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71 Reviews of 18 Alta Sierra Campgrounds

FThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2022

Heaven On Earth

 WELCOME TO ASCENSION RANCH Ascension Ranch is an off-grid paradise tucked away in an oak savanna along Folsom Lake with a unique and ever growing list of features and activities. Family owned, we're a small operation with big dreams. Offering a serene environment, an abundance of farm animals, and…

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Month of VisitFebruary
Randy J.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2021

Winter in Coloma

Beautiful campground along the American River in Coloma CA. The campground contains both on river and off river sites. You can literally backup to the rivers edge in the on river sites. On river is water and electric only. Full hookups off river. This is our 2nd December in a row staying…

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Month of VisitJanuary
Chuck P.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2021

A nice pre-thanksgiving getaway

Beautiful fall surroundings right adjacent to the South Fork of the American River. Easy walk or car ride to numerous hiking trails. Looks like the perfect place to catch some white water rafting next summer. Restroom / Shower facilities finishes are a little dated but clean, well maintained and…

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Month of VisitDecember
S D.
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2021

I love it

Went camping for a night for my honey moon it was fun nice place great price cannt wait to go again

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Month of VisitSeptember
Rishi  B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2021

Camping near it all

Great place to stay. You’re tucked away directly in nature but a 5 minute drive will get you to downtown Nevada city. “Downtown” is a small quaint historic area packed with great restaurants for vegans and organic lovers alike.

  • pass the train tracks is a large meadow to take a walk in. camping was 6/10 on the private scale.
  • nice pool to cool off in
  • cute train track runs on the outskirts of the sites. You can pay to take the small quiet train
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Month of VisitSeptember
SThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2021

Nice, small campground

Really pretty campground. We are here in the off season, so there weren't many other campers here. I think in high season it would feel cramped. The trees are amazing and there are about 2 miles of walking trails. The campground is along Dry Creek, which isn't dry but is covered in some sort of…

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Month of VisitNovember
BRIAN O.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2021

Nice spot along the river

Stayed one night and pitched our tent along side the American River. The spots were a little spread out, so night time was a little too quiet. Our site was next to the raft launch/pickup, so there were a couple of groups picked up during the day. Bathrooms were average and the site was…

  • semi-paved spot for vehicle parking
  • calm part of the river
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Month of VisitOctober
J
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2021

Best Camping Spot Yet!

Came here as a plan B after the road to Bowman had too much snow. This was one of those plan B’s that turned out better than the original!

Only one other group on the opposite end of the campground since it has a north/south side. There aren’t many spots and they are well spaced out. Tables and…

Month of VisitMay
Katie B.
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2021

Great family atmosphere

We loved the Coloma Campground. There were lots of amenities, group areas, large grass are by the river, lots of trails, cabins, a short walk across the bridge to the gold rush park and a great little restaurant for coffee and small plates.

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Month of VisitAugust
P
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2021

Nice place

Great lake for swimming and water play. Too warm for trout and too small for kayaks/SUPs. But it does make a beautiful backdrop. 
The park is rather spread out, so a bicycle/ebike is a plus. And if you mountain bike, there's some decent trails close by to ride. There's also legit fishing lakes…

LThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2021

Nice location by the River.

Sites 1-4 are walk in, the rest are drive up. All sites are right on the riverbank. Gold panning is popular here. Quiet campground with the relaxing sound of the river.

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Month of VisitAugust
KThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2021

Very friendly & Improved

I went with our 2 grandsons and daughter. Last minute book on 106d super hot day. The place was great and. The pool a lifesaver. This was an old. Koa. Yes lots of longtermers, but clean and super nice. People lent us there floaties and even offered to get us drinks!. Bathroom s still need…

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Month of VisitAugust
Maria O.
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2021

Beautiful Campground

Very nice and beautiful campground but can be expensive. The sites are very close to each other but they are spacious. It’s nice to to wake up to the sound of the river and birds singing. This campground is ideal for families and small kids.

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Month of VisitApril
Maria O.
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2021

Nice little lake

It is a very nice, little campground. Sites were okay. Not spacious but not too tight either. The lake was warm and it can get a little breezy in the afternoon. Make sure to bring a kayak or SUP board to enjoy the lake. The only con was there were too many duck poop everywhere especially on the…

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Month of VisitAugust
LThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2021

VERY well-maintained family campground, with sometching for everyone!

More family oriented than “upscale,” what struck me was even though it maintains a substantial trout fishery, the surface tempin early June was z74 — PERFECT for swimming, tubing, etc.

Although the lake level is sadly representative of CA drought conditions, fishing was good. We caught 7 rainbows…

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Month of VisitJuly

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