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Location and Accessibility

Logger Campground is located in the Tahoe National Forest which spans across the valleys, mountains, and lakes near the Sierra Nevada in California. This family-friendly campground is situated near the shores of Stampede Reservoir, a popular site for fishing and boating activities.

  • Address: To access Logger Campground, most visitors will use the directions to the Stampede Reservoir which is accessible from Truckee, California, by taking Highway 89 north and then turning onto Stampede Dam Road.

  • GPS Information: It’s always prudent to have the GPS coordinates handy, especially in a forested area where cellular signals may be unreliable. The exact coordinates for Logger Campground can usually be found on forest service websites or maps.

Facilities and Amenities

  • Campsites: Logger Campground facilities typically include campsite areas that can accommodate tents and RVs. Each site generally includes basics like a picnic table, fire ring, and grill.

  • Restrooms: Vault toilets are commonly found in campgrounds within national forests, and Logger Campground is likely to have such facilities.

  • Water Access: Drinking water is an essential need for campers. Check if the campground provides potable water access points. Occasionally, water access might be centralized, meaning you may need to carry water to your site.

  • Trash: Trash receptacles are usually provided, but depending on the location and management policies, you might be required to pack out what you pack in, so come prepared with trash bags.


Logger Campground's proximity to Stampede Reservoir provides numerous recreational opportunities:

  • Boating and Fishing: The reservoir is known for boating activities and is stocked with fish like trout and kokanee salmon, making it a desirable spot for anglers.

  • Hiking: There are multiple trails in the Tahoe National Forest suitable for various skill levels and offer scenic views.

  • Wildlife Viewing: The area is rich in wildlife, and there's a chance to observe animals in their natural habitat, though always from a safe and respectful distance.

  • Water Sports: Besides fishing, visitors can enjoy kayaking, canoeing, swimming, and other water sports on the reservoir.

Reservation and Usage

  • Season: Many national forest campgrounds are seasonal, with operations depending on weather conditions. The campground is typically open from spring through fall, but it's best to check current conditions and availability beforehand.

  • Fees: There's usually a nightly fee for camping that varies depending on the amenities at the site. Additional fees might be charged for extra vehicles.

  • Reservations: Some sites at Logger Campground may be first-come, first-served, but others might need reservations. The reservation system is often accessible online through a booking service like Recreation.gov.

  • Stay Limits: National forests often have stay limits to prevent individual users from monopolizing public spaces. Be sure to verify the maximum number of nights you're allowed to camp.

Regulations and Safety

  • Fire Safety: Observe fire restrictions which can vary with conditions. Get a campfire permit if required and only use designated fire areas for campfires.

  • Wildlife Precautions: Secure your food and scented items to avoid attracting bears and other wildlife.

  • Pets: If pets are permitted, they typically must be leashed and under physical control at all times.

  • Quiet Hours: Respect quiet hours, which are usually in place to ensure all guests have a pleasant experience.

  • Leave No Trace: Practice Leave No Trace ethics by preserving the natural environment and minimizing your impact.

Preparation Tips

  • Weather-Ready Gear: The high elevation climate in Tahoe National Forest can lead to unpredictable weather. Pack accordingly with clothing that can be layered and supplies that can withstand sudden changes.

  • Essential Supplies: Aside from your standard camping gear, ensure you bring sun protection, bug repellent, a first-aid kit, and enough food and water.

  • Checking In: It's often required to check in with the campground host upon arrival. They can provide you with the latest information about the campground and surrounding areas.

  • Emergency Information: Familiarize yourself with the local emergency contact numbers and the nearest hospital or urgent care facility.

Local Highlights

  • Scenic Surroundings: Explore the surrounding areas, which are rich with alpine lakes, granite peaks, and thick forests offering a myriad of natural sights.

  • Nearby Attractions: Donner Memorial State Park and Museum, historic Truckee, and the shores of Lake Tahoe are within driving distance offering further exploration opportunities.

Remember to confirm the latest information before you head out, as conditions and regulations can change. Enjoy your camping trip at Logger Campground in the beauty of Tahoe National Forest!

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