Silver Creek Campground is located on the Truckee River, off of Highway 89, between Truckee and Tahoe City. Visitors enjoy the area for its fishing and hiking opportunities, as well as its proximity to Lake Tahoe and Squaw Valley. This facility is operated and maintained by the Tahoe National Forest.
Fly-fishing for rainbow trout in the Truckee River is a popular activity. Campers also enjoy swimming and tubing. The surrounding area offers abundamt hiking and biking trails, including the Western States Trail, Five Lakes Trail, and Pacific Crest Trail.
The campground offers single-family sites, seven of which are designated for tent-camping only. Each site is equipped with a picnic table, campfire ring with grill. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided.
The campground is situated on the banks of the Truckee River. A few sites overlook the river. A scenic forest of lodgepole pine and fir covers the area.
Silver Creek Campground is centrally located between Prosser, Boca and Stampede Reservoirs to the north and Lake Tahoe and Squaw Valley to the south. A variety of outdoor recreational activities is available at each location. Truckee, 10 minutes 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 10 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.
ADA Access: N
Open May through November 1
To be honest our first impression of this place was not the greatest. The sites are fairly close together and there wasn’t a lot of tree coverage in most sites. We used 3 sites for a group (7, 9, 13) 9 and 13 are right across from each other so that worked out nice. 7 was in another loop but kind of backed up to us so it worked out ok. Trukee river runs right by the campground, however if you want to stay in the sites next to it you will have to hike your heat to your site. I believe they were sites 23 to 27. It’s not far but if you have a lot of gear it might be more trouble that it’s worth. The only real negative is that the campground is right off the highway and you get a lot road noise day/night. Overall we had a great trip and the camp host was very friendly! I would definitely recommend this place and we will probably be back.