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Description - In the Jackson Meadow Reservoir area there is a Forest Service Work Center on the southwest side, with a self-guided nature tour. Jackson Point Campground provides a campground accessible by boat only, while Pass Creek Campground and Fir Top Campground are accessible by car.

Attractions - Picnicking is available at the Woodcamp Picnic site and the Aspen Picnic site. Group camping is available at the Silver Tip Group Camp.

Recreation - Activities in Jackson Meadow Reservoir include boating, fishing, swimming, camping, picnicking, group camping, and viewing scenery.

Climate - The Tahoe generally experiences warm, dry summers and cold, wet winters. Weather can change rapidly during all seasons of the year. Elevation plays a major role in temperature and precipitation. This precipitation falls mainly from October through April. At higher elevations, it comes mostly in the form of snow. A snow pack from 5-10 feet or more is usually present from December to May at elevations above 6,500 feet. Winter temperatures below zero and summer temperatures above 100 degrees indicate the normal seasonal spread. Clouds can build up during the summer to produce spectacular thunderstorm activity. It is wise to pack for any season with clothing that can be "layered", ready to peel off or add on as the thermometer dictates. Always include some kind of rain gear.

Location - Jackson Meadow Reservoir is located 17 miles north of Truckee on Hwy. #89 and 16 miles west on Forest Road #7. A secondary access is by way of the Bowman Lake Road off Hwy. #20.

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Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: There is good fishing at Jackson Meadows and many other surrounding smaller lakes within a 5 mile radius, it is beautiful country if I can help with any questions on the area, please contact Chris Wharton at Chris@out4trout.com I would be happy to give any info I can.

Filed By: thomas frisbie (pacheco, CA)
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: fishing was really bad for week of august 3rd of 2010.caught 3 fish on 4 bites in 6 days. the weather was awesome not a cloud in the sky the sun was very bright and warm.dfg did not plant at all this year only fish in lake has been there for at least a year.but the camping was great and i would recomend it to anybody and everybody.this is one beautiful lake to take thefamily or to just relax

Filed By: eric gregorich (olympic valley, CA)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: beautiful day Sunday and Monday nobody around, and great fishing.reservoir is very high.

Filed By: Jay (Fremont, Ca)
Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Very beautiful country! Excellent fishing. Lake is stocked with nice size trout. Make sure you bring your own food/bait/tackle. Nearest town(Truckee) is a 1 hour drive. Our family stayed at Woodcamp Campsite for a week. They have several other campsites around the lake area. Most have flush toilets, no electricity. The camp host at our site was great! Reservations are recommended.

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Additional Information:
California Lakes and Reservoirs - The lakes and reservoirs described here range from huge reservoirs to small mountain lakes. The lakes are often part of large recreation areas, National Forests or State Parks.
Sierraville Ranger District - The Sierraville Ranger District encompasses the northeastern portion of the Tahoe National Forest. This District is located around the small towns of Randolph and Loyalton.


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