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Status: Closed through Thu May 22 2014   Season Dates


Sierra Campground is located on the North Yuba River between Sierraville and Sierra City. Visitors enjoy a wide variety of recreational activities in the area, including hiking, hunting, fishing, canoeing and gold panning.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated between the highway and the creek-sized Yuba River in a forest of mature fir trees. Many sites overlook the river.


A large network of trails is available in the area, including the Pacific Crest Trail.

Boating, fishing and swimming are available at nearby Sardine Lakes, about 10 miles from the campground. Sardine Lakes Resort offers boat rentals.


The campground offers several single-family tent-only sites. Each site has a picnic table and campground ring. Vault toilets are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

The nearby Lakes Basin offers boating, fishing and hiking. Over 30 miles of maintained trails branch out across the area. Many of the trails are also open to biking and horseback riding.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Gold Panning
  • River Access
  • Self Pay Station
  • Tables
  • Tent sites
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water
  • Waterfront Sites
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • General Store
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Rentals
  • Boating
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming
  • Trailheads
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
  • RVs are not recommended because there is limited turnaround space
  • An additional $2 per day fee is charged for reservations during Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends
  • Utility hookups and showers are not available
  • This facility is operated by Tahoe Recreation, doing business as California Land Management and comments are welcome; forms are available from campground hosts or online
  • Click here for more information on the Tahoe National Forest
  • 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 Yuba River Ranger District (530) 288-3231 or 478-6253 (voice), (530) 288-3656 (TDD).
    • 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):
    39.63083, -120.55861
    39°37'51"N, 120°33'31"W

    From Sierraville, travel south on Highway 49 for about 16 miles. The campground is on the left side of the highway.

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    Information: (530)862-1368