nearest town: Cisco CA
part of: Tahoe National Forest
A Forest Service Campground in the North Sierras region.
Number of visits: 2
Bathroom: pit • Water: yes
At the Rainbow Road exit off I-80. On the South Yuba River.
Super nice place, even if the freeway is 200 yards away.
If you're familiar with the CA to Reno run, there's a place where I-80 crosses some beautiful rapids. This is about ½ mile downstream from that.
Every campsite has a reserved sign, but most are reserved for later in the week
So as it turns out I've got plenty of choices for a one night stand on Monday.
Site 8 has it's own beach and a great view down the river (straight into the sunset), but it's open to the big rig sites, where there are often loud barking dogs and people sitting on their asses watching you.
Great spot though.
Also, very aggressive chipmunks.
My site, #11, is 15 yards from a perfect little swimming access spot on the river.The river forms a couple of excellent swimming holes that run most of the length of the campground. Sites 11, 12, 13 all have nice river access, and it looks like the lower numbered sites towards the entrance have even better access.
It turns out the busy transcontinental train tracks are right across the river. You can hear it but you can't see it ... from my site anyway.