Description

Located on the east side of the North Fork American River, Mineral Bar offers up 18 campsites with tables, firepits and dry toilets. It does not have access to drinking water, so be sure to bring in plenty.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans
No. of sites
36
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
None
Access
Hike in (+10 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
Beach
Forest
Lake
River, stream or creek
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Cave
Desert
Hot spring
Redwoods
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
OHV
Climbing
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching
Wind sports
Snow sports
Surfing
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Hipcamper Chas
Chas
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 20th, 2015

Mineral Bar Campground is 1 hour from Sacramento (no traffic), and about 10 minutes off the 80 freeway when it goes through Colfax. Great campground, though we had to drive a bit to find hiking. But, Stevens Trail made up for that:

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Hipcamper Chas
Chas
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 20th, 2015

Sites 1-7 are closer to the water but also closer together and offer less shade. Sites 8-18 offer much more shade.

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Hipcamper Chas
Chas
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 20th, 2015

http://www.everytrail.com/guide/stevens-trail-colfax

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Hipcamper David
David
recommends this listing.
December 13th, 2017

nice spot in terms of access to the river... but very loud in the first couple spots.

Hipcamper Evan
Evan
recommends this listing.
July 20th, 2018

The river is gorgeous!

Hipcamper Jacqueline
recommends this listing.
July 18th, 2018
Hipcamper Brock
recommends this listing.
May 31st, 2018
Hipcamper Justin
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August 20th, 2017
Hipcamper Brandi
recommends this listing.
April 22nd, 2017
Park
Auburn State Recreation Area
State
California
Phone Number
5308854527
Directions
View on Google Maps
Official Website
View Website
Coordinates
39.1° N, 120.925° W
$28/night
Tent Only - Hike In: 18 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)
$28/night
Tent / Van: 18 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)