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About Lakeside (Truckee)

Lakeside Campground is located on the picturesque Prosser Reservoir in the Tahoe National Forest, just 10 minutes north of Truckee. Visitors enjoy the area for its boating, canoeing, fishing and abundant hiking and off-road trails. This facility is operated and maintained by the Tahoe National Forest.


Prosser Reservoir is a popular location for canoeing, swimming and fishing. Power boating is allowed but a 10-mph speed limit is enforced. A boat ramp is located about a mile south of the campground near Prosser Ranch Group Campground. The surrounding area offers many hiking, biking, horseback riding and off-road vehicle trails.


The campground offers single-family campsites. 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 northwestern shore of the reservoir, in an open area with scattered lodgepole pine and fir trees. Some sites have limited shade, while others are in full sun. Many sites have views of the reservoir and surrounding mountains.

Nearby Attractions

Boca Reservoir is 30 minutes east of the campground, offering additional boating, water skiing, swimming and fishing opportunities. Truckee, 10 minutes south, offers all the amenities of a year round recreational mountain town including interstate highway connectivitiy, top notch restaraunts, resorts, and hotels, grocery stores, gas stations, shopping, and historic sites. Lake Tahoe is located 30 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 Trial, Stampede Reservoir Recreation Area, Prosser Pits OHV area, and numerous hiking, mountain biking, and OHV trails.

ADA Access: N

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Alcohol Allowed
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Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Trash Available
Lakeside (Truckee) is located in California
39.3844 N
-120.1722 W
Get Directions
From Interstate 80 in Truckee take exit 188, Highway 89 north toward Sierraville. In approximately 3.5 miles turn right at the sign for Prosser Recreation Sites. In one mile the campground will be on the left..
3 Reviews of Lakeside (Truckee)
Nice overnight

Stayed here on our way back from a wedding to get one last glimpse of nature. Great sunsets here

Great Family Lake

Just got back from a weekend getaway at Lakeside. We stayed in site 35, which was one of only 2 sites left for the weekend when we booked. I have to say by some miracle I think it was one of the best sites at the lake. While it's the last site down and the furthest from the lake, you can still see it from the site. It's also one of the largest and flattest sites they have. Luckily nobody had showed for site 36 so we were able to just pull our rig through without fighting to get in. If you have a larger group, I would suggest getting sites 35 & 36. Site 36 is ok, but not nearly as much space, so the two together is ideal. The lake itself was beautiful and quiet even with a full campground. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is that there is no beachy area for swimming. It's pretty muddy/marshy at the waters edge which isnt unusual but isnt ideal either. Perfect lake for paddle boards and kayaks. Kids did some swimming but it's quite cold with the snow runoff this time of year. Also great area for bikes and atvs.

First to Review
Four miles out of Truckee, Ca. Is Lakeside Camp ground.

The week end fills with campers. Reservations can be made on reservations.org. About twenty first come sites,the rest are reservation only.

Beautiful vistas over the reservoir. Nice mature trees. No showers or sinks.

Vault toilets which are cleans a couple time a day. Bring your supplies since there

are no shops or stores if you need anything. Truckee is only four miles away on hi way 89 north.

A pleasant surprise was the hot air ballons!