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Attention: Campgrounds in the Tahoe National Forest are managed by California Land Management (CLM) under the terms of a concession special use permit. CLM is currently seeking a modification to their permit terms. While their request is being considered, CLM has decided to make reservations unavailable to the public for campgrounds on the Tahoe NF. To make reservations for the 2014 camping season, please keep checking back here or call Recreation.gov at 1-877-444-6777 after February 15, 2014. Any existing reservations will be honored.

FAUCHERIE, CA

Photo: FAUCHERIE
Status: Closed through Fri Jun 06 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Faucherie Campground is located next to spectacular Faucherie Lake at the end of a rough, dirt road, approximately 20 miles from Highway 20.

Visitors enjoy the area for its fishing and canoeing opportunities in a scenic, remote setting, surrounded by mountains.

Natural Features:

Faucherie Lake is situated at the base of rocky cliffs, which can be viewed from the campground. Large boulders are strewn throughout the area. Some consider Faucherie to be the prettiest lake in the Sierras.

Recreation:

Canoeing, kayaking and trout fishing are popular activities on Faucherie Lake. Hiking trails crisscross the surrounding area, including one to the 18-foot Faucherie Lake Falls.

Facilities:

The campground offers two groups sites, each of which can accommodate up to 25 people. Sites are equipped with picnic tables and campfire rings. Vault toilets and trash collection are provided.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Day Use Area
  • Fishing
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Kayaking
  • Tables
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
Know Before You Go
  • Bears frequent the area; all food must be kept in provided food storage lockers
  • Low-clearance vehicles and some trailers are not recommended on the rough,dirt access road
  • Gate is locked; combination will be on confirmation letter
  • Maximum of three vehicles allowed per group site; additional vehicles may enter the site to unload, but must be parked in the day-use parking area
  • The same group may reserve both group sites
  • 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):
39.41667, -120.59972
39°25'0"N, 120°35'59"W

At the Bowman Lake Dam, the road continues along the north shore but becomes a primitive road not recommended for low-clearance vehicles. If you want to access the area above Bowman Lake with small trailers/RVs or low-clearance vehicles, roads from the east via Jackson Meadow Reservoir are somewhat better but still remote (see East Slope and Grouse Ridge Maps).

To get to Jackson Meadows Reservoir, from Truckee, take Highway 89 north for 17 miles. Turn right (west) off Highway 89 at Little Donner Summit. Follow Jackson Lake Road (Forest Road 07) for 16 miles. The road to Faucherie Lake continues southeast from Jackson Creek Campground, but is not recommended for low clearance vehicles. Drive 3.7 miles south on rough road from Jackson Creek Campground. Fording the creek above the campground is not advisable for anyone during high water.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

FAUCHERIE
TAHOE NATIONAL FOREST
NEVADA CITY CA 95959