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15 Reviews of 5 Auburn Lake Trails 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…

Month of VisitOctober
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2021

Great with a catch

When you’re here it’s a great campground. We’re in an okay spot, small and angled funky but still it’s a wonderful place. I love the arcade and ice cream parlor and they sell ice. Everyone is kind and accommodating. The only catch is that your first visit you sit through a 1.5 hour long…

SiteT7 and tv site 87
Month of VisitAugust
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2021

Death trap

Poor hookups, no sewer, roads not paved, dusty. Extreme fire hazard with only one way out

Month of VisitAugust
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
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
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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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…

Month of VisitJuly
Justin S.
Reviewed May. 28, 2019

Camping at its best

Please reserve on

It’s like a little piece of natural California has been preserved for those lucky enough to come across this place. Off-the-grid hosts are very friendly and helpful

jim R.
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2018

North fork American river camping

Close to the n. fork of the American river. Lots of great swimming holes close by up river. Great hiking path opposite the camp ground going up river. ActivitIes Include fishing, hIkIng, and gold prospectIng. Camping fee Is $30 per site. Some spaces are large enough for a rv.

  • The yankee jims bridge down stream from the camp
  • prospecting near the camp
jim N.
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2018

Gold Panning on the river

Bring Water!

One of my favorite summer spots, great Access to the American River. Site has pit toilets, fire rings, tables and bear lockers(have seen several bears)

Reviewed Jun. 11, 2018

perfect for a weekend getaway

never crowded and has a great view. small town community has occasional events going on too. great little lake for a weekend getaway. also there's a nice lakesude cafè. Did I mention the sites are huge?

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