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Boca Rest Campground

8 Reviews

About This Campground

National Forest

Tahoe National Forest

Boca Rest Campground is located along the shores of Boca Reservoir, 20 minutes from Truckee, California. Visitors enjoy the area for its boating, swimming, fishing and abundant hiking opportunities. This facility is operated and maintained by the Tahoe


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Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Hike In
    Hike a trail to your campsite
  • Boat In
    Boat to your campsite

Stay Connected

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

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Max Length: 45 ft.

Reviews

8 Reviews of Boca Rest Campground

Ratings Breakdown

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M
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2020

Boca Rest Campground

Nice campsite. They are a little  close to other campers but still nice. Lake was right down the hill. Bathrooms are close if you are tent camping. Very limited cell service. Camp host wad very nice and accessible. Would camp there again 😊

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Month of VisitSeptember
Samantha  T.
Reviewed May. 26, 2019

Awesome

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

Norma Y.
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2018

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.


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Location

Boca Rest Campground is located in California

Directions

From Reno, take I-80 west to the Hirschdale Exit. Drive north on Hirschdale Road approximately 3 miles to the campground. From Truckee, take I-80 west 10 miles to the Hirschdale Exit. Drive north on Hirschdale Road approximately 3 miles to the campground.

Coordinates

39.41916658 N
120.08638818 W

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About This Campground

Boca Rest Campground is located along the shores of Boca Reservoir, 20 minutes from Truckee, California. Visitors enjoy the area for its boating, swimming, fishing and abundant hiking opportunities. This facility is operated and maintained by the Tahoe National Forest.

Recreation

Boca Reservoir spans over 900 acres and is a popular location for boating, water skiing, swimming and fishing. A boat ramp is located on the west shore of Boca Reservoir, and an unimproved boat launching area is due south of 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.

Facilities

The campground offers single-family sites, with a few located right along the waterfront. Most sites are fairly exposed with little to no shade, but are well-spaced, providing for plenty of separation between sites.   Each site is equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided.

Natural Features

The campground is situated on the northeastern shores of the Boca Reservoir, near where the reservoir meets the Little Truckee River. The campground is characterized by open areas dotted with sagebrush. A few pines are scattered throughout the site but shade is very limited.

Nearby Attractions

Stampede Reservoir is located 9 miles north of the campground, where boating, water skiing, fishing, and swimming are popular activities. Truckee, 20 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. Lake Tahoe is conveniently located only 30 minutes away. Tahoe offers excellent boating, kayaking, fishing, hiking and scenic driving opportunities, as well as dining, shopping and lodging options. Other recreational opportunities include Donner Camp Interpretive Trail, Overland Emigrant Commemorative Trail, Stampede Reservoir Recreation Area, Prosser Pits OHV area, and numerous hiking, mountain biking, and OHV trails.

ADA Access: N

Connection Details

We rate connection speeds from campers like you who submit speed tests with Field Reports.

  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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