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Welcome to Gold River Paradise - BIRCH COVE! This is CAMPSITE #4.

If the dates you want aren't available, take a look at our next-door sites:

- Gold River Paradise - #1 THE BERRY PATCH

- Gold River Paradise - #4 COTTONWOOD GROVE

- Gold River Paradise - #3 MUGWORT MEADOW

MAJORITY OF PROCEEDS GO DIRECTLY TO EAST FORK RIVER CLEANUP!

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Welcome to Gold River Paradise - BIRCH COVE! This is CAMPSITE #4.

If the dates you want aren't available, take a look at our next-door sites:

- Gold River Paradise - #1 THE BERRY PATCH

- Gold River Paradise - #4 COTTONWOOD GROVE

- Gold River Paradise - #3 MUGWORT MEADOW

MAJORITY OF PROCEEDS GO DIRECTLY TO EAST FORK RIVER CLEANUP!

{{Descuento de 50% para residentes locales. Envíe un correo electrónico para más detalles.}}

Soak up the wild west history of old-time Azusa as you submerge in the pristine waters of the of the San Gabriel River's East Fork. Take some time out and relax in this gorgeous wooded riverside campsite; come cool off in the fresh waters of the running river and enjoy the soothing canyon breezes in the shade of thick birch, cottonwood, and willow trees.

Hummingbirds, dragonflies, hawks, lizards, snakes, small birds, and coyote abound here alongside the river fish and the abundant trees. It's a slice of genuine off-grid wilderness just 20 minutes outside the city limits.

NOTE: Gold River Paradise is NOT for the faint of heart! Our campsite is walk-in, tent only, with no infrastructure. You must cross a shallow but strong-flowing river to get to the campsite (and carry your gear there also). You must pack in your own water and food, and pack out ALL your trash/waste! Fires require a permit!

Campsite is located just north of Azusa, California, along East Fork Road between Julius Klein Conservation Camp # 19 on the west, and White Rock / Graveyard Canyon to the east.

To access the campsite you will park your vehicle on the public road next to a large oak tree, where you will take a steep footpath down to the riverbed area. It's about 100 feet from the road's edge to the river's edge, and between about 50 and 150 feet into the campsite from the beach on the far side.

BIRCH COVE is a VERY small site and is suitable for one or two people (maximum 3!) with just one tent. It is very close to the river and has a large beach area. On your side of the river you'll likely see other HipCampers in their beach sites at THE BERRY PATCH and MUGWORT MEADOW, which are located to the west (that is, their beach/river areas are to the west; their actual camp sites are further back under the trees).

Before you go: Search up "East Fork River Prospecting History" on YouTube for videos about the history of gold panning and prospecting at East Fork, from the stagecoach era to the present time.

SUMMERTIME NOTICE: Our property is privately owned, but the north side of the river, and the river itself, is public-access. On hot summer weekends many people come to picnic and swim. Unfortunately they often leave trash, as well.

On a Saturday or Sunday we suggest that you ARRIVE BEFORE 9 a.m. to get close parking and to establish your site along the river at the entrance to your campsite (HipCampers check out at 11, so you may see our departing guests as they go).

We work very hard to keep our land and the campsites utterly clean, so please report to us any trash that you find on our property or around the campsite (and of course take out all your own trash, including pet waste and human waste) -- thanks!

Locals get a 50% discount!

Also earn a free night by collecting river trash! Email me directly for details. Thanks!

Cancellation policy: We use HipCamp’s “Super Strict” cancellation policy; please make sure you know what that means before you book. If your plans must change for any reason — a forest fire or flood, you change your mind, your car breaks down, you get lost — you may of course cancel your booking online. I will not cancel bookings because my HipCamp ratings will go down. In appropriate circumstances you may request a refund; however, I will in most cases charge a percent of the booking as a processing fee given the time it takes for me to do these things. Alternatively (and preferably, for us), we will ask you to take a raincheck — we will in some cases (natural disaster etc.) give you double your booking time for a later date, so you get a two-for-one. This allows us to continue paying our clean-up crew. Angeles National Forest unfortunately is deeply underfunded and is unable to keep San Gabriel River free from trash; your patronage helps us make up for this lack in and around our campground.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 3 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No campfires
Amenities
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Colene a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 42% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

There are many mountain biking trails in the area; bikes may be used with care on the property. https://www.ci.azusa.ca.us/395/...Read more

Fishing

We have seen people fishing at the West Fork; check for permitting requirements. http://fishingnetwork.net/index.php?pageid=gab...Read more

Hiking

Shoemaker Canyon trail and the Bridge to Nowhere are both very close by.

Off-roading (OHV)

There's an OHV site on East Fork Road to the west; check ahead to see if they're open. http://www.off-road.com/trails-events/tr...Read more

Swimming

The river is shallow, so it's more like wading and just sitting in the water than actual swimming. However, the water is cool a...Read more

Wildlife watching

"The San Gabriel Mountains National Monument is home to iconic species including the California condor, California spotted owl,...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Gold River Paradise - Birch Cove in California.

Beach

Each campsite has a private beach area at the river's edge. Some are larger and some smaller; some are sunny and some shady and...Read more

Mountainous

There are many steep trails all over the San Gabriel mountains!

Waterfall

Hike the West Fork Trail to find the waterfalls!

River, stream, or...

The vibe at Gold River Paradise - Birch Cove

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Property
Follows Camp-Goldriver Paradise
State
California
Country
United States
$36/night
1 Site
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