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Sagehen Creek Campground


National Forest

Tahoe National Forest

Sagehen Creek Campground is a remote, rustic campground along Sagehen Creek approximately seven miles west of Highway 89 North. It is adjacent to a beautiful meadow with shade provided by lodgepole pine. Prepare for mosquitos in the early camping season. Not suitable for large RVs. Rough native surface roads in campground. Accessible vault toilet. Picnic tables and fire rings provided. Firewood not available for purchase. Elevation: 6500 feet.No water or trash services provided. Pack it in, pack it outNo fee for staying in Sagehen Creek campground. No reservations ___ first come, first served.CAMPING IS LIMITED TO 14 DAYS PER YEAR.Directions:__ From Truckee take Highway 89 North for approximately eight miles to Sagehen Summit. Take a left onto 260 Road and go approximately 0.10 mile to four-way intersection. Continue on 260 Road (middle road, not to field station) for approximately 1.5 miles. Take a left onto 11 Road for approximately three miles. At bottom of paved hill, take a left at Sagehen Campground sign. Campground will be on the right in approximately 0.5 mile.

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39.4342043 N
120.257552 W

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Susan S.
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2024


Been there many times.  Very few people, maybe 1-2 family's.  Usually just Forestry groups and they leave early.   Small Creek runs near the sites with little brookies.  Study area near by pay attention where you are fishing. No dumping but there are toilets.  Site has large fire rings but make sure you are allowed to burn.  Usually restrictions by end of season.  One of my favorite places to get away.

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