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About Boca Campground

Boca Campground is located on a plateau above the shores of beautiful Boca Reservoir, 15 minutes northeast of Truckee, California.  Visitors enjoy the area for its boating, swimming, and fishing opportunities.  This facility is operated and maintained by the Tahoe National Forest.


Boca Reservoir is a popular location for boating, water skiing, swimming and fishing. A boat ramp is located less than a mile from the campground. The Little Truckee River is nearby and offers some of Northern California's best catch-and-release fly-fishing. The surrounding area offers hiking, biking, horseback riding and off-road vehicle trails. Boca Townsite Interpretive Trail showcases the boom and bust of the historic town of Boca as it transitioned from a construction camp for the Central Pacific Railroad to the Boca Mill and Ice Company and later to the Boca Brewery. It is located between Boca Dam and the railroad tracks.


The campground offers single-family sites, a few of which are designated for tent camping only. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring with grill. Vault toilets are provided, but there is no drinking water available.

Natural Features

The campground is located on a peninsula along the western shore of Boca Reservoir. Stands of mature Jeffrey pine and fir trees provide some shaded sites in this open campground overlooking the reservoir.

Nearby Attractions

Truckee, 15 minutes away, offers all the amenities of a year round recreational mountain town including interstate highway connectivity, top notch restaurants, resorts and hotels, grocery stores, gas stations, shopping, and historic sites. Stampede Reservoir is 12 miles north, where boating, water skiing, swimming and fishing are popular activities available.  Lake Tahoe is conveniently located just 25 minutes away. Tahoe offers excellent boating, kayaking, fishing, hiking and scenic driving opportunities, as well as dining, shopping and lodging options. Other recreational opportunities in the area include Donner Camp Interpretive Trail, Overland Emigrant Commemorative Trial, Stampede Reservoir Recreation Area, Prosser Pits OHV area, and numerous hiking, mountain biking, and OHV trails.

ADA Access: N

National Forest
Drive In
Alcohol Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Trash Available
Boca Campground is located in California
39.3942 N
-120.1056 W
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2019 Season Access Due to Boca Dam Closure - From Truckee, start up Highway 89 north and turn right onto Prosser Dam Road at the last roundabout. Go through neighborhood, keep right at Y and go over Prosser Dam. At next 4-way intersection, turn right onto Rd 73. At next 4-way intersection, turn right again onto Boca Road. Once you hit pavement, campground will be on the left in 0.5 miles.
7 Reviews of Boca Campground

Beautiful campground not on top of anyone no amenities but great recreation and fishing. Pit toilettes only.

Beautiful lakeside camping in Tahoe National Forest

When we camped here in July 2018, the road over Boca Dam was closed, and the detour directions were very confusing. After driving over miles of unpaved and poorly marked roads, we finally arrived. It was worth it. The lake is a beautiful shade of blue, and there is a sweet smell of pine in the air. The views from our campsite were amazing. Boating and fishing are permitted, and families with young kids were paddling around the shallows on inflatable rafts. There is no drinking water. The vault toilets were clean and maintained. The campground host was friendly and helpful.

Lakeside Camping

My family and I have camped at Boca Resivior while living in Truckee for 15 years. It’s a well kept locals secret, leading to flat waters and many undisturbed camping nights.

The campgrounds is just about half a mile from the boat ramp.

dry camping

little known lake that doesn't get too busy. it is basic dry camping. the lake has been low last few times I've been but the fishing is normally great


Cool lake to go for a day take the jet skis out most dessert and water has been really low last couple of years

Boca campground Ca

Had a lovely spot with amazing view. Camp ground person in charge was polite and very nice

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Boca campground Ca

Had a lovely spot with amazing view. Camp ground person in charge was polite and very nice