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COLD CREEK, CA

Photo: COLD CREEK
Status: Closed through Thu Apr 24 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Cold Creek Campground is located on Highway 89, 4.5 miles south of Sierraville, California.

Its location makes Cold Creek a great base camp for a variety of recreational activities, including fishing, hunting, hiking and biking.

Natural Features:

The campground lies in a meadow between Cold Creek and Highway 89. Jeffrey pine and white fir trees cover half the campground, while the other half is situated closer to the creek among cottonwoods, willow and aspen trees.

Recreation:

Cold Creek offers rainbow trout fishing and swimming. Cottonwood Creek Botanical Trail and Overlook Trail both begin at nearby Cottonwood Creek Campground.

Facilities:

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

Nearby Attractions:

Lake Tahoe is conveniently close, only 35 minutes away. Tahoe offers excellent boating, kayaking, fishing, hiking and scenic driving opportunities.

Sardine Lake within beautiful Lakes Basin is a 35-minute drive northwest via the Golden Chain/Highway 49. Stampede Reservoir is a 45-minute drive southeast.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Creek Access
  • Fishing
  • Picnic Area
  • Self Pay Station
  • Swimming
  • Vault Toilets
Within 10 Miles
  • Fuel Available
  • General Store
  • Hiking
  • Pay Phone
  • Restaurant
Know Before You Go
  • In accordance with standard industry practices, Tahoe Recreation will be assessing a $5 additional vehicle fee on the 'second vehicle' in each single family campsite, and on the 'third and fourth vehicle' in any double family campsite, provided these vehicles are not joined to the first vehicle by a hitch and towed onto the site. In the case of motorcycles, the first two are considered to be one vehicle and the third and fourth are also considered to be one vehicle. No additional vehicle fees are collected for bicycles.
  • Bears frequent the area; all food must be kept in approved containers
  • No water available; bring your own supply or fill up at Cottonwood Creek Campground
  • Additional $2/day fee charged for Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day weekends
  • No off-road vehicle use in the campground
  • 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 Sierraville Ranger District (530) 994-3401 (voice), (530) 994-3521 (TDD).
  • This facility is operated by Tahoe Recreation, doing business as California Land Management. Your comments are welcomed; Visitors may collect a comment form from a campground host or submit feedback online.
  • Click here for more information on the Tahoe National Forest
  • 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.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
39.54278, -120.31472
39°32'34"N, 120°18'53"W

From Truckee, California, take Highway 80 north to Highway 89. Take Highway 89 north for 20 miles. The campground is on the left side of the Highway.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

COLD CREEK
TAHOE
CA 96162

Phone Number:

Information: (000)000-0000
jreed@clm-services.com