Tory B.

Truckee, CA

Joined May 2017

First to Review
Great small campground right on the river

Campground is setup in a loop. Pay at the post upon entry - fill out the reservation envelope and put your nightly fee into the envelope.

There are spots for tent camping and even or truck spots with a larger parking space.

This is a seasonal campground and will be closed during the winter months.

Great first come first serve sites

This campground covers the south east side of rock creek lake. There is a general store on rock creek road right before you make the turn onto Rock Creek Campground Road.

There are no reservations available for these sites but if you arrive in time, it is an awesome campground.

There is access to several trailheads within the campground and a trail that leads to mosquito flats if you’re up for a longer hike.

Cool Area

Little pricy but the campground is well maintained.

The bathrooms are maintained and there are plenty of them in the campground. Fresh water spigots at each site. Fire pits with grill grates. Seems like the sites in the middle of the campground are larger than the ones on the perimeter.

Group sites in the back of the campground with a little hike in from the cars.

Easy beach access.

Beach front camping

One of the most beautiful campsites I've been to.

Easiest way to get there is via Two Harbors then either hike into the site or hire a shuttle for a ride. No onsite store, so you'll need to pack in everything you need.

If arriving by boat - There is a anchorage in little harbor but it can be tricky if not set correctly. Make sure you set a bow and stern to prevent swinging into the rocks. Consult the local chart for soundings and beta for anchor line length.

Firepit - fire wood available for delivery just check with ranger, Outdoor Shower and bathroom.

Great Group sites

Group site with 20 people. Close to the trailheads and bike trails.

Large area with plenty of room for everyone to spread out. Each site come with the the filling amenities:

-Large Pavilion - solar powered night light

-Plenty of picnic tables

-Trash and Recycling bins

-Fire Pit

-Running water

-Amazing Bathrooms - SERIOUSLY AWESOME!

Awesome Group sites

I make several trips out here each year and can't say enough good things. The group sites are large and have nice big pavilions at each site with picnic tables and fire pits.

Each site has walkways leading to platforms for setting up a number of tents.

This area Is notorious for having moderate to high winds so be ready to stake out all corners including the vestibules. Winds here are predominantly out of the east but can switch out of the west overnight. BE LIBERAL WITH TENT STAKES!

Each site has running water, trash bins and a pit toilet.

Close proximity to Red Rock Canyon, Hiking Trails and Climbing Routes.

Beautiful Sites

Plenty of bathrooms within walking distance. Freshwater available at spigots but check with camp host of it's turned on.

showers and laundry located at campground entrance . You can also purchase ice here during buisness hours.

3 Day trip in October. The temps dropped into the teens so be ready for some cold temps at the rim of the canyon.

5 people - 2 two man and 1 one man tents. Plenty of room but be careful not to camp outside your sites boundry as they're not clearly sectioned between sites.

Loads of elk walking through the campsite!

Awesome Group site

New Years excursion.

Reserved this site for 50 people and it did not disappoint. Be sure to pack as many people into cars as possible. Not too many parking spaces on site…

Nice space with plenty of flat areas to setup tents.

large fire pit and plenty of rocks to scramble up. No bolted routes in this spot but there are areas to climb near by.

beware of the wash running through the site. If you're anticipating rain, set up camp on the higher ground.

No showers but there are out toilets on site.

Great Basecamp

Great for year round camping. Easy walk to many of the valley climbs and trail heads. Close walk to Happly Isles and Curry Village.

Most recently spent a week here for a climbing trip but I've stayed here during the winter as well.

Bathrooms are clean and there is a designated dish washing sink in the bathroom area. Showers located at Curry Village.

Be sure to use the Bear box in your site and keep it closed at all times. I've heard stories about people simply walking back to the car and a bear getting into the box within a minute.