Granite Flat Campground is located between the Truckee River and Highway 89, just one mile from Truckee and a short distance from Tahoe City. Visitors enjoy the area for its fishing and hiking opportunities, as well as its proximity to Lake Tahoe. This facility is operated and maintained by the Tahoe National Forest.
Fly-fishing for rainbow trout on the Truckee River is a popular activity enjoyed by visitors to the area. Campers also enjoy swimming and tubing on the river. The surrounding area offers numerous hiking and biking trails, including the Western States Trail, Five Lakes Trail, and Pacific Crest Trail.
The campground offers several single-family and a few double campsites, some of which are accessible. Each site is equipped with a picnic table, campfire ring and bearproof food storage locker. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Seven campsites are walk-in tent sites with parking provided outside the campsite: #69, #70, #71, #72, #73, #74, and #75. Please be aware that the following campsites are located adjacent to busy Highway 89 and more subject to motor vehicle noise: #7, #9, #11, #13, #15, #17, #19, #21, #23, #47, #49, #51, #53, #67, and #68.
The campground is situated on the banks of the Truckee River. A scenic forest of Jeffrey and lodgepole pine trees covers the area.
Granite Flat is centrally located between the town of Truckee and Prosser, Boca and Stampede reservoirs to the north, as well as Lake Tahoe and Squaw Valley to the south. A variety of outdoor recreational activities are available at each location. Truckee, 1 mile north, 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 located 15 minutes south and 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.
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Coming from a state that has water around it, then moving to nevada really made me sad but not even 2 hrs away you will find this refreshing water of truckee river! I had my birthday here couple years ago. Float on the flowing water is amazing and yet memorable with my friends. On campsite area is a bit rocky. Sleeping pad, sleeping mats or if youre glamping, air bed is a must!! It becomes super chilly at night. Temp changes drastically and that was august. Id bring a pair of wool socks, thermals and sleeping bag will get you comfortable at nightfall, stars are super visible but trees are on its way. Vegetation is lush in here and you will get some unwinding feeling after seeing the desert part of nevada. Lots of shops close to the lake. Restaurants are amazing, parkings are hard but you dont have to fight for a spot. If suggest to reserve a spot even though its not really a popular area due to lake tahoe and tons of cabins around the area. An all wheel drive at least should be driving there bec the road could be closed due to some weather issues or bring chains with you just in case "chain up" sign is on. It gets warm during this time of the month and just perfect to dive in the water. Lots of crawfishes close to shore. Im sure yall will enjoy this place but always remember to respect our mother nature!
Granite Flat is a great way to get out and camp without worrying too much about forgetting something. Now, I know no one WANTS to head back into town for the ice, eggs, or brew they forgot. But if you do, you're only 2 miles from the grocery store.
This campground is right along the Truckee river! It is RV/Camper, tent & dog friendly. Though there are very few "tent only" sites.
They have non-flushing restrooms with TP! (fancy outhouses)
You can park up to 2 cars per site
There is fresh, clean water located at pumps thruought the campground
PLENTY of space to pitch a tent
Bear boxes provided (we were lucky enough to see a mama and two cubs across the river from us!)
Fire pits and picknick tables
Super friendly camp hosts
We stayed here at 3 tent only sites, the night after our wedding with a group of friends! We all loved it and will definitely be back. You can float from one end of the campground down to the other end or keep going if you can find a ride (Uber) back to the campground! I hear the fly fishing on the Truckee river is fantastic as well. Due to the fact that we JUST got married the day before, we actually had our DJ come the the campsite and spin there. The people in the nearby sites were totally cool with it and we were respectful of quiet hours. So, as you'll see in the video, we had music. But typically the festival DJ doesn't come with the campsite. ;)
One negative to this campground is that the highway is right next to it. The Tahoe region is EXTREMELY popular so I'd suggest booking early if you can (though it seems you can find sites last min too) and know that if you're next to the highway, you'll hear cars/trucks passing through. By no means did any of my party feel that the vehicle noise was intrusive on our experience though. But it's food for thought.
Lastly, again you're near town and can head into Truckee for some tasty brew and food at many local breweries, breakfast, & BBQ spots! Plus the town of Truckee is super cute and should be explored of you haven't been.
It's a well maintained campground that is very close to the freeway, you can access the river, but it is a bit further away than it is at Goose Meadows.
This is a nice little campground to stay in while passing through. For longer stays I prefer sites that are off the beaten path and not right on the highway. Pros: easy river access for fishing, nicely wooded.
This is not a destination campground, nor a great site for tent camping. That said – it can be really hard to get a spot in Tahoe. This site saved our trip, and was conveniently located. It was fine for a weekend, or just passing through. We did not explore along the river too much, and that might have made it better. Okay place, but not what you think of when you say you are going to Tahoe to camp. Not much shade, rocky, small sites. The hosts were quite nice though. Picnic table, campfire ring and grill. Vault toilets.
The biggest downside is that it is right on a busy highway. There was always road noise which was quite loud at times. Also you’ll hear your neighbors – every word. You might not notice this so much in if RV camping? A lot of bear activity in the area so follow the rules keep your food locked up.
There is a grocery, pharmacy, fast food nearby which was handy too.
This was a "meh" kind of campground. Very loud traffic noise. We wanted to stay at Donner Memorial State Park but were unable to get reservations. We had a nice site right on the river and were able to put our chairs right next to the river and enjoy it … until BUGS! Very buggy. We visited over Labor Day Weekend. Our site was small. We tested our propane heated hot water shower pump and shower enclosure for the first time here. TIP: Let water warm in the sun in a 5 gallon bucket as the ICY and our heater could not even get it to tepid, only cool, but we had an event to go to and needed to shower, so cool showers in the cool morning air it was. This was an okay campground for a stopover or if you are a fisherman. For a quiet getaway with large beautiful campsite … nope. It all depends on what you are looking for.
Nice campsite located right on Highway 89, 1 mile from Truckee and a short drive to Tahoe City. Right on the Truckee River and has 68 family sites and 7 walk in sites. Fishing is excellent from the banks of the river and this site is open from mid May - September. Closed during the winter months. The best sites are 6, 8, 10, and 10. $22 per night and reservable online. The Highway is loud during the day, that's the only downfall from this beautiful spot.
Nice spot for a quick overnight. The campground is right on the Truckee River and on highway 89. The traffic is a bit loud, but it dies down at night.