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Old    Tate Viehmann (redv215)      Join Date: Mar 2005       05-11-2006, 1:33 PM Reply   
We are looking for a place to RV camp anywhere around Sac/ Norcal. We want to be next to the water for our boats and kids. We are going on a weekend in August so it will be the BUSY season on the lakes. Any suggestions?
Old    WakeViolater (wakeviolater)      Join Date: Sep 2004       05-11-2006, 1:51 PM Reply   
clear lake has RV spots right next to the water. spots on Sac river/delta, too. Berryessa has some good sites. Most other lakes/reservoirs will have large "dead zones" and you will have to hike between campsite and water.
Old    mendo247            05-11-2006, 2:03 PM Reply   
mendo has r.v. spots on the water... ill send you some pics if interested.. they do fill up quick though..
Old    David (l1spoogy)      Join Date: Jun 2004       05-11-2006, 2:08 PM Reply   
Berryessa Has RV camping as well. The nicest place there would be Steele Park.
Old    Tate Viehmann (redv215)      Join Date: Mar 2005       05-11-2006, 3:47 PM Reply   
Thanks. Keep um coming!
Old    Giddy Up (mike_t)      Join Date: Aug 2004       05-11-2006, 3:53 PM Reply   
In the Sierra foothills... Scotts Flat & Rollins lakes have camping on the water. They're ~1hr east of Sac.
Old    Renee V (litlone873)      Join Date: Jan 2005       05-11-2006, 4:14 PM Reply   
Rollins has camping on the water? I thought they didn't. Which campground do you recall?
Old    DRA-Doug (load)      Join Date: Jul 2003       05-11-2006, 4:41 PM Reply   
Kids? Tate is there something we don't know?

Up at Trinity they pull the RV right down to the waters edge. no hook up or facilities but very nice. Dirt roads involved (I think) for the RV only.
Old    Renee V (litlone873)      Join Date: Jan 2005       05-11-2006, 4:43 PM Reply   
Don't get all excited Doug... the friends we are camping with has kids. We wanted to be sure we were on the water so they could play when they wanted without having to pack up and make a special trip to the water to swim.

Spring Ride reminded us why we don't have kids.
Old    Sparky Jay (wake_upppp)      Join Date: Nov 2003       05-11-2006, 6:03 PM Reply   
Forget about weekends at Mendocino for this year. The sites on the water book out eight months in advance.
Old    Giddy Up (mike_t)      Join Date: Aug 2004       05-11-2006, 6:19 PM Reply   
Greenhorn campground. I've never stayed there but my inlaws live about 10 minutes away so we're up there often. There's a great sand beach around the corner (to the left) that's great for the kids to play.
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DESCRIPTION:Located on northwest shore of Rollins Reservoir are 36 campsites, many with hookups, group camping, disposal stations; trailer/RV spaces and tent spaces available. Fees vary. This is a Nevada Irrigation District reservoir camping facility operated privately.

American River
Fly fishing along the American River Parkway in spring is a great way to "get away" while not far from civilization.
Photo: Wayde Carroll
Units Season Reservations Max Stay
Total Tents RVs Trailers Max Length Year round. Yes 14 days
36 Yes Yes No Call for info.
Hookups Groups Fees Tables Firerings Showers Elevation
No No Yes Yes Yes No 2200 feet
Toilet Water Camp Dump
Vault/Flush Piped


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DIRECTIONS:To Greenhorn Campground


Exit right off I-80 at Colfax and follow Highway 174 north. Each campground has individual access roads off Highway 174.



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ACTIVITIES: Fishing (Rating: Best)



Boating Lakes & Reservoirs (Rating: Best)



Camping (Rating: Exceptional)




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NEARBY LOCATIONS:Communities
Colfax
Grass Valley
Reservoirs
Rollins Reservoir

Old    Brian Miller (brianmiller)      Join Date: Aug 2003       05-11-2006, 9:26 PM Reply   
Greenhorn is a good place. You can get sites right on the water similar to the Spring Ride with better access to the water. Not sure if those are RV sites. Even the one's off the water are not far away. There is a beach area for the kids. Of course, where there is good camping, there is bad water. Get up early.
Old    Tate Viehmann (redv215)      Join Date: Mar 2005       05-12-2006, 8:53 AM Reply   
Difinitely going to look in to Rollins/Greenhorn.

Any More?
Old    Robert Greene (barefootbob)      Join Date: Dec 2005       05-12-2006, 10:33 AM Reply   
Lake Mendocino is lake wakeocino all summer.
Lake Pillsbury,12 miles out a dirt rd good camp sites but no hookups.Best place you'll ever go IMHO,dont camp at Oak flats but the other camp grounds have camp hoasts,great for kids and all water sports.Week days you'll own the lake,glass off all day long.The reason this place is so great is?Its 12 miles out a dirt rd.
Old    Supreme Rob (supreme_rob)      Join Date: Sep 2005       05-13-2006, 9:00 AM Reply   
Renee V, greenhorn at rollins is our favorite place to camp, make your reservations for august soon because they book up quick. You will love it! My wife and I our from the San Jose area and spend the better part of our summer towing to rollins. If you go in later part of august look for a white sky supreme and join our crew for a couple of beers. Have fun! Rob & Lisa

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