Stampede Reservoir Campout

In Mid June, Ben, Charlie and I went to try out camping at Stampede lake.  This is near Truckee and not as far to drive as Jackson Meadows but I had never camped here before.  It is a huge campground with over 250 spaces.  I was lucky to find one, site # 236 in the far west loop, and it was a gem.  Nice path to the lake, decent spacing between campsites, level, near bathroom and water.  I took the jeep and was able to check out some great 4wdr roads.  Even got to the top of the Sierra ridge and could see all the way to Reno.

I was only there three nights and by thursday more people started coming in, became noisy.  Best time is mid week or off season, after labor day.  Here are some photos.

Author: Geoff

Quick rundown: Grew up in Lombard, Illinois, went to Arizona State University, worked as a CPA with Arthur Andersen & Co, then Laventhal and Horwath, then Rolling Stones, then Heron International, then Goodby Berlin and Silverstein in San Francisco. Moved to the foothills in 1990 and traded futures and designed websites. Married to Kate Stewart, now living in Colfax, CA. We have six grandchildren. I enjoy camping in our RV, hiking, kayaking, fishing, droning and cross country skiing Also conga drumming, photography and dogs.