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. After a heavy winter snow fall, road conditions are unpredictable.

Yield traffic signWatch for oncoming vehicles. Vehicles that are uphill have the right of way.

Please drive carefully and slowly. 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 either on Hampshire Rocks Road on the north side of I-80 or behind the Chevron gas station on the south side of I-80. For details, see Camp Check-in.

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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