Open for the 2019 season
Spanish Creek Group Campground has 3 sites that accomodate 25 people per site; it is located off of State Highway 70, just 8 miles west of Quincy. Supplies are available in Quincy. The campground now includes Bear Boxes and Lanternposts at campsites.
Nice campground, water spigot is safe water, they test it every month. Nice camp host, bear box included, neighbors aren’t too close. Cell service is atrocious but that isn’t their fault. Bathrooms had much to be desired. Would camp here again!
Hot with limited shade and campsites with little privacy, but this place is all about the swimming hole. The water is clean and inviting, the beach is wide and covered with shake rocks, and the views up the sides of the steep banks are beautiful! We battled meat bees and mosquitos a bit. The camp hosts are great people; they’re kind and vigilant. They take excellent care of the place and their campers. We were there Fri-Sun, and the trains ran much more on the Friday than on Sat/ Sun. I’m posting a video with the train noise. We found it kind of cool and eeirie — wasn’t too bothersome. Lovely campground all in all!
An empty camp except for one extremely friendly couple on the Sunday of the weekend after Labor Day. A cool site overlooking Spanish Creek, I ended up at Site 15, where the water rushing over the rocks created some nice babbling brook sounds.
The sites are a little small/close together, but they are well delinated with trees and logs. A bear box is supplied with each site, which is really nice for those of us who don't travel in a car. No hiker/biker spots available, so I had to pay the full $25 which is a bit steep for no shower. The vault toilets were some of the cleanest I'd ever seen. Basically zero smell. The water from the spigot seemed fine, and the camp also provided a large tank of non-potable water.
The trains were definitely loud in the night, because the rails cling to the sides of the canyon, and the wheels scrape against the rails on the curves. I would stay here a couple nights again, because the creek is beautiful, and the valley seems remote, while still being close to a moderately large highway, and Quincy, for restocking. I would definitely be prepared to be woken up, or pack earplugs.