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34 Reviews of 9 Alta Sierra Campgrounds

BRIAN O.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2021

Nice spot on the river

First visit here. Our campsite was right on the river. We enjoyed our stay here and would likely return to lounge in the river during the summer. Nice trails to explore that run along the river’s edge. Easy trails for beginners.

  • river map
  • strange critters seen on the road to the campgrounds
  • a little history
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SiteADA accessible
Month of VisitOctober
Nicki A.
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2021

Charming primitive campground!

Came to Mineral Bar in late September and loved it. It's only about an hour from Sacramento, including that windy road down into the canyon. The river was VERY low, but it was still fun to play around and float away the hot early fall afternoon. 

The sites are fairly small and the campground…

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Month of VisitOctober
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
SThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2021

Convenient - which is good and bad

This campground is super convenient - not more than a 3 minute drive from Highway 80 on a well paved Eagle Lakes Road.

The campground sits directly below Highway 80... as in, you can look up and see the cars from some campsites, and hear the cars from many campsites. Multiple high power lines…

Month of VisitJuly
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…

  • North view
  • Caught on BrightRed PowerBait.
  • E view
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Month of VisitJuly
Outdoordude D.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2021

Go to spot

Being close to home doesn't hurt. Love going during the week. Less crowded that way. Good fishing. When the water is up, my favorite spot is 396. I can kayak right from camp.

  • Feeling like I had the campground to myself.
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Month of VisitMarch
J
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2021

Great sites

Very nice area beautiful lake definitely reccomend bringing ear plugs as the nature in the morning is a very early alarm clock over all a great site that we will come back to

Month of VisitMay
Camila
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2021

Beautiful and green but some spots are better than others

We stayed there for a weekend in late March and it was gorgeous! The only thing is most of the good spots were closed off. There was only one really good spot with shade that was more secluded than the others so I would suggest getting there early

  • cool bridge close to the campsite
  • one of the locals
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Month of VisitApril
Christian N.
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2020

Off the beaten track

Only 15 minutes away (windy road) from Colfax, but feels so remote!

Beautiful mountain valley of north fork. Clean campsites right along road with bearboxes, picnic tables, and fire pits. Easy river access down the hill to rocky swimming pools. Water was COLD obviously in December haha. Many…

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D
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2020

Great, peaceful

Great Lake and RV Park. We stayed in spot 110 with a lakefront view

M
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2020

Love Collins lake!

We have been here 5 times already this year. We love the lake, hookups for the motorhome and ice cream! Wonderful place!

Jessica P.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2020

Easy walk in

Gates are closed but they will open soon, awesome place for bird watching, hanging up your hammock and enjoying nature. Wonderful views of the mountains and sunset. Also best place for a long hike. After your hike you can sit on the picnic table enjoy your lunch and watch the woodpeckers and birds…

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Drew M.
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2020

Beautiful place

First come first serve campsites, i went for a solo camp trip and loved it. I came in on a Thursday afternoon and snagged campsite #5. (Useful tip, BRING A PEN AND EXACT CASH) Upon arrival, scope out the place and and claim your spot by filling out the envelope with your name and vehicle…

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Month of VisitJuly
C
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2020

Great camping near lake with safe swim area

We have been to this camping spot a few times. It is big with a nice store. Music on the weekends on the deck. Some sites on waterside are nice. Nice beach. Can get crowded but we liked it. No issues. RV or Tent sites. Roads are steep in spots but no problems getting into site. You can boat and…

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