RIVER + TRAIL CAMPS
This area offers camping for family and groups. Reservations required only on line, no phone or written reservation requests are permitted. Camping is from April 1 through October 31, the elevation is 1800 feet. A maximum of 8 per for each camp site, Max 2 vehicles, max 2 dogs (on 6′ leash). Length of stay is 7 consecutive days, with a limit of 14 days per calendar year. RV’s are allowed, but there is no guarantee space for large RV’s are available. RV & trailers over 30′ are not recommended due to a narrow and steep road conditions to the area. Fee: $10 per night, an additional vehicle $2 per night. Dog fee $1 per night, max of 2 dogs to a campsite. See the web site for family and group rates and requirements. Amenities: fishing, hiking camping, gold panning, photography, swimming rafting and tubing. 2500 Campground Rd, Colfax, CA 95713, 530.886.4000
Located on the east side of the North Fork American River, (off Iowa Hill Road), where the Colfax Iowa Hill Road crosses the river. There are 16 designated campsites with tables, firepits, and dry toilets. No drinking water is available. A narrow paved road serves the campground. There is a 14 day camping limit. Dogs are allowed on 6′ leash. Fees: $28 year-round per night. One extra vehicle allowed per campsite is $10 per night. No reservations, first come, first served.
Directions: From Hwy 80 in Colfax, exit at Canyon Way, head north on Canyon way turn right onto Iowa Hill Rd. 3 miles paved road to sites and river. 530.885.4527
RIVER TRAIL CAMPS
Permits are available for camping in some areas outside the designated campgrounds for those rafting the American River only from October 16 to June 31. River Permit camping is prohibited July 1 – October 15, due to high fire danger. Information and permits are available at the ASRA Ranger Station. 501 El Dorado St., (Hwy 49 So), Auburn, CA 95603, 530.885.4527
Contains five primitive campsites that are located on the north side of the river on the Placer County side. (Drivers Flat Rd off Foresthill Rd.) Toilets and trash cans are provided. No drinking water is available. The campground is at the end of a 2.5 mile gravel/dirt road. Vehicles with high clearance are strongly recommended. The road can be closed during inclement weather. Dogs are allowed on 6′ leash.. Fees: $8 per night. One extra vehicle allowed per campsite is $10 per night. This campground is closed in the winter.
Directions: From Hwy 80 exit at Foresthill Rd. Going towards Foresthill turn right onto Drivers Flat Rd, a 2.5 mile dirt road down to the site and river. For more information 530.885.4527
Boat-in camping in 15 primitive sites with pit-toilets, picnic tables and fire rings. Open May 1 – September 30. Campgrounds are shortly operated on a first come first serve basis from May 1 – 14. Starting May 15 through September 15, the campground will be done by reservation only through ReserveCalifornia. From September 16 – September 30, the campground is operated on a first come first serve before closing for the winter. No drinking water is available and dogs are NOT allowed. There is a 7 day camping limit. Fees: $38 per night, $10 boat launch, $10 for extra vehicle. NOTE: Lake Clementine is closed in the winter.
Directions: From Hwy 80 exit at Foresthill. Follow Foresthill Rd. 3.5 miles, then turn left at Lake Clementine Rd. Follow 2 miles down to the boat ramp. There is no vehicle acces to the camp areas, which are accessible only by boat. For more information call 800.444.7275.
CAMPGROUNDS - TENT & RV
AUBURN GOLD COUNTRY RV PARK
Our RV Park is the perfect destination for families and guests of all ages. We provide a quiet, enjoyable atmosphere that is sure to make you feel at home. For the comfort and convenience of all our guests, our park is full of some of the finest amenities and facilities available in RV parks today.
3550 Koa Way, Auburn, CA 95602, 530.885.0990
AUBURN RV RESORT
The Auburn RV is conveniently located in Auburn, CA, which is known as “The Endurance Capital of the World”. Guests can enjoy easy access to countless hiking, riding and biking trails, as well as the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the American River, and countless historical interest points.
14400 Musso Rd, Auburn, CA 95603, 530.889.8878
GOLD COUNTRY FAIRGROUNDS
Permits are available for camping in some areas outside the designated campgrounds for those rafting the American River only from October 16 to June 31. River Permit camping is prohibited July 1 – October 15, dur to high fire danger. Information and permits are available at the ASRA Ranger Station.
501 El Dorado St., (Hwy 49 So), Auburn, CA 95603, 530.885.4527
BIG 5 SPORTING GOODS
You can purchase all your camping needs from tents, sleeping bags, packs & bags, stove & grills, coolers, lanterns flashlights and more. Hours: Monday – Thursday: 10 a – 9 p; Friday: 9 a – 10 p; Saturday: 9 a – 9 p and Sunday: 9:30 a – 8 p.
2556 Grass Valley Hwy, Auburn, CA 95603, 530.887.8326
AUBURN STATE RECREATION AREA (ASRA)
There are four primitive campgrounds that are available in the ASRA. Camping is limited to 14 consecutive days, with a 30 day total camping limit per year. Reservations for Lake Clementine Boat-in Campground are only taken through www.ReserveCalifornia.com (call 800.444.7275). Mineral Bar Campground and Ruck-A-Chucky Campground are operated on a first-come-first-serve basis. Campers must bring their own firewood, as firewood is not available at the campgrounds and wood gathering is strictly forbidden. You can access detailed information and requirements on the website. You can visit the Ranger’s station on Hwy 49 South.
501 El Dorado St., (Hwy 49 So), Auburn, CA 9560, 530.885.4527
CALIFORNIA WELCOME CENTER – AUBURN
Each of the California Welcome Centers scattered throughout the state are staffed with personal travel concierges. These knowledgeable experts are ready to provide information that will enhance and enrich your visit including suggestions on where to eat, what to see, and where to stay. Welcome Centers also offer free maps and brochures on local attractions and things to see and do.