Camper submitted image from Bear Valley Dispersed Camping - 1
View All
Camper submitted image from Bear Valley Dispersed Camping - 2
Nature
Camper submitted image from Bear Valley Dispersed Camping - 3
People
Camper submitted image from Bear Valley Dispersed Camping - 4
Activities
Camper submitted image from Bear Valley Dispersed Camping - 5
Camping

Free Camping Collection

Dispersed Camping

Bear Valley Dispersed Camping

5 Reviews

About

National Forest

Tahoe National Forest

Suggest an Edit

The Dyrt Alerts

Get reservations at sold-out campgrounds.

Learn More

Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Available
  • Verizon
    Good
  • AT&T
    Unknown
  • T-Mobile
    Unknown

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • Dispersed

Features

For Campers

  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Big Rig Friendly

Rent an RV near Bear Valley, California

Find RVs Nearby

Reviews

Add Review

5 Stars

4 Stars

3 Stars

2 Stars

1 Star

60%
20%
20%
0%
0%

4.5

out of 5

5 Reviews

Serena W.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2023

Dispersed camping at its finest

There are no Volt toilets here nor running water but pretty good Verizon signal. Lots of trails to ride your bike and walk.

SiteThere are no marked sites as long as it doesn't say don't camp here you're good to pick one.
Month of VisitSeptember
  • Review photo of Bear Valley Dispersed Camping by Serena W., August 13, 2023
  • Review photo of Bear Valley Dispersed Camping by Serena W., August 13, 2023
Serena W.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2023

Camp in Bear Valley Park

This is a nice little private camp spot for the most part, There's a campground with its own fence around it for private camping With signs posted very near it, "no camping here" in the other spots without the signs good to go.

SiteRandom spots with driveways already made out of dirt.
Month of VisitSeptember
  • Review photo of Bear Valley Dispersed Camping by Serena W., August 13, 2023
  • Review photo of Bear Valley Dispersed Camping by Serena W., August 13, 2023
C
Reviewed May. 26, 2023

Great place to dispersed camping!

Bear valley is my favorite place to go camping, the most you get close to the top of the mountain, the most curvy the road is, so be prepare. There is a point where the paved road disappears and is only dirt road, you can keep driving as far as you want, it is easy to find a good spot to park and…

Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of Bear Valley Dispersed Camping by Claudia M., May 26, 2023
  • Review photo of Bear Valley Dispersed Camping by Claudia M., May 26, 2023
  • Play button icon

Location

Bear Valley Dispersed Camping is located in California

Detail location of campground

Directions

From Sierraville: Drive 11 miles south on Hwy 89 to Little Truckee Summit. Drive 6 miles east of Little Truckee Summit on Cottonwood Creek Road. From Truckee: Drive 17 miles north on Hwy 89 to Little Truckee Summit. Drive 6 miles east of Little Truckee Summit on Cottonwood Creek Road.

Coordinates

38.459869999999995 N
120.03748 W

Open in Google Maps