Big Bend Group (Yuba River) Campground


Big Bend Group Campground is located 19 miles west of Truckee, California in the Tahoe National Forest at an elevation of 5,700 feet. Visitors enjoy the area for its fishing and hiking opportunities, as well as its historic significance along the California Emigrant Trail.  This campground is operated and maintained by Forest Service staff.


Facilities

The campground offers two accessible group sites, Lincoln and Victory, which can accommodate up to 25 people and five vehicles each. Picnic tables, grills and large campfire rings are provided, as well as vault toilets and drinking water.

Nearby attractions

Donner Lake is located 15 miles east via historic Route 40/Lincoln Highway, the nation's first transcontinental highway. Many points of interest lie along Route 40, including China Wall, Rainbow Bridge, Sugar Bowl, Lake Van Norden and Ice Lakes.

Natural feaures

The campground lies along the gentle South Yuba River; just behind and across the river from the Big Bend Fire Station. Stands of pine and fir covers the area, offering pleasant shade at the group sites.

Recreation

The South Yuba River offers swimming and rainbow trout fishing. The historic California Emigrant Trail and Loch Leven Trail are located nearby. The surrounding area offers many additional hiking, biking and off-road vehicle trails.


Driving directions to Big Bend Group (Yuba River) Campground

Physical Address: From Truckee, take I-80 19 miles west to the Rainbow Road Exit. Travel west about 1.5 miles to the Big Bend Ranger Station and Visitor Center. Turn right past the Visitor Center and cross bridge. The campground is on the right. Victory is the first campsite and Lincoln is the second one at the end. Mailing Address & Phone Number displayed at the bottom on Recreation.gov is for mailing purpose, not campground.

Location and contact info

Hampshire Rocks Road, CA 95715

For campground inquires, please call:530-478-6253

Big Bend Group (Yuba River) Campground details

  • Campfire allowed
  • Checkin time: 2:00 PM
  • Checkout time: 12:00 PM
  • Max num of people: 25
  • Max num of vehicles: 5
  • Max vehicle length: 22
  • Pets allowed

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

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Delivery or Pickup

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Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the host in the same condition you recieved it.

Amenities at Big Bend Group (Yuba River) Campground

  • other

    Shade

  • supplies

    Grills/Fire ring

    Picnic tables


Activities at Big Bend Group (Yuba River) Campground

Historic & cultural site

Camping

Hiking

Information site

Water access

Fishing

Climbing

Biking

Photography

Day use area

Gold panning

Off highway vehicle trails

Swimming

Mountain biking

Star gazing

Birding


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Find the perfect RV for Big Bend Group (Yuba River) Campground

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How does check-in work?

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