Wild Plum is a beautiful campground with 44 sites in the Tahoe National Forest near Sierra City, California. The campground sits on Haypress Creek on the North Yuba River, and many campsites overlook the water. Trees provide campers with plenty of shade. You'll find rocks from previous gold dredging activities on the forest floor surrounding the campground. The campground consists of three loops: one large loop with gravel roads and parking spurs, and two smaller loops with paved roads and spurs. Bring your pup along to Wild Plum, but make sure they're always on a leash and never left unattended.
Some campsites at Wild Plum are tent-only, and every site comes with a picnic table and a campfire ring. This campground is in bear country, so be sure to use the provided bear-safe food lockers. Some of the campground's other amenities include a self-pay station and drinking water, but there are no showers or hookups. Your $24 nightly camping fee includes parking for one vehicle, but you'll be subject to an additional $5 fee for a second car.
Recreational activities abound near the campground, and in addition to the North Yuba River and Haypress Creek, Wild Plum is also near the Gold Lakes Basin and Sardine Lake. These bodies of water have excellent fishing, and can also be used for boating and swimming. Several miles of trails surround the campground, including the Wild Plum Trail, whose trailhead is at the campground. This 2.1-mile loop trail is dog-friendly and easy, and it has plenty of beautiful scenery, including a few waterfalls. During your stay, you can visit the historic town of Sierra City which is just two miles from the campground. There, you'll find plenty of dining and shopping options.
Depending on the weather, the campground is usually open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Be sure to call ahead to make sure Wild Plum is open and to reserve your spot at this pawesome campground!