Tucked away on the banks of the North Fork of the American River in a remote corner of the Tahoe National Forest, North Fork Campground is a paw-fect vacation spot for pups and people looking to get away from it all! The sites are a little primitive -- you won’t find any showers or RV hookups -- but if you and your buddy are willing to "ruff" it a bit, you can reap the benefit of waterfront views, sites shaded by pine and sweet-smelling cedar, and proximity to all kinds of outdoor recreation options. Although the seventeen-site campground is far from the hustle and bustle of modern civilization, it does get quite busy during high season, so it’s best to make your reservation early, particularly if you’ll need to stay at one of North Fork’s accessible sites.
North Fork Campground has its own swimming hole, and you and your pooch are free to take a dip! If you enjoy angling, you’ll be glad to know that this section of the American River (though more of a stream, in truth) is something of a hotspot for trout fishing, and you can cook your catch at one of the grills provided with every campsite. Hound-dog hikers should find plenty to entertain them -- the area around Emigrant Gap boasts a trail for each and every ability, and the gorgeous routes along the North Fork American Wild and Scenic River Canyon are just a bone’s throw away (and yes, they are wild and scenic).
Wifi isn’t available at North Fork, and cellular coverage varies from network to network, so check with your provider before you go if you’ll need to stay contactable during your trip. Campfires are allowed, but like in most natural areas of California, fire regulations can change with the weather. You’ll also find drinking water, as well as trash collection, on-site. Remember to bring waste bags for your buddy, and have a pawesome time!