backpack and camping gear in front of the tent


Nevada County offers endless camping possibilities! Forests occupy 330,603 acres (83%) of the land area in Nevada County.


At Skillman Horse Campground, you and your trusty steed can “cowboy camp” under the stars and boughs.

Book a beautiful RV site or cabin at Coachland RV Resort

In Truckee, there are great camping areas along the Truckee River such as Granite Flat. There is also ample camping near Stampede and Boca Reservoirs

There are some great campsites close to the Yuba River, including Indian Springs

Resources is the USFS website for finding and booking campsites. Remember to book early as popular campsites fill up fast.

Hipcamp is a great way to find a variety of camping options in Nevada County.

Think smart! Learn about outdoor safety and ethics so you can be prepared for any adventure.

Make sure you’re up to date on all the safety permits you’ll need for your camping excursion. You can find tips on fire safety, wood cutting, recreation passes, and more!

Endless Camping Opportunities to Live on the Land

You can rough it in gorgeous, rustic tent campsites like River Rest Resort. Wake up on the banks of the Yuba river, then make your stovetop breakfast and coffee where you can play all day. At night, let the babbling river lull you to sleep. 

So what’s the download? Camping in Nevada County can be divided into three (3) options: Public Lands, Commercial, and Private. Below is a quick guide to get you oriented for your trip planning, or site selection now that you are scrolling on your phone looking for resources:

Public State Parks – Malakoff Diggins Area 530-265-2740Reservations may be required 
Public United States Forest Service Tahoe National Park 530-265-4531 (Nevada City) 530-587-3558 (Truckee) Reservations can be made by calling 877-444-6777
Public Bureau of Land Management (Mother Lode Field) 916-941-3101 (Field Office is in El Dorado) Permits Required and Reservation and information can be found at
Public Nevada Irrigation District Camping 530-273-6185Camping is allowed only in designated areas
Commercial Inn Town Campground 530-265-9900Check out the website for reservations
Private HipCamp Online Tool Think AirBnB for Camping; Certain restrictions may apply per local ordinance 

Afraid of dirt? Enjoy immaculate glamping and yurt sites with convenient stores, pools, and year-round access. Tall, looming pines and cedars surround sites like Inn Town Campground so you can connect with nature comfortably. At Skillman Horse Campground, you and your trusty steed can “cowboy camp” under the stars and boughs. Complete with corrals, hitching posts, and horse troughs.