Group
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Water Unknown
About Rucker Lake Campground

This is a PG&E lake/campground on the Tahoe National Forest.  Car-top launch for kayaks and boats.  There is no boat ramp at the lake.

Operator
USDA Forest Service
Access
Walk In
Features
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Alcohol Allowed
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Sewer Hookups
Toilets
Contact
Location
Rucker Lake Campground is located in California
Latitude
39.3577 N
Longitude
-120.6521 W
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Directions
From Nevada City: Take Hwy 20 east towards Truckee approximately 20 miles.  Turn left on Bowman Lake Road (Forest Road 18).  Go approximately 4 miles. Turn right onto road 18-006 (You will see a sign for "Liahona").  Stay to the right until you reach the parking area. From I-80: Take the Hwy 20 cutoff on I-80 and head west toward Nevada City for approximately 5 miles.  Turn right on Bowman Lake Road (Forest Road 18).  Go approximately 4 miles. Turn right onto road 18-006 (You will see a sign for "Liahona"). Stay to the right until you reach the parking area.  
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This place is great for swimming in the summer as the lake gets really warm. Across the lake is an amazing rope swing not for the faint of heart (its big). You need a floatation device like a blow up with oars to get there. 300 foot walk from cars to campground so bring a dolly/wagon. $15 a night fee. Bring a lot of drinking/dishes water (no spigots, no sinks). No RV sites/hookups. Short drive back down Bowman Lake rd to the yuba river. Cold water but beautiful hiking and something called the emerald pools. Rucker lake rd is a dirt road! AWD recommended but not totally needed