Description

Recommended for those who don’t mind getting a little mud on the tires (read: vehicles with high clearance), Ruck-A-Chucky is located at the end of a dirt road on the north side of the river. There are 5 primitive campsites, with toilets and trashcans provided. There is no drinking water provided, and the road is sometimes closed in bad weather.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans
No. of sites
10
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 Ruck-a-Chucky Campground.

Beach
Forest
Lake
River, stream or ...
Swimming hole
Waterfall
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Jennifer M.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 23rd, 2017

I'll never return to this campsite while Guy Chrisos is on duty! I had never been here before but I didn’t expect to be disrespected, harassed & ticketed $150 within the first hour of arrival. He had all kinds of lewd names for the men we were with, he ogled another female friend & I while scolding us for several other outrageous claims. Other groups were found with glass bottles but were NOT ticketed and all we did was pull trash out of the river but hadn't thrown it away yet. Plenty of other nice parks in this area where you don't have to put up with this. I'd never recommend this place to someone I liked with Mr. Chrisos on duty. If you decide to risk it be sure to find & read all signage so you don't end up with a court date.

Hipcamper Jesse
Jesse R.
didn't provide a recommendation.
December 31st, 2016

Fire road entry does not require 4X4, stock truck will be fine. Pay by check in box, about $25 a night. Great river access with no potable water. Sites include fire ring and picnic table. Bring your own firewood. Pit toilets are within walking distance from all campsites. Garbage is onsite which rangers change and clean daily.

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Hipcamper Brock W.
recommends this listing.
May 31st, 2018
Hipcamper Jesse R.
recommends this listing.
July 11th, 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
38.964° N, 120.933° W
$28/night
Tent Only - Hike In: 5 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)
$28/night
Tent / Van: 5 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)