Boca Rest Campground lies on the northeast shore of the Boca Reservoir, that spans over 900 acres in the Tahoe National Forest. It is near where the reservoir touches the Little Truckee River. Just 15 minutes from Truckee, California, the area is popular for boating, fishing, swimming, water skiing, and hiking.
The dog-friendly, no-hookup campground has many open areas peppered with sagebrush. You can also see some pines scattered through the site, providing some shade. To the reservoir’s southwest, you can see a boat ramp; it is sometimes closed when water levels are low. The Little Truckee River near the campground offers the best catch and release fly-fishing in North California. You can also find trails for biking and horseback riding in the surrounding areas.
There are 2 loops, North and South, with many single-family sites, some of them right on the waterfront. They have reasonable space between them. Just remember to keep your doggo under control so as not to disturb others. The sites come with a campfire ring and picnic tables. Drinking water and vault toilets are also provided. If you need any supplies, the closest store is on Hirschdale Road.
The camp road is dirt and gravel and in some areas, it can be a bit tight. Every site offers incredible views of the reservoir, which is surrounded by the pristine and beautiful Tahoe National Forest. Even if you visit in June, you can see the majestic snowcapped mountains in the distance. Remember to clean up after your canine family member to maintain cleanliness in the area.
The Stampede Reservoir is 9 miles to the north, while Lake Tahoe is just 25 minutes away, offering superb fishing, kayaking, and boating as well as hiking and scenic driving opportunities. Moreover, it also has some excellent dining, lodging and shopping options. So what may start as a simple camping weekend with Fido may lead to a longer getaway.