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CALIFORNIA CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
TAHOE NATIONAL FOREST
SADDLEBACK LOOP
FOREST ROAD 25
Dispersed and Primitive Camping

For an escape from the crowds, then
Road#25 / Saddleback Loop is perfect.

Eureka Diggings
Road#25 Eureka Diggings

Eureka Diggings
Eureka Diggings

EUREKA DIGGINGS
Eureka Diggings looks like a bizarre work
of Mother Nature, but it really the result of
hydraulic mining operations. We like this place,
even it represents complete destruction.

Eureka Diggings Information Sign
EUREKA CITY
In this area are the remains of Eureka
City. A hydraulic mining town during the
years of Lincoln's presidency, the town
polled 800 votes. The quest for gold was
so high, the main portion of town was
hydraulicked away. The rich little town
died overnight with word of a strike in
Virginia City.

Mining Claim Sign
Mining Claim

Most camps are mining claims. There are
warnings that no prospecting allowed, but
nothing about trespassing or camping.
Presume it is open to public use, just
no mineral collecting or related activities.

Lake at Eureka Diggings
Lake at Eureka Diggings

Lake at Eureka Diggings
Lake at Eureka Diggings

The lakes were created by the hydraulic
mining operations. Drainage was a major
problem and one of the reasons hydraulic
mining was banned..

OLD MILL CREEK
At milepost 20 (Road#25)
Good primitive campsites

SNOW CREEK ROAD#2518
Nice camp...

Road#35 at Cherokee Creek
Road#35 at Cherokee Creek

Road#35 at Cherokee Creek
Road#35 at Cherokee Creek

Road#35 at Cherokee Creek
Road#35 at Cherokee Creek

ROAD#35
There are some nice campsites.
Paved roads and easy access.

Road#491 Campsite
Road#491 Campsite

ROAD#491
Campsite on Road#491 about 1/4 mile.
Towards Brandy City from Cal-Ida
If you continue past this campsite, the
road gets rough. 4x4 recommended.

DEVILS POSTPILE
No photos or information at this time.

Saddleback Lookout
Saddleback Lookout

IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO KNOW
WHAT FIRE RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT
Each year is more stricter and the danger increased.
When FIRE RESTRICTIONS are in effect,
it is mandatory to have water, shovel and ax.
As an extra precaution bring a fire extinguisher
A good pair of leather gloves recommended.

Sugar Pinecones
Sugar Pine Cones

Sugar Pinecones
Sugar Pine Cones

ESTABLISHED CAMPGROUNDS
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INDIAN VALLEY CAMPGROUND
ROCKY REST CAMPGROUND
RAMSHORN CAMPGROUND

COMPLETE LIST
This is a list of all the campgrounds
in the Tahoe National Forest

Sudden mountain storm
Sudden mountain storm. The weather can be
perfect one minute... but don't take chances.

DIRECTIONS:
Hwy.49 between Downieville and
Turn on Road#490
It is 4.5 miles to Road#25

CAL-IDA 4 miles
BRANDY CITY 7 miles
MORRISTOWN RIDGE 22 miles

There is no drinking water or supplies...

Waterfall on Road#490
Waterfall on Road#490
(Near Junction of Hwy.49)

Bridge covered with signatures
Bridge covered with signatures...

There are years and years worth of
people tagging the guardrail of the
bridge. In good spirit... it's tradition.
There are 1000's of names that cover
every inch of the guardrail... why not.

Signatures on Bridge

Signatures on Bridge

Signatures on Bridge

Flowers on Road#35 at Cherokee Creek
Flowers on Road#35 at Cherokee Creek

Camped here August 19, 2006

BEAR FACTS

Also see: BOWMAN LAKE
Also see:
FORESTHILL ROAD
Also see:
LAKES BASIN
Also see:
SHASTA LAKE
Also see:
SNAG LAKE
Also see:
TRINITY LAKE

Domestic Dring Water
Now here is the problem, that big group
of people who were swimming and enjoying
the cool water on a hot day... they didn't
speak English.

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Free campgrounds and camping
CALIFORNIA CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
TAHOE NATIONAL FOREST
SADDLEBACK LOOP
FOREST ROAD 25