Hipcamp host Craig J.
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This camp site is located on my 20 acre gold claim. It is very quiet and tranquil all year round. Pitch your tent or park your camper next to the river. Fishing, boating and swimming in Antelope Lake is within walking distance, or fish and swim in the slow moving river at the campsite. There is also a public toilet at the lake. Plenty of easy to moderate hiking on

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This camp site is located on my 20 acre gold claim. It is very quiet and tranquil all year round. Pitch your tent or park your camper next to the river. Fishing, boating and swimming in Antelope Lake is within walking distance, or fish and swim in the slow moving river at the campsite. There is also a public toilet at the lake. Plenty of easy to moderate hiking on site.  ...and YES! You may pan for GOLD on my claim and keep what you find! Gold panning is only allowed in the river at the campsite, no digging or dredging, pick-axing or metal-detecting allowed. It is illegal on this site to mine for gold using anything other than a gold pan and will be subject to arrest and fines. It is also illegal to pan or mine for gold outside of the campsite's location, those lands belong to others who hold rights. The campsite is inspected for any type of illegal gold mining after each visitor's stay. Please keep the site clean and take out what you bring in.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
2 bookable sites
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
No potable water
Bring your own water, purify from river or stre...
Fires allowed
Fire ring
Toilet available
Pit toilet
Pets allowed
Off leash, on leash
No showers
Bath in river or stream
Pack it out
No picnic table
No wifi
Have a question? Send Craig a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Pan 4 Gold! Golden Grizzly Camp in California.

Forest
Lake
Mountainous
Redwoods
River, stream or ...
Swimming hole

Places to see near Golden Grizzly Campsites

Plumas Eureka State Park
Plumas Eureka State Park
29 miles way Explore
Plumas National Forest
Plumas National Forest
33 miles way Explore
Tahoe National Forest
Tahoe National Forest
50 miles way Explore
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Lassen Volcanic National Park
51 miles way Explore
Lassen National Forest
Lassen National Forest
54 miles way Explore
Donner Memorial State Park
Donner Memorial State Park
62 miles way Explore
Washoe Lake State Park
Washoe Lake State Park
77 miles way Explore
Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park
Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park
79 miles way Explore
McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park
McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park
79 miles way Explore
Sugar Pine Point State Park
Sugar Pine Point State Park
82 miles way Explore
Dayton State Park
Dayton State Park
84 miles way Explore
D.L. Bliss State Park
D.L. Bliss State Park
87 miles way Explore
Emerald Bay State Park
Emerald Bay State Park
88 miles way Explore
Fort Churchill State Historic Park
Fort Churchill State Historic Park
93 miles way Explore
Eldorado National Forest
Eldorado National Forest
97 miles way Explore

The vibe at Pan 4 Gold! Golden Grizzly Camp

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Hipcamper Jacilyn
Jacilyn A.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 25th, 2018

My husband and I loved staying here for the weekend! The site was picturesque and nearby Antelope Lake was so peaceful and beautiful.

The camping property was close to the road, but it felt private. Passing cars can somewhat see you, but the road wasn’t all that busy. No one else camped on the property, so we had it all to ourselves. I imagine it would feel a lot less private with others sharing the property.

The drive off the main road to the site may require 4WD. There are a couple different sites to choose from and all roads are pretty steep with loose substrate. Only downside to this property is there aren’t many flat spots. We tent camped, but I imagine a camper would be difficult to level. Perhaps the host could terrace off a few tent or parking sites in the future.

We brought our kayaks and we were able to make a quick drive up to the reservoir to a few different launching sites. We preferred the day use area just beyond the nearest campground.

Lots of bird activity and private access to the creek. We didn’t have any luck finding gold, but it was fun to try.

Weather was sunny and quite hot during the day at mid 80s. The landscape here has experienced a fire, so the coverage of shadey trees is spotty.
Things cooled down quite a bit at night, so bring a good range of layers. The thin tree line makes stargazing that much better.

No cell reception for sereval mile radius - which was amazing for a long getaway. However, I would prepare by screen shotting some directions to and from the site.

We would definitely come here again!

Hipcamper Craig
Response from Craig, the Host, on July 13th, 2018

Wow Jacilyn! Sounds like you had a great time! If there is no snow or mud then a 2WD car will do just fine. Summertime is awesome there. Please come back again :)

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Hipcamper Brennan
Brennan M.
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(Dispersed site)
June 1st, 2018

This place is absolutely beautiful! Great place to adventure and wander if you have little ones. Wasn’t quite warm enough for swimming when we went but didn’t stop us from stomping around in our rain boots and panning for some GOLD! We got one little nugget but unfortunately lost it in our ventures 😑 I would recommend this place to anyone and revisit over and over again!

Hipcamper Craig
Response from Craig, the Host, on June 1st, 2018

Glad you enjoyed your time. Come visit again and find that nugget!!! ...or just find another one :)

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Hipcamper Andrew
Andrew S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 8th, 2018

Nice camp site very close to Antelope Lake in the Plumas National Forest. Plenty of room and privacy with a fire pit. There is also a creek within feet away, which is also a very nice touch and peaceful. You will hear the water running throughout the night, in case that is an issue for you. The are is very beautiful and peaceful, not many people around when I went during Memorial Day weekend. Tons of wildlife and outdoors to explore! I would definitely come back again.

Hipcamper Craig
Response from Craig, the Host, on July 13th, 2018

Hello Andrew, I am glad to had a wonderful stay, you are welcome to come back anytime :)

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Hipcamper Bruce
Bruce P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 13th, 2018

Beautiful spot along the creek. Site has precious little level space suitable for pitching a tent but we managed. Day time temps were nice during the day, 80 degrees or so (July) but night time temps dropped to the mid to low 40's so it was chilly after the sun went down.

We had a hard time finding the site. The owner provided GPS coordinates but that only got us close. There are no signs or anything. Took us about 40 minutes to find the entrance to the site which is a totally unmarked and barely noticeable dirt track off the main road.

The toilet facilities are about 1/2 mile away so trips to the toilet needed to be planned carefully.

Make sure you have a full tank of gas because there are very few gas stations in the area. The nearest gas station is in Janesville which is about 20 miles away.

Hipcamper Craig
Response from Craig, the Host, on July 13th, 2018

Hello Bruce, I am sorry you had a hard time finding the campsite. The GPS coordinates should have taken you directly to the entrance of the campsite. I usually send a message after you book with more detailed instructions on how to find the camp. Did you receive them?

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Hipcamper Christoph
Christoph S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 24th, 2018

Great spot!

Hipcamper Richard
Richard B.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 23rd, 2018

I used my wives GPS and her phone kept losing reception. We looked for about five hours and could not continue. So we continued to Chester and rented a Motel. I did not contact any support from Hipcamp or Craig until I got home. I would like to try again sometime when I get a better phone, and synchronize to my pickup trucks computer system.

Hipcamper Jae C.
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August 29th, 2018
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August 27th, 2018
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Property
Golden Grizzly Campsites
State
California
$20/night
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