Railroad Flat Campground

Merced River Recreation Management Area

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Briceburg Rd. Briceburg, CA 95345 209-379-9414 916-941-3101 Official Website

GPS: 37.6173, -120.0199

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Overview of Railroad Flat Campground

Railroad Flat Campground is the last campground on Briceburg River Road in the Merced River Recreation Management Area managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Mother Lode Field Office. Railroad Flat Campground offers 3 walk-in and 6 drive-up campsites and is located 4.5 miles west of the Briceburg Suspension Bridge. Campers should be aware that trailers over 18 feet and large RV's are not recommended crossing the suspension bridge. Potable water is not available at the campgrounds but there is water available from a faucet at the information kiosk near the Briceburg Suspension Bridge. The BLM campgrounds along the Merced River do not take reservations, campsites are on a first-come-first-served basis only.

Number of Sites 9

Elevation 1,017 ft / 309 m

Max Stay 14

Max Length 18 ft

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of Railroad Flat Campground 2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Site Quality
8 reviews
“BLM Yosemite? Yes”

Reviewed 5/9/2021

Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 26
Overall Rating

Solo, I arrived mid-day Thursday and passed many people on the one lane dirt road coming in. Only a few spots were not taken, so I chose the one closest to the river w/ a sandy beach. Very quiet, until the weekend crowds started driving through, turning around (at roads end) and stirring up dust driving too fast. Place was packed all weekend in late April w/ perfect weather. Great spot, cuz of the river front location and remote feel; plus it is open ALL year and it is dirt cheap. The hiking trailhead at the end of the road shares ONE vault toilet w/ this busy campground, so the BLM often adds more porta-potties during peak season.

Site Quality

danamite would stay here again

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4 reviews
“Campground at the end of the road with drive-in and walk in sites”

Reviewed 12/2/2020

Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 0
RV Length: 23' (Travel Trailer)
Overall Rating

We thoroughly enjoyed our 4 night stay at McCabe Flat, and saw this campground several times on bike rides. We thought we’d leave a review as there are none yet. It’s very beautiful and quiet here, with interesting gold mining history, and amazing river, etc.
Now some details:
Campsites had nice picnic tables and amazing raised fire rings with cooking grates. We did not see the bathrooms.
This is the last of 3 campgrounds further along the road and gas both drive in and walk in options.
There is a formidable suspension bridge where you turn off the main road into the “Briceburg” BLM area. We are a Tacoma pulling a 23’ trailer, and we were a tight squeeze. I honestly wouldn’t do it with anything larger. The road itself is rough with steep drop offs on one side, but it was no cause for concern for us once over the bridge (it was the old railroad grade into this Gold Rush hot spot).

Site Quality

Sonya would stay here again

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  • dry camping
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • swimming beach
  • water access
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • recycle
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
  • pets
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