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Jackson Meadows Reservoir
Jackson Meadows Reservoir, found just north of Truckee, CA inside Tahoe NF

Northern Gold Rush Country

Hwy 49

Designated wilderness within the forest:

Wilderness Area Acres
Granite Chief 25,748
hiking maps


Tahoe Ranger Stations:
Nevada City District
Nevada City CA
Downieville District
Camptonville CA
Sierraville District
Sierraville CA
Tahoe Forest
government web site

Lake Tahoe Basin site
Truckee District
Truckee CA
Big Bend Visitor Center
Soda Springs CA
Foresthill District
Foresthill CA
Forest Headquarters
Nevada City CA

Lake Faucherie

Historic Elwell Lodge

Sequoia camping Lake Tahoe Campgrounds

hike camping Hiking Lake Tahoe Forest

  • Donner Lake Rim Trail
  • Emigrant Gap: Sierra Discovery Walk
  • Gold Country Horse Camps + Trail Maps
  • Haskell Peak hike
  • Lake Tahoe's Best Trails
  • Lakes Basin Trail Map
  • Sierra Buttes hike
  • Tahoe Meadows Interpretive Trail
  • Tahoe Rim Trail
  • Truckee Trails

    open camping Primitive Camping

    Dispersed, open, free camping is allowed along National Forest backroads with a free fire permit. Most campsites are located on dirt roads. Some might be passenger car accessible, in the drier months. Mud and deep snow is typical for this High Sierra region. High clearance or 4x4 vehicle may be needed on certain routes; or during snow or wet conditions. No bathrooms, no table, no garbage collection. Pack out more than you packed in. Keep the forest clean.

    Lake Tahoe Maps

  • Map of Tahoe National Forest
  • Lake Tahoe Rim Trail Map
  • Lake Tahoe Basin Map
  • Desolation Wilderness Maps
  • South Yuba River Recreation Guide
  • Tahoe Lakes


    Lake Tahoe Waterfalls

    yuba river
    Yuba River on Highway 49 - Sierra Nevada mountains, California
    Get a hard copy map and get here next summer, or next weekend! South Yuba River Recreation Maps

    Snowy Roads to Camp

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