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Salmon Creek Campground Tahoe National Forest California

Salmon Creek Overview

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Salmon Creek Campground has 31 campsites and is located next to the creek set among lodgepole and cedar trees in the Tahoe National Forest. Most of the 31 campsites are good for tents, but there are a handful large enough for small RVs and trailers (22, 24, 26 and 27). Campsites 19, 20 and 21 are walk in tent sites. Each campsite also has a table, fire ring/grill and food storage locker.  You can also purchase firewood from the camp host.

Salmon Creek is nearby and offers some nice fishing.   The campground is popular so make your reservations early! It is usually open mid-May to early-October.

Salmon Creek – Area Recreation

Outdoor recreation in the area includes hiking, hunting, fishing, canoeing, gold panning, OHV riding, horseback riding, picnicking, backpacking and mountain biking. There’s also some nice opportunities to view wildlife here.

Other campgrounds in the area include Chapman Creek, Lakes Basin, Sardine Lake, Yuba Pass and Wild Plum.

Make a Reservation for Salmon Creek

  • BBQ Grills
  • Campground Host
  • Campsite Tables
  • Drinking Water
  • Equestrian trail
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Golden Age & Access Passports accepted
  • Grills
  • Iron Ranger
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms (Vault Toilets)
  • Backpacking
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Canoeing
  • Creek
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback riding
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • OHVing
  • OTV Trails/Riding
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Prospecting
  • Stargazing
  • Walking Trails
  • Wilderness Area
  • Wildlife Viewing
Gold Lake Highway
Calpine, California 96124
530 265-4531
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Best Campsites

10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 17, 22, 24,30

Campsite Types
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer

Mid May – early October



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Salmon Creek Comments & Reviews

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4 Comments on “Salmon Creek”

  1. Andrés Rodríguez García says:

    How much it costs per night?

    • Hi Andres,
      Salmon Creek campsites are $24 per night. You can click on the ‘Make A Reservation’ button to check availability, pricing and make a reservation.

  2. Jennifer Richardson says:

    Is there Verizon cell service there?

    • Hi Jennifer,
      Not sure if Verizon has cell phone service at Salmon Creek campground. It does have coverage/service along Highway 49, but just not sure if it reaches Salmon Creek campground.

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