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

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking

If beautiful scenery isn't enough, the auburn sra also offers some great single-track trails that are perfect for intermediate ...Read more

Boating

Lake clementine offers up some good quality boating. it’s a couple miles from auburn up foresthill road. it features a seasonal...Read more

Fishing

This area has quite a few different fishing options. the middle fork is a good place to catch trout and bass. lake clementine a...Read more

Hiking

If hiking is your thing, then you are in luck my friend! auburn state recreation area has more than 100 miles of mountain bikin...Read more

Horseback riding

There are miles of horseback riding trails here. so, you can enjoy a journey with your larger, hairier, 4-legged friend! just m...Read more

Paddling

While auburn is known more for its white-knuckle whitewater adventures, there is also some more chill paddling to be had. lake ...Read more

OHV

The mammoth bar off-highway vehicle (ohv) area, with two mx tracks and 12 miles of motorcycle and all-terrain vehicle trails, i...Read more

Climbing

There is some great limestone quarry rock climbing to be had inside auburn state recreation area. people have been experimentin...Read more

Swimming

There are a variety of swimming holes for you to splash around in. it is especially nice after a long hike, strenuous mountain ...Read more

Whitewater paddling

A wide variety of solid whitewater options are available on the north and middle forks. the river and canyon scenery is gorgeou...Read more

Wildlife watching

Auburn is a big place and there are some pretty big animals. this may just be the spot to see that black bear, mountain lion, o...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Mineral Bar Campground.

Beach
Forest
Lake
River, stream or ...
Swimming hole
Waterfall
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Hipcamper Chas
Chas A.
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:

View of campground and bridge from the awesome Stevens Trail hike (http://www.everytrail.com/guide/stevens-trail-colfax)Lower camp sites (1-8) along the riverUpper camp sites (8-18), in the shade, also along the riverStandard self-pay
Hipcamper Chas
Chas A.
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.

View of campground and bridge from the awesome Stevens Trail hike (http://www.everytrail.com/guide/stevens-trail-colfax)Lower camp sites (1-8) along the riverUpper camp sites (8-18), in the shade, also along the riverStandard self-pay
Hipcamper Chas
Chas A.
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 20th, 2015

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

View of campground and bridge from the awesome Stevens Trail hike (http://www.everytrail.com/guide/stevens-trail-colfax)Lower camp sites (1-8) along the riverUpper camp sites (8-18), in the shade, also along the riverStandard self-pay
Hipcamper David
David L.
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 C.
recommends this listing.
July 20th, 2018

The river is gorgeous!

Hipcamper Jacqueline  O.
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July 18th, 2018
Hipcamper Brock W.
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May 31st, 2018
Hipcamper Justin B.
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August 20th, 2017
Hipcamper Brandi M.
recommends this listing.
April 22nd, 2017
Park
Auburn State Recreation Area
State
California
Phone Number
(530) 885-4527
Directions
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Official Website
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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)