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.
- 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.
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.