Attention: Due to California's on going draught, this campground no longer has drinking water. Please bring your own. Water is still available for the horses.
Attention: Water conservation measures are in effect in this facility. Please do not fill RV water tanks and use water wisely. Thank you.

SKILLMAN, CA

Skillman Campground caters to campers with horses, but is available to groups and individuals without horses as well. It is located in the Tahoe National Forest near Nevada City and three historic mining towns.The campground is situated in a forest of cedar and Douglas fir trees, ...
Status: Open through Sat Sep 27 2014   Season Dates

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  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Utility hookups and showers are not available
  • First-come, first-served sites may be available through late September
  • For off season information email mwilkerson@clm-services.com
  • 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
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AREA SKILLMAN EQUESTRIAN NONELECTRIC 6 25 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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AREA SKILLMAN GROUP EQUESTRIAN 36 25 Back-In
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Skillman Campground caters to campers with horses, but is available to groups and individuals without horses as well. It is located in the Tahoe National Forest near Nevada City and three historic mining towns.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated in a forest of cedar and Douglas fir trees, at an elevation of 3,700 feet.

Recreation:

The Pioneer Trail stretches 25 miles through the Tahoe National Forest and can be accessed from the campground. The popular path was designated a National Recreation Trail in 2003. Horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking and cross-country skiing are favorite activities on this popular trail.

Facilities:

Skillman Campground specializes in equestrian camping. Horse corrals, water troughs and hitching racks are found in the campground. Site 4 has two corrals and sites 7, 9, 13 and 15 have one corral each.

Each single site can accommodate up to six people, four horses and two vehicles. A group area is made up of five smaller sites, that can accommodate 36 people altogether, as well as 24 horses and 12 vehicles. Large trucks and trailers will require the space of multiple cars.

Booking Window

EQUESTRIAN NONELECTRIC

Tue Jul 29 2014 - Sun Jan 25 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

GROUP EQUESTRIAN

Tue Jul 29 2014 - Sat Jul 25 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 02 2014 Sat Sep 27 2014
Peak Fri May 22 2015 Sat Sep 26 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Equestrian Sites
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Hitching Racks
  • Horse Corrals
  • Horse Watering Station
  • Horseback Riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Tables
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water Spigot
  • Water Troughs
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

Special Policy Applicable to this Facility
The fee does not include taxes which will be added on at the end of the transaction.

Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 02 2014 -
Sep 27 2014
GROUP EQUESTRIAN $110.00
EQUESTRIAN NONELECTRIC $24.00-$26.00
Peak Season
May 22 2015 -
Sep 26 2015
GROUP EQUESTRIAN $110.00
EQUESTRIAN NONELECTRIC $24.00

*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):
39.31861, -120.79111
39°19'7"N, 120°47'28"W

From Nevada City, travel east on Highway 20 for 14 miles. Turn right into Skillman and then left at the first road. Continue to the campground.

From Interstate 80, take the Highway 20 exit and drive 12 miles west toward Nevada City. Turn left into Skillman and make a left at the first road to reach the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

SKILLMAN

EMIGRANT GAP  CA  95715

Phone Number:

Information:  (530)389-2236