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Dark Day Campground Tahoe National Forest California

Dark Day Overview

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Dark Day Campground has 10 (walk-to/tent-only) campsites and is located overlooking the New Bullards Bar Reservoir.

Campsites are tent-only and it’s about a 100 foot walk from the parking area to the campsites. Up to 6 people can camp in a site. Each campsite also has a table, food storage locker (bear box), fire ring and grate. Campsites 1, 2 and 3 are double sites (up to 12 people), and campsite #4 ┬áis a triple site (up to 18 people). The maximum vehicle length in the parking areas arrange from 29 feet to 44 feet.

The campground is generally open from mid-April to mid-October. Amenities include potable (drinking) water, vault toilets and trash collection. Cell service is also good. A boat ramp, marina and supplies are available at the marina near Camptonville.

Area Recreation & Activities

Outdoor recreation in the area includes hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, boating, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, swimming, water sports, picnicking and wildlife viewing. A boat ramp is also located near the campground.

Other campgrounds in the area include Fiddle Creek, Schoolhouse and Hornswoggle Group. Garden Point (Boat-In) Campground is also across the lake.

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  • Boat Launch/Ramp
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campsite Tables
  • Cell Service - Good
  • Drinking Water
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Golden Age & Access Passports accepted
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Overflow Parking
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Recycling Center
  • Restrooms (Vault Toilets)
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Kayaking
  • Lake
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Paddle boarding (SUP)
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Reservoir
  • Sailing
  • Stargazing
  • Swimming
  • Walking Trails
  • Water Sports
  • Wildlife Viewing
Dark Day Road
Camptonville, California 95922
530 478-6253
Lat / Long:

39.42937, -121.10794

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Campsite Types
  • Tent
  • Walk-To
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Campsite Vehicle Size:

29 to 44 feet.


Mid April – Mid October



Dark Day Photos & Video

Dark Day - New Bullards Bar Reservoir Scenic
Dark Day - New Bullards Bar Reservoir View
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