Yuba Pass Campground is located in the North Yuba River area, atop Yuba Pass on Highway 49. Visitors enjoy a wide variety of recreational activities in the area, including birding, hiking, biking, hunting, and fishing. This facility is operated and maintained by the Tahoe National Forest


Facilities

The campground offers several single-family campsites. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided.

Nearby attractions

Yuba Pass Campground is located on the Yuba Donner Scenic Byway (Highway 49) near many gold rush era historical sites and scenic mountain vistas. Many points of interest lie along Highway 49 and are part of the 49 miles of Highway 49 driving tour; look for interpretive signs and other historical sites along this tour route. Gold Lakes Basin offers boating, fishing, biking, and hiking. Boating, fishing and swimming are available at nearby Sardine Lakes, about nine miles west of the campground. Sardine Lakes Resort offers boat rentals. Anglers will find rainbow and brook trout in many of the lakes, streams, and rivers throughout the basin. Over 30 miles of maintained trails for hiking, mountain biking, and motorcycle singletrack branch out across the area and the Pacific Crest Trail can be accessed at a few spots in the Lakes Basin area. The historic towns of Sierra City and Sierraville offer historic and cultural attractions, restaurants, shops, churches, and vistor information.

Natural feaures

A forest of old-growth red fir provides ample shade for campsites. A variety of wildlife make its home in the area.

Recreation

Bird watching is a favorite activity on Yuba Pass. The peaceful and scenic surroundings attract a wide variety of birds, including sandhill cranes, hermit warblers, black-backed woodpeckers, sapsuckers, calliope hummingbirds, sooty grouse, northern pygmy-owls, mountain quail, bald eagles, osprey, hawks and geese. A large network of trails is available in the area, including the Pacific Crest Trail in the Lakes Basin area.


Driving directions to Yuba Pass Campground

From Sierraville, travel south (west) on Highway 49 for 11 miles. Turn left at the entrance to the snow park and continue about a quarter-mile to the campground entrance on the right side of the road.

Location and contact info

California 49, CA 96124

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

Yuba Pass Campground details

  • Campfire allowed
  • Checkin time: 2:00 PM
  • Checkout time: 12:00 PM
  • Max num of people: 6
  • Max num of vehicles: 1
  • Max vehicle length: 45
  • Pets allowed
Camping with an RV

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

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

Amenities at Yuba Pass Campground

  • other

    Shade

  • supplies

    Fire pit

    Picnic table


Activities at Yuba Pass Campground

Camping

Hiking

Scenic drive

Wildlife viewing

Hunting

Fishing

Biking

Star gazing

Birding


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