Standard (tent/RV)
Dispersed
Group
Tent Sites
Fires Unknown
Pets Unknown
Water Unknown
About Emigrant Group

Emigrant Group Campground is located alongside the beautiful Stampede Reservoir.  The campground is located approximately 30 minutes from the town of Truckee, Calif. Visitors enjoy the area for its boating, fishing and abundant hiking and off-road trails. This facility is operated and maintained by the Tahoe National Forest.

Recreation

Boating, water skiing, swimming and fishing are popular activities on the reservoir. Anglers will find rainbow and brown trout and kokanee salmon. A boat ramp is located a half-mile away. Many miles of hiking and off-road vehicle trails crisscross through the surrounding area. The nearby Overland Emigrant Commemorative Trail is open to hiking and mountain biking.

Facilities

The campground offers four group sites, the largest of which are called the Woodsman and Prospector sites. They each can accommodate up to 50 people. The Rancher and Trapper sites can accommodate up to 25 people.  Each group site has a central cooking and picnic area, equipped with a large campfire ring. Approximately six tables and four grills are provided at each site as well. Horseshoe pits are located at the Woodsman site.

Natural Features

The campground is situated on the south side of Stampede Reservoir, which is located on the Little Truckee River, approximately eight miles above the confluence of the Little Truckee and Truckee Rivers. A forest of ponderosa pine, Jeffrey pine and fir trees covers the area providing ample shade.

Nearby Attractions

Boca Reservoir is 10 minutes south 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 connectivity, top notch restaurants, resorts and hotels, grocery stores, gas stations, shopping, and historic sites. Lake Tahoe is located 45 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 Boca Townsite Interpretive Trail, Donner Camp Interpretive Trail, Overland Emigrant Commemorative Trial, Prosser Pits OHV area, and numerous hiking, mountain biking, and OHV trails.

ADA Access: N

Price
$97.00 - $201.00
Operator
USDA Forest Service
Access
Drive In
Boat In
Features
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Firewood Available
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Toilets
Trash Available
Location
Emigrant Group is located in California
Latitude
39.4706 N
Longitude
-120.1164 W
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Directions
From Truckee, Calif., travel east on Highway 80 for 10 miles, to the Hirschdale Road exit. Follow Hirschdale Road/Stampede Dam Road north for eight miles, to the Stampede Reservoir. Take a left on Dog Valley Road to go over Stampede Dam. In a quarter mile the campground will be on the left. Alternate Access: From Truckee, go north on Hwy 89 for 5 miles and take a right on Hobart Mills Road. Follow Hobart Mills Road to Dog Valley Road and take a left. In approximately 3 miles, pass the boat ramp road and Logger Campground Entrance, and in a quarter mile Emigrant Group will be on the left.
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Awesome Group Site w/ Lake Access

Awesome group sites entering Stampede Reservoir with close lake access. 4 total group paved sites in the loop with the ability for large groups at each. Large fire pits, multiple picnic tables, charcoal grills, and areas for tents. Water and bathrooms available for each site, though it’s Dry Camping. Host onsite with wood for purchase. Great area for kids to play without the traffic of normal campgrounds.