Open Year-round
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Reservations possible?
Yes
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
No
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Boca Spring Campground is a more secluded and more tent-friendly alternative to the much more popular Boca Rest Campground located at the edge of Boca Reservoir.

Boca Spring, on the other hand, is accessible only by a rough mile-long gravel road that climbs away from the shadless reservoir area and up to a shady grove at the edge of a meadow created by the constantly-flowing Boca Spring, a freshwater spring that is also a popular source of drinking water. (Ironically, the water available in the single spigot at the campground was found in 2016 to be unfit for drinking.) The road to the campground is passable by all vehicles, though the large rocks in the road may mean that smaller passenger cars will want to drive slowly. Any vehicle larger than a medium-size RV will have a very hard time accessing the campground.

Boca Spring Campground has 16 campsites, including one large group site. One of these sites is also not available for reservation and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Campsites each sit amidst the trees, which provide a small bit of seclusion from neighboring sites. 

Campsites have a wooden picnic table and a firepit with grill. One building containing two vault toilets serves the campground. A camp host is also available.

Due to snowy conditions in the Sierra, Boca Spring is open from May until mid-October each year, though additional closures are possible due to snowfall.

A camping limit of 14 days applies to the site. This campground is also an access point for horses and off-highway vehicles to the network of trails climbing around Boca Ridge and Verdi Peak.

For visitors wanting slightly more seclusion, a good option would be to turn left after the entrance to access either of the two sites past the group campground if there are no groups present.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Freshwater spring. Scenic location.

Cons

Seasonal closures. Rough road required to access the campground.

Pets allowed

Allowed with Restrictions

Managed by

Forest Service

Reservation phone number

1 (877) 444-6777

Features

Vault toilet
Horseback riding

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Lake Tahoe + Northern Sierra, California
Lake Tahoe + Northern Sierra, California

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Lake Tahoe + Northern Sierra, California
Lake Tahoe + Northern Sierra, California

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