North Fork Campground

North Fork of the American River

Lake Tahoe + Northern Sierra, California

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  • Campsites are mostly shaded by the forest canopy.- North Fork Campground
  • Typical campsite in North Fork Campground.- North Fork Campground
  • North Fork Campground.- North Fork Campground
  • The North Fork of the North Fork of the American River.- North Fork Campground
  • A great swimming hole is situated nearby, just downstream from the campground.- North Fork Campground
  • North Fork Falls.- North Fork Campground
  • Taking the leap at North Fork Falls.- North Fork Campground
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Pros: 
Nearby swimming hole. Small, cozy campground.
Cons: 
None.
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Region:
Lake Tahoe + Northern Sierra, CA
Managed by: 
Forest Service
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Summer, Fall
Reservation phone number: 
877-444-6777
Reservations possible: 
Yes
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Located at 4,400 feet on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada, North Fork Campground is a cozy camping option in California’s Gold Country. The campground lies on the bank of the North Fork of the North Fork of the American River under a forest canopy of cedar, pine and fir trees.

Open seasonally from June through October, North Fork Campground can fill up with visitors looking to escape summer’s heat; reservations are recommended on weekends and holidays. The shaded campground offers a pleasant respite from the heat, and it is home to a fantastic swimming hole located at North Fork Falls, just a short hike away. The swimming hole is accessed by a quarter-mile trail that begins near site 10.

In addition to swimming and hiking options, the river is known to have decent fishing for pan-sized rainbow trout.

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