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Description - The Nevada Ranger District offers 12 campgrounds including North Fork Campground and Hampshire Rocks. Picnicking is available at Bear Valley and group camping is available at Tunnel Mills. Hiking, biking and horseback riding is available on the Loch Leven Lakes Trail as well as many others. Fishing is available in over 16 lakes including Salmon, Fuller and Rucker Lakes. A portion of the Yuba Donner National Scenic Byway leads through the District.

Recreation - The Nevada City Ranger District offers camping, hiking, biking, fishing, mountain biking and horseback riding as just a few of the activities available in the area.

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 - The Nevada Ranger District encompasses the west-central portion of the Tahoe National Forest. The District is just east of Nevada City. I-80, west of Donner Summit, runs through the middle of the District.

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Nevada City Ranger District, 631 Coyote St , Nevada City, CA, 95959, Phone: 530-265-4531, TTY: 530-478-6118


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