Willow Placer Campground

Merced River Recreation Management Area

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

GPS: 37.6092, -120.0078

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Overview of Willow Placer Campground

Willow Placer Campground is the second of three BLM campgrounds within the Merced River Recreation Management Area managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Mother Lode Field Office. Willow Placer Campground offers 8 walk-in and 1 drive-up group campsite and is located 3.6 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 1,049 ft / 319 m

Max Stay 14

Max Length 18 ft

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of Willow Placer Campground 3 people have reviewed this location.

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2 reviews
“I’ll Be Back!”

Reviewed 10/21/2023

Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 20
Overall Rating

Nice relaxing stay by the Merced river. $10 self pay. I arrived around 3pm Friday to a pretty much empty campground except for one other group. By night time a few more people showed up but overall it was really quiet. The place is well maintained with pit toilets. I stayed at site 20 and it’s a little ways away from the other sites. T... more

Site Quality

camper-874125 would stay here again

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7 reviews

Reviewed 4/15/2021

Overall Rating

Great BLM sites right on the river. Well-maintained. Bumpy roads, but no high clearance or 4WD needed. Re: the suspension bridge at the entrance to the forest Road, it’s definitely very tight turn on/off, but I have a 20 foot van and had no issues. Note, the posted weight limit is 15 tons.

Site Quality

Matt would stay here again

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4 reviews
“Looks very nice for mostly walk-in tent camping”

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 passed through this campground several times on bikes. As there are no reviews yet for this camp, I thought I’d leave one. Now some details: Campsites had nice picnic tables and amazing raised fire rings with cooking grates. We did not see the bathrooms. One big drive-in ... more


Sonya would stay here again

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