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Fiddle Creek

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Bring drinking water. Water will be available at this location but may not be potable.


National Forest

Tahoe National Forest


Fiddle Creek Campground is located alongside the North Yuba River, just off Highway 49, about 12 miles from Downieville. Visitors enjoy a wide variety of recreational activities in the area, including hiking, hunting, fishing and mountain biking.__ This facility is operated and maintained by the Tahoe National Forest.


The North Yuba River offers swimming, wading and rainbow trout fishing. Seasonal rafting, kayaking and tubing are popular water activities. Hiking and hunting are available in the surrounding area.____ A network of trails crisscrosses the surrounding area. A footbridge accessing the North Yuba Trail is located__at nearby__ Rocky Rest Campground.


The campground offers several single-family sites, all of which are designated for tent camping only. Each site is equipped with a picnic table, campfire ring and bearproof food locker. __Vault toilets and drinking water are provided.__ While located close to the parking areas, campsites cannot be directly accessed by motor vehicles.

Natural Features

The campground stretches along the north bank of the North Yuba River. Stands of oak, maple, locust and pine trees covers the area providing ample shade at this location.


For facility specific information, please call (530) 362-8259.

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Reviewed Jun. 10, 2023

Neat and clean but with a few strikes against it

Fiddle Creek Campground is clean and well maintained, which is always great to find.  But its close proximity to Hwy 49 (maybe 75 feet away) makes for more headlights and traffic noise than I'm used to when camping (especially since the majority of traffic is from loud trucks that zoom by at 50-60 mph).  Another negative is the abundance of mosquitoes, which I guess you have to expect when you're near a river but still not pleasant.  Also, the sites are close together with little or no privacy.  We were one of only two campers there but still could easily see and hear the other camp, and those open sight lines made for frequent territorial barking between the dogs in both camps.  Finally (and this is admittedly a nitpick), you can't see the river from the campground, which is too bad because you're camped so close to it.  (You'll have to go to Carlton Campground a few miles down the road if you want a river view.)  I'd reserved Campground 15 (at the very end of line) but after my husband complained about how far away it was from the toilets, we moved to Campground 6 (as I said, pretty empty campground during the week, although the ranger said it's usually full on weekends).  Site 6 was fine, but Site 15 would've been quieter as it's farther away from the road and the river and it has more space around it than others.

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Amber Q.
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2019

One of my favorites getaways

This is right off HWY 49. Tent only. You park and walk to you camping which is with other camps right by. It's not too bad and if you get a group you can get your own little slice of the campground to yourself. 

Toilets are pit toilets. So make sure you keep the door shut and lid down to help with the smell sometimes during busy week/ends. They are clean once a week and there are two dumpster that are picked up weekly too. 

No camp host. So people are loud at times. But for the most part people are pretty good. 

Bear boxes have been put in, in the last 4 years or so. During the bad drought the bears were losing for food. But really having had any issues since that year. 

Also no cell service.... which I love. 

The river is cold and refreshing. People pan for gold and some walk up the road to Jackson Hole to float down. About 5 mins up, pass a few houses on your right. 

Check it out if your in the area.


Fiddle Creek is located in California

Detail location of campground


From Downieville, travel south on Highway 49 for about 12 miles. The campground is on the left side of the highway.


Camptonville, CA 95922


39.5183333 N
120.9925 W

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