Camp Cole is about 2½ hours east of Sacramento, California and one hour west of Reno, Nevada on Sterling Lake Road, Nevada County, California. The GPS coordinates are 39.3514882,-120.4944603.

Driving directions to Cisco Grove

IMPORTANT: A high-clearance vehicle is recommended for the six-mile dirt road into camp. The drive takes up to 30 minutes depending on conditions. The road was graded in 2017 and is now better than some streets in San Francisco!

NOTE: Please drive carefully and slowly. Watch for oncoming vehicles. Vehicles that are uphill have the right of way. You must pull off and allow them to pass. As a courtesy, if a four wheel off-road vehicle is behind you, allow it to pass.

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Camp Check In

On the first day of camp, check-in is held behind the Chevron gas station on the south side of the Cisco Grove exit. When check-in is complete, you can drive your child to a drop off point about one mile from Camp Cole. If you don’t want to drive on a rough dirt road, please let us know.

From Cisco Grove to Camp Cole

  1. From the Cisco Grove overpass, go north—away from the gas station—and turn left on Hampshire Rocks Road. Go about 100 yards.
  2. About 200 feet before the entrance gate to the Cisco Grove Campground & Resort, turn right on a Forest Service road.
  3. Follow the US Forest Service road for six miles and the signs to Camp Cole.

Flying directions

The nearest airport with scheduled commercial flights is Reno-Tahoe International Airport, 59 miles east of Camp Cole.

Alternatively, you can also fly into Sacramento International Airport, 92 miles southwest of Camp Cole.

We are an all-volunteer organization and we are unable to offer airport transfer service. You must arrange your own transportation from Reno or Sacramento to Cisco Grove at Highway 80. If you contact us in advance, we can arrange transportation from Cisco Grove into Camp Cole.

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