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Lower Little Truckee

Tahoe National Forest

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Lower Little Truckee Campground is a great base camp for a variety of recreational activities such as fishing, hunting, hiking and biking. Its located along the Little Truckee River, and offers single-family campsites equipped with picnic tables and campfire rings. Nearby attractions include Truckee, Lake Tahoe, Stampede Reservoir and Sardine Lakes, offering plenty of outdoor activities, shopping and dining.


Lower Little Truckee Campground is located along the Little Truckee River on Highway 89, about 11 miles north of Truckee. Its convenient location makes it a great base camp for a variety of recreational activities, including fishing, hunting, hiking and biking. This facility is operated and maintained by the Tahoe National Forest.


Fishing for rainbow and brown trout in the Little Truckee River is a popular activity enjoyed by visitors to the area. The surrounding area offers hiking and biking trails.


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

Natural Features

The campground is situated on the banks of the Little Truckee River, at an elevation of 6,100 feet. A forest of lodgepole pine, aspen and juniper trees covers the area, offering partial shade. A few sites overlook the river.

Nearby Attractions

The Town of Truckee, 10 minutes south, offers all the amenities of a year round recreational mountain town with Interstate highway connectivitiy including top notch restaraunts, resorts, and hotels, grocery stores, gas stations, shopping, and historic sites. Lake Tahoe is located 30 minutes away and offers excellent boating, kayaking, fishing, hiking and scenic driving opportunities as well as dining, shopping and lodging options. Stampede Reservoir and recreation area is a 35-minute drive southeast of the campground. Sardine Lakes, within beautiful Lakes Basin, is a 40-minute drive northwest, via the Golden Chain/Highway 49. Other recreational opportunities include Donner Camp Interpretive Trail, Overland Emigrant Commemorative Trial, Prosser Pits OHV area, and numerous hiking, mountain biking, and OHV trails.
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Campground Matrix

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0.6mi 83%
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