Camping & Campgrounds

Nevada City stands at the gateway to Tahoe National Forest which offers numerous camping and backpacking opportunities. Campers wishing to stay close to town should check with the Nevada County Fairgrounds, Scotts Flat Lake or Rollins Lake. Fishing abounds in the Nevada City area. Anglers still reel in big brown trout from Deer Creek in downtown Nevada City. Good fishing is found at Scotts Flat, Rollins, along local rivers and in the mountain areas east of town.

Scotts Flat Lake
Located off Highway 20 east of Nevada City, Scotts Flat (elev. 3100 ft.) offers a beaufitul setting amid thickly forested mountains.  The 850-acre lake has a 7.5-mile shoreline with nearly 200 camp sites, two boat launch areas and a marina.  Camping, picnicking, boating, fishing, swimming, water skiing, sailing, hiking, biking.

23333 Scotts Flat Road
Nevada City, CA 95959
Reservations:  (530) 265-5302
Marina:  (530) 265-0413.

Rollins Lake Resorts
Located off Highway 174 between Grass Valley and Colfax, Rollins Lake (elev. 2100 ft.) has a 900-acre surface area and 26-mile shoreline.  Rollins offers great camping, fishing, boating and a variety of water sports.  Campers may choose among more than 250 camp sites at four separate campgrounds on the shores of both Nevada and Placer counties.

Orchard Springs Campground
Located off Orchard Springs Road on the west shore of Rollins, Orchard Springs features a bar and grill, boat launch, group barbecue area and 60 camp sites nestled in the pines and cedars, with with18 full hookups.

P.O. Box 270
Colfax, CA 95713
(530) 346-2212
email:  orchard@gv.net.

Greenhorn Park Campground
Located off Greenhorn Road on the north shore of Rollins.  Greenhorn offers fishing, water sports, , boat launch, large swimming beach, store, arcade, 84 camp sites.

1500 Greenhorn Access Road
Grass Valley, CA 95945
Reservations:  (530) 272-6100
Store:  (530) 272-4038

Long Ravine Campground
Located off Rollins Lake Road on Rollins’ south shore, Long Ravine has 58 pine and oak-studded camp sites, restaurant, store, marina, boat launch.

P.O. Box 60
Colfax, CA 95713
(530) 346-6166
email:  longravine@jps.net

Peninsula Campground
Located off You Bet Road on Rollins central peninsula, the Peninsula Campground features shaded lakeside and wooded camp sites with spacious lake views.  Fishing, water sports, boat launch, swimming beach.  78 sites

21597 You Bet Road (P.O. Box 344
Chicago Park, CA 95712
(530) 477-9413
email: info@penresort.com.

Harmony Ridge Resort
90 full hook-up sites, club houses, pool & spa, wi-fi internet, kitchen, and
other amenities. Reservations required. 3 miles from downtown Nevada
City.

10492 Harmony Ridge Road
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 265-9313 or (800) 273-0556
Reservations: (800) 273-0556
email: info@harmonyridgeresort.com
www.harmonyridgeresort.com

Nevada County Fairgrounds
Located on the western edge of Grass Valley, just minutes from downtown shops and restaurants, “California’s Most Beautiful Fairgounds” offers 95 RV/Trailer sites under the pines, 15 with full hookups, 80 with water and electric.  Pets welcome.

11228 McCourtney Road
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 273-6217

Tahoe National Forest
Nevada City is the gateway to the Tahoe National Forest where the U.S. Forest Service offers wide-ranging  opportunities in more than 100 camp and picnic grounds.

For information on camping in the Nevada City area, contact the Nevada City Ranger District at (530) 265-4531, for Downieville and Sierra County camping, check with the North Yuba Ranger District at (530) 2883231, for Truckee/Tahoe area camping, call the Truckee Ranger District at (530) 587-3558.

Most Forest Service campgrounds are available on a first come, first served basis.  Some of the most popular sites can be reserved through ReserveUSA at (877) 444-6777 or www.reserveusa.com.

Little Town of Washington
Located on the banks of the South Yuba River, Washington is 16 miles from Nevada City, via eastbound Highway 20 and Washington Road.

Gene’s Pine Aire Campground
(530 265-2832

River Rest Resort/Campground
(530) 265-4306
www.riverrestresort.com

Englebright Lake
Located off Highway 20 and Mooney Flat Road about 20 miles west of Nevada City, Englebright offers boat-in-only camping.  Swimming, boating, fishing, water skiing.  100 camp sites, water, showers.

P.O Box 6
Smartville, CA
(530) 639-2272

Bullards Bar Reservoir
Located off of Highway 49 about 20 miles north of Nevada City, Bullards Bar (elev. 2000 ft.) offers a large 4700-acre surface with a 56-mile shoreline.  Vehicle and boat access camping, marina, houseboat rental, fishing, water skiing, water sports.

P.O. Box 1954
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 692-3200
www.bullardsbar.com.