National Forest. It offers camping sites with picnic tables, fire rings and bearproof storage, plus fly-fishing, hiking, biking and swimming. The area is also near a variety of outdoor recreational activities and Truckee's amenities.


Granite Flat Campground is located between the Truckee River and Highway 89, just one mile from Truckee and a short distance from Tahoe City. Visitors enjoy the area for its fishing and hiking opportunities, as well as its proximity to Lake Tahoe. This facility is operated and maintained by the Tahoe National Forest.


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


The campground offers several single-family and a few double campsites, some of which are accessible. Each site is equipped with a picnic table, campfire ring and bearproof food storage locker. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Seven campsites are walk-in tent sites with parking provided outside the campsite:  #69, #70, #71, #72, #73, #74, and #75. Please be aware that the following campsites are located adjacent to busy Highway 89 and more subject to motor vehicle noise: #7, #9, #11, #13, #15, #17, #19, #21, #23, #47, #49, #51, #53, #67, and #68.

Natural Features

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

Nearby Attractions

Granite Flat is centrally located between the town of Truckee and Prosser, Boca and Stampede reservoirs to the north, as well as Lake Tahoe and Olympic Valley to the south. A variety of outdoor recreational activities are available at each location.

Truckee, 1 mile 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 15 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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Campground Matrix

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Creek (Sites 50-107}
Donner Memorial State Park
2.1mi 75%
Ridge (Sites 1-49)
Donner Memorial State Park
2.3mi 77%
Splitrock (Sites 108-152)
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2.4mi 79%
Goose Meadows
Tahoe National Forest
2.9mi 84%
Alpine Meadow
Martis Creek Lake
4.6mi 77%
Silver Creek-Truckee
Tahoe National Forest
5.2mi 85%
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