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BIG BEND GROUP (YUBA RIVER), CA

Big Bend Group Campground is located 19 miles west of Truckee, California in the Tahoe National Forest at an elevation of 5,700 feet. Visitors enjoy the area for its fishing and hiking opportunities, as well as its historic significance along the California Emigrant Trail.The campground...
Status: Open through Sat Sep 27 2014   Season Dates

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  • Fire restrictions may be imposed at any time due to hot, dry weather conditions, at which time campfires and charcoal fires may not be allowed. For current fire conditions or weather closures contact the American River Ranger District (530) 367-2224 (voice), (530) 367-2226 (TDD).
  • This facility is operated by Tahoe Recreation, a division of California Land Management; we welcome your comments; comment forms are available from campground hosts or www.com-services.com
  • Click here for more information on the Tahoe National Forest
  • For off season information email mwilkerson@clm-services.com
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.
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Overview

Overview

Big Bend Group Campground is located 19 miles west of Truckee, California in the Tahoe National Forest at an elevation of 5,700 feet.

Visitors enjoy the area for its fishing and hiking opportunities, as well as its historic significance along the California Emigrant Trail.

Natural Features:

The campground lies along the gentle South Yuba River just beyond the Big Bend Visitor Center. A forest of pine and fir covers the area, offering pleasant shade in many sites.

Recreation:

The South Yuba River offers swimming and rainbow trout fishing. The historic California Emigrant Trail and Loch Leven Trail pass nearby. The surrounding area offers many additional hiking, biking and off-road vehicle trails.

Facilities:

The campground offers two accessible group sites, Lincoln and Victory, which can accommodate up to 25 people and five vehicles each. Picnic tables and campfire rings are provided, as are vault toilets and drinking water.

Big Bend Visitor Center is within walking distance and offers a museum and interpretive displays.

Nearby Attractions:

Donner Lake is located 15 miles east via historic Route 40/Lincoln Highway, the nation's first transcontinental highway. Many points of interest lie along Route 40, including China Wall, Rainbow Bridge, Sugar Bowl, Lake Van Norden and Ice Lakes.

Booking Window
Wed Sep 24 2014 - Sun Sep 20 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Fri May 23 2014 Sat Sep 27 2014
Peak Fri May 22 2015 Sat Sep 26 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Picnic Shelters
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Drinking Water
  • Educational Programs
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Picnic Area
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Visitor Center
Within 10 Miles
  • Historic Sites
  • Scenic Drive
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 23 2014 -
Sep 27 2014
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $99.00
Peak Season
May 22 2015 -
Sep 26 2015
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $99.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
39.30639, -120.51944
39°18'23"N, 120°31'10"W

From Truckee, take I-80 19 miles west to the Rainbow Road Exit. Travel west about 1.5 miles to the Big Bend Ranger Station and Visitor Center. Turn right past the Visitor Center and cross bridge. The campground is on the right. Victory is the first campsite and Lincoln is the second one at the end.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

BIG BEND GROUP (YUBA RIVER)

EMIGRANT GAP  CA  95715

Phone Number:

Information:  (530)389-2236