Western
Snowflower
 California

41776 Yuba Gap Dr.
Emigrant Gap, CA 95715

Ranger Station: (530) 389-8241

Address above is not to be used for mail delivery to members.
Please have mail sent to:
General Delivery, Emigrant Gap, CA 95715.

This beautiful, wooded camping preserve with a 23-acre lake offers sandy beaches, swimming, trout fishing, and boating in the summer. Cross-country skiing and sledding are available in the winter.

Accommodations

Campsites: 158 power/water. Rentals: 4 cabins, 8 trailers (June through September only), 3 deluxe hostel rooms, 2 standard hostel rooms, chalet. Call to book hostel rooms or the chalet.

Member Amenities

Basketball court, beach, boat dock, canoes, country store, cross-country skiing, family center, fishing, heated swimming pool, horseshoe pits, lake, laundry facilities, nature trails, paddleboats, playground, sledding, volleyball court, Wi-Fi access.

Points of Interest

  • High Sierra surrounds the preserve Andesite Ridge, Red Mountain, Castle Peak, 15 miles
  • Ski Museum, 15 miles
  • Donner Lake, 25 miles
  • Donner Museum of Local History, 25 miles
  • Firehouse Museum, 30 miles
  • Nevada County Historical Mining Museum, 35 miles
  • Lake Tahoe, 40 miles
  • Tahoe National Forest

Directions

GPS Coordinates: N 39° 19' 6.69" W 120° 36' 9.10"; elevation is 5739 feet.

I-80 east from Sacramento: Take Yuba Gap exit, 30 miles east of Colfax. Turn right, follow the road to the “Y” and stay left. Follow signs to Snowflower gate, approximately 1 mile from freeway.

I-80 west from Reno: Take Yuba Gap Exit, 30 miles west of Truckee. Turn left, follow the road to the “Y” and stay left. Follow signs to Snowflower gate, approximately 1 mile from freeway.

Hwy. 20 north from Nevada City: Take I- 80 west (Sacramento) and take first Yuba Gap exit. Turn left, follow the road to the “Y” and stay left. Follow signs to Snowflower gate, approximately 1 mile from freeway.

ATTENTION: Directions to Snowflower found on most mapping programs send you to Emigrant Gap. DO NOT EXIT FREEWAY AT EMIGRANT GAP. THERE IS NO TURNAROUND. EXIT YUBA GAP INSTEAD. Call the Ranger Station if you need assistance with directions.