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Bear River Park & Campground

County Park

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2500 Campground Rd. Colfax, CA 95713 530-886-4901 Official Website

GPS: 39.0844, -120.9885

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Overview of Bear River Park & Campground

Number of Sites 23

Open Seasonally April - Oct.

Elevation 1,706 ft / 519 m

Max Length 30 ft

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of Bear River Park & Campground 2 people have reviewed this location.

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Verizon 4G/LTE
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Last reported 7/16/2018
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Jim G
CA 27' Forest River Wildwood Ram 2500 6.7 Liter Diesel 4WD
14 reviews
“Nice campground - seems to be on the upswing - nice river access”

Reviewed 7/16/2018

Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 18
Overall Rating

We picked this site at the last minute to be close to the river for a rafting trip. The river was low and we touched "bottom" often - ours not the river's. All of the sites are along the river. You can hear it babbling away.

It was hot, but most of the sites #15+ are shaded. The sites from #1-#14 are sun baked.

We took our 27 foot trailer and JUST made it into site 18. There are 2 roads in. Both are steep and very narrow. Passing another large rig in either direction on either road would be very tough. The southern most road has one very sharp turn. We did not go that way with the trailer, just with our truck.

There was quite a bit of trash on the ground. Not big pieces, just alot of discarded stuff like bottle caps, straws, rope, string. litter.

Cell phone signals were good enough for using our internet hot spot. Good radio coverage. No TV.

People there were friendly like they are in all campgrounds. Apparently this place has improved from years ago when it was a homeless hangout. Now that reservations are required and there is no first-come-first-served camping it is more of a family place. I never saw a ranger or host. Registration instructions say to hang your online receipt on the site post, and I did see a campground "tag" on the post, but I never followed the instructions to add the tag.

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Verizon 4G/LTE

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3 reviews
“Nice open campground with good facilities”

Reviewed 4/11/2018

Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 15
Overall Rating

Nice camp site by a river with around 20 sites, fire pits, benches and drop toilets. The toilets are really clean and the camp site was nice and quiet. All the sites are alongside the river which is nice but it is all quite open so there isn’t a whole lot of privacy. Good cell service. Worth noting you can only reserve and pay for sites online and you have to do this before you arrive, you can’t pay at the site.

Site Quality

TJRich would stay here again

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of

noted 9/12/2019

The new camping fee is $24 as of June 2019. Plus a reservation fee of $8. You must reserve online prior to arrival.

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  • dry camping
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
  • swimming beach
  • water access
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • group sites
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
  • pet restrictions: $1/night/pet
  • pets


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