Laid back, scenic and conveniently located -- if you and your doggo are planning an outdoor Tahoe National Forest adventure, you’d be barking mad not to consider staying at Lower Little Truckee Campground! The campground is located a ten-minute drive away from the charming mountain town of Truckee and just thirty minutes away from Lake Tahoe. You and your pooch will need to "ruff" it a little bit -- you won’t find any showers, electricity or RV hookups -- but Lower Little Truckee itself is a seriously pretty place. Perched on the side of the Little Truckee River, the campground is well shaded by pines and juniper trees, and several sites have lakeside views. And at an elevation of over six thousand feet, you and your buddy should have no trouble keeping cool even in the height of summer!
The US Forest Service has designated the fourteen-site Lower Little Truckee as a "light" usage campground, but as always, it’s still best to make a reservation early. Unfortunately, there aren’t any accessible sites.
You and your buddy certainly won’t be bored during your stay! If casting a line is your idea of a good time, you’ll be glad to know that the Little Truckee River is something of a hotspot for trout fishing. Hound-dog hikers can have a pawesome time on several trails nearby, particularly around Stampede Reservoir, just twenty-three minutes from camp. And of course, all the recreational opportunities of Lake Tahoe are just a short drive away! Head on down to Truckee and you and your pupper can take a ride on the Northstar cable car, which allows passage to leashed pooches.
Wifi isn’t available at Lower Little Truckee, and cellular coverage varies from network to network. Campfires are permitted in designated rings, but fire regulations can change with the weather. Drinking water is available on-site. Remember to bring waste bags for your pup, and have a furrific trip!