The Chute Hill Campground in Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park is great. There are well kept amenities (clean, flushing toilets and sinks 😍) and the campsites are fairly spread out which is great for the current need for social distancing. Just as with most sites in the area, it is in bear country. After our first night, we heard a bear try to get into the bear box at 6am. The Diggins is very close by and super interesting. The park rangers are passionate and well educated about the history of the area, and are excited to recommend trails for hiking. Within driving + hike distance is a trail down the mountain to the Yuba river. The river is clean, clear, and deep enough to jump into. We even snacked on some wild blackberries growing right by the river!
Malakoff Diggins was a great place to visit. We went the weekend after labor day and the campground was 1/3 full. The campground was clean and quiet. Running water and flush toilets (no showers). We saw 6 bears in the park (none in the campground itself) so be sure to keep all food and smelly stuff in the bear lockers. Excellent hiking nearby and really cool history.