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Emigrant Group

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About This Campground

USDA Forest Service

Tahoe National Forest

Overview

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…

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Access

  • Drive-In
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Stay Connected

  • WiFi
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  • Verizon
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  • AT&T
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  • T-Mobile
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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Big Rig Friendly

Reviews

2 Reviews of Emigrant Group

Ratings Breakdown

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Laura F.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2020

Good site for large groups

We travel with a large group once a year to this group site (about 8-9 families with trailers). It easily accommodates everyone spaciously. Vaulted toilets were decently clean. Big group fire pit and picnic table area overlooking the lake. Downside is the lake is located down a short but steep…

Jon K.
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2019

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…

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Location

Emigrant Group is located in California

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.

Coordinates

39.47055538 N
120.11638828 W

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About This Campground

Overview

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.

Connection Details

We rate connection speeds from campers like you who submit speed tests with Field Reports.

  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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