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258 Reviews of 101 Alta Campgrounds

PThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2022

Lovely view of river

The park is a little more “stack and pack” than we like, but the view of the river made up for it. Nice park to spend the holidays.

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Month of VisitJanuary
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
PThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2021

Beautiful area

Very nice campground, but cell coverage is nonexistent outside of one small area.

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Month of VisitJanuary
J
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2021

Fancy!

This is a really pretty, beautifully maintained campground with a lot of topography. The buildings are beautiful and there are a lot of amenities, including a very nice kitchen and hang-out space (though it was closed during my visit). There are showers, good drinking water, dish-washing sinks, and…

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Month of VisitDecember
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
JThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2021

Central location

Visit was April 2020. Had spot in rear of facility. Lots of room uneven grass surface but auto leveled no problem. Small pond for kids only fishing. Easy freeway access can get to town on surface streets. Overall was quiet clean safe. Would stay again.

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Month of VisitMay
Julie D.
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2021

Beautiful and remote

We stayed at this campground with another couple and enjoyed our time. The site was spacious and a short walk to the reservoir and trail. We hiked around the entire reservoir and it was gorgeous. It does feel like quite a good distance from the highways and also no stores that we found within a…

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Month of VisitNovember
Rishi  B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2021

Camp directly on the lake

Great place to camp!!! They have a convenience store that is walkable distance to get supplies, food, candy from.

You should reserve a spot right on the lake. If you have a boat you can anchor it right in front.

Nice places to swim, fish, and jump off docs

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Month of VisitAugust
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
Sitecampsite and glamping tent
Month of VisitSeptember
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
MThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2021

Family of 4 roof top tent camping

Nice campground - close to river. .5 mile walk to town for shopping/eating. All sites have fire pit and picnic table. Bathrooms clean and private showers. A little pricey for a tent site - 45.00 and 5.00 for the dog but it’s California.

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Month of VisitNovember
Gretchen B.
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2021

Pretty, Clean, & Spacious

Our campsite was nice! There was no formal check in process and ours was a little away from everyone else. Fire ring, picnic table, and bear box, established toilet with tp in campsite. Few bugs but nothing crazy. Small creek nearby. Pretty lake and nearby hike if you go up the road about a mile.

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Month of VisitNovember
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
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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
EThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2021

Worth the Drive

We went on the weekend of Sept. 18 through Sept. 20th, 2021. The drive wasn't as bad as I thought, I actually enjoyed it. The campground was nice, the host is nice as well, not a lot of other people where there so it was fairly private. Our site was by the lake, while it was a beautiful site the…

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Month of VisitOctober

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