7 Parks near Truckee, California
Jul 2014 - $9.00
No showers available; toilets occasionally smelly. The sites were huge and beautiful so we ignored any other inconveniences! The small lake is catch and release only. We were looking forward to kayaking in the lake, but after one day the lake had to be closed due to algae. We lucked into a fantastic, free air show next door at the airport. Yeah, we'd go back again! We love airplanes, gliders and airports, so we did not notice the occasional noise. Also, glider port next door. - floridagayle
Jul 2008 - $16.00
Martis Creek Lake Campground is how everyone refers to this park, although the official name is Alpine Meadows. Campground is run by the Army Corps of Engineers. There are no hookups, but each site is spacious, with a fire pit, barbecue, picnic table and iron hook to hang a lantern. Most sites are at least partially shaded by pines. Campground is available only on a first-come, first-served basis; no reservations. Lots of space available during the week; fairly full on the weekend. Ranger hosts Sat. evening presentations in the amphitheater. Location on highway 267 is convenient to town (about 4 miles)and proximate to lots of hiking and biking. Loads of off-leash room for dogs to run and splash in the lake. Our dogs thought they died and went to heaven! About 1 1/2 miles off the highway, so no traffic noise. Sites are described as limited to 30 ft., but we were able to camp here in a 40 ft. motorhome. - PeeweeRV
Aug 2015 - $48.00
We visited for the first time in August 2015. The price was a little higher than we usually pay, but we wanted to check out the park for our camping group. The rate we paid reflects a Good Sam 10% discount.
We're in a 40 foot motorhome with a pickup truck tow vehicle. We requested, and got, a 50 amp sight. We were guided to our site and had assistance in making our rig and truck fit, and still be able to reach the hookups.
The row we were in is a buddy row. Our door opened to the door of the rv next to us, (as opposed to our door opening to our next door neighbor's sewer connection.) We each had a picnic table and a section of lawn. If you were traveling with a club or another rv, this is an ideal layout.
The park is beautiful - clean, flowers, landscaping, bird feeders all over. Security/maintenance patrolled constantly. (Quietly)
The only down side for us, and it was slight, was that the asphalt site was uneven. We had an interesting time leveling, but were successful. But knowing that the pine tree roots are disrupting the smooth surface of the asphalt, we'd bring blocks next time. Easy fix. The park is worth it.
It's very close to downtown Truckee. Easy drive. I will say that I think that Truckee got a deal on roundabouts! They're everywhere! We had no trouble with them, even at our length. But they're just kind of a pain in general.
Nice forest areas to walk our dog. The park was quiet and welcoming. The lady in the office was really nice on arrival. We asked if we could extend our leaving time an hour because we were so close to our next park and couldn't arrive early. They were still nice and very accommodating, made it easy.
We would definitely camp here again. When you make reservations make sure to request a 50 amp site, if that's what you need. The park also has 20 amp sites. - pinenut
Jun 2015 - $48.00
Very nice park in the big trees. Convenient to I-80 but not too close to hear it. Close to town. - billj15
Jun 2015 - $49.00
Due to a problem with our tow dolly, we checked in without reservation for 2 nights. Office staff very friendly and helpful. Assigned a decent length pull thru site for our big rig with easy to connect utilities, including cable with a huge number of channels. Setting is beautiful with lots of trees, so satellite would not connect anyway. Park is pricey even with GS but we would recommend and would stay again. - edhcook1
Jun 2009 - $26.00
Dry camping for tents or for RV under 24'. Very tight turns. Big boulders. No directional signs for one-way roads in order to back-in. Crunched up our Airstream on a boulder trying to turn around. Our fault, should have driven around again! Nice trails, lots of room around each site. Must unhitch to fit vehicle into the concrete pad, which is very wide and level. If you don't have a problem with rig size, it is a very pretty park, high in the Donner Pass area just west of Truckee off I-80. - User424
Jun 2012 - $17.00
If you don't mind dry camping, this is a great place to stay. It is reasonably priced and because so many RVer's want hook-ups, it is relatively easy to get a last minute reservation. We were able to get a reservation only a week before, which is pretty good for a weekend in June. We love the location, just a few miles from Truckee and not far from Lake Tahoe, so there is a lot of fun stuff to do within a short drive. Yet it feels like you're away from it all. We like going for short hikes with our dogs and there is a very pretty path that runs along the Truckee River. There's also a wide variety of plants and trees, which I like to photograph. The camp hosts were wonderful. We spent time talking with them each day and they were very friendly and gave us new RVer's lots of good advice. The campground has very few amenities and it would be nice to have potable water, but I would absolutely recommend this for an escape from the valley heat. - cj2012
Sep 2007 - $9.00
This is a typical National Forest camping area. Sites enjoy a view of the Truckee River and good fishing abounds there. Nice area for a couple days. No hook ups. Dump station a few miles away. We stayed in a 32 ft 5th wheel. - Mr J
Sep 2014 - $20.00
Nice park located right on the Truckee River.
Very close to the freeway so highway noise is present.
Park was very clean.
Camp Host was very cordial. - Fyrflie1
Aug 2014 - $22.00
Park is located directly on the Truckee River. About half of the sites have river access. Bathrooms are pit toilets but were very clean. Park is located very close to Highway 89 and road noise can be heard at all times of the day. No shower facilities. Camp Hosts were very friendly and helpful. - fyrflie
Aug 2010 - $19.00
This is a very nice park right on the Truckee River. There is very good river access for fishing, wading, rafting. Pads are paved and reasonably level with plenty of room for slide-outs. There is ample room between most sites. There are a few trees but shade is sporadic. There are only two negatives about this campground. There is no on-site dump station and the park is located right on highway 89 so road noise is constant, all day and night. - Arn
May 2013 - $12.00
Sites vary greatly in how level they are, and how spacious. Pretty typical of a forest campground. I chose 'no' for waterfront sites: there are many that are within walking distance but I believe none closer than 40 yards or so. Generally there is a loop open during the off season for free camping until they can move in hosts. We stayed before Memorial Day weekend and there was a ton of confusion. Most of the sites were marked reserved for the upcoming weekend (weekend before Memorial Day, we were here on a Wednesday). Decided to stay until the weekend. And then on the next day one of the camp hosts came around to remove all of the reserved signs. We were prepared to leave anyway so we did. - braindead0
Aug 2010 - $12.00
Every year we have a family reunion and stay at the Logger Campground near Stampede Lake. The hosts here are normally very friendly and helpful and keep the restrooms clean and well stocked with paper. The campsites are great. - Wild woman
Jul 2010 - $18.00
This campground is on Stampede Reservoir, just north of Truckee. It is in Tahoe National Forest. The sites are level, paved, with shade, and almost all of them have a view of the lake, and a lot of them are right on the lake. The fishing was terrific. Also able to water ski or jet ski. Very kid and pet friendly. Very quiet at night and early morning. - endofrope
Aug 2015 - $22.00
Great location near Reno, Truckee and Tahoe. The staff were all friendly and SUPERIOR. Sites range from close, 30AMP, dirt surrounded sites for monthly folks to larger, 50AMP grassy sites for more lucrative weekenders. No cable; didn't use WiFi. AT&T 4G was excellent; close to I-80; expect some road and construction noise and 30% full-timers. I enjoy casual, non-pretentious, non-"resort" parks and Truckee River RV Park fit my bill perfectly! - eWindsor
Apr 2015 - $25.00
It is a beautiful park--lots of trees, Truckee River within walking distance, and a lovely view of I-80. I didn't realize just how close to the freeway this park sits. I can tune out the noise most of the time. The sites are blacktop and narrow but there is grass and a BBQ and table at each. The camp hosts are very friendly. There is a nice store on site. The rate reflected is based on a monthly rate. - Susan C.
Nov 2014 - $35.00
Friendly staff, decent Wi-Fi. Road noise and train noise are definitely there. Bring your own fire pit. Each site has a picnic table. All in all this place is fine but no distinguishing amenities to draw us back. - longlivethebullies