Hipcamp host Roy H.
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Highest access to the Lower Yuba River. Very secluded part of the river. Multiple camp site options. Very cold river, great fishing (catch and release, observe all CDFW regulations). For an additional $150 fee, raft, kayak, and drift boat ramp is available.


Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
3 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 14ft
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Have a question? Send Roy a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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$150 per vessel river access fee.(private club)


Very Cold Water! Bring wetsuit if planning to spend much time in.

Whitewater paddling

$150 per vessel river access fee.(private club)

Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Lower Yuba River Canyon in California.

Swimming hole

Very Cold Water! Bring wetsuit if expecting to spend much time in.

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Hipcamper Alison

Good land, instructions can improve

Alison O.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 1)
June 4th, 2020

Lovely view, pretty dry California gold rush type land. We had one of four marked camping spots next to each other. We were not allowed to use the one shared fire pit due to there being wind, and the directions to the spot were quite confusing, but our host picked up the phone and guided us through the road as we drove to the spot, which was helpful and we made it to the campsite alright. Overall it was a nice experience but I would only do it again with a larger group, my own camping stove in case we can’t make a fire, and water play things that allow us to take advantage of the river.

Hipcamper Nicole
Nicole D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 8th, 2020

Great view, chemical toilet was clean, River was crisp and Chris, the site manager was awesome. Highly recommend this spot. Will plan on coming here again.

Hipcamper Chantel

Heaven on earth

Chantel S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
June 9th, 2020

We loved our stay at Lower Yuba Campground! I recommend this site 100%!

All the sites were within a safe distant from each other, which is very comforting considering we are still in a pandemic.
We stayed at site 3 and were very satisfied with how private it was (definitely the best spot in my opinion). We were able to walk down the hill from our site to the river and spent hours taking in the breathtaking scenery (felt like heaven). It was so peaceful!

Some things to consider when camping here:

There is a pretty steep gravel hill you need to descend before reaching the site. We did not have a 4x4, and we managed okay but were definitely worried we wouldn’t make it up.
If you cannot drive your car down in those conditions, you will need to park and walk to the site (kind of a long way if you have a lot to carry) so just be mindful of that.
There is no water at the campground, might want to bring extra to be safe. We actually went down to the river and got a bucket of water for washing dishes and ourselves.
There is one portable bathroom on the campground site.
Getting to the river might be a difficult for small children.

In all, I could not recommend this place more! It is so peaceful and beautiful, a great way to “take a break” from the chaos of the world right now.

Hipcamper Ayelet

Great place to stay!

Ayelet C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 10th, 2020

Great place to stay :)

Hipcamper Maddy
Maddy N.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
June 10th, 2020

Awesome campground! Right on the water, super serene. The communal space down by the water where the firepit is is really lovely and the campsites are a nice size (there are a few to choose from, first-come-first-served). We had a little trouble finding the place to begin with as we ran into a few concerned locals that didn't know the private land was on Hipcamp and thought we were trespassing. Just be sure to trust Roy's directions and have the property owner's name in case anyone asks any questions! All-in-all a really lovely escape from the city and a beautiful place to spend a few days - wish we had stayed longer!

Hipcamper Lisa
Lisa R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
June 14th, 2020

Great location, spacious & secluded campsite (#3)! There was a trail leading down to the river from the site. At the river, there was a very nice swimming hole.

Hipcamper Cindi

Awesome campsite!

Cindi K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 14th, 2020

Great weekend on the Yuba River at this campsite! We stayed at Campsite #1 which was closest to the river and was well equipped with picnic table, fire pit, and griddle. We were able to have a camp fire down by the river one night (the first night was too windy). Charcoal is needed for the fire pit at the campsite because the surrounding brush if quite dry and wild fires are a thing. All and all it was an amazing weekend of hikes and river hangs. The river is obviously cold but that’s to be expected. You will need 4x4 to get all the way down to the campsite but if you don’t have it Roy is able to help bring gear down with an ATV and trailer. 10 out of 10 would book again!

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Hipcamper Roy
Response from Roy, the Host, on June 19th, 2020

I'm glad you enjoyed you stay. One thing to clarify. While fires are restricted to the river, or banned, there are no fires in the campsite pits. Including charcoal. Propane grills are ok.

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Hipcamper Sara
Sara D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 17th, 2020

This campsite was great! Reasonably private with only two other sites nearby. The river access was amazing- it was a short walk down to a huge stretch of the river. Looking forward to coming back!

Hipcamper Allie

Private spot on the river

Allie S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
June 17th, 2020

My partner and I stayed at site #3 for 3 nights with our dog. We wanted something to close to popular swimming holes (Bridgeport, South Yuba River State Park, etc.) and since it was a last minute trip, we didn’t have high expectations for the campsite we chose. We were very pleasantly surprised at what a great find this turned out to be! There are 3 sites: #1 and #2 are right next to one another (great for groups) and close to the porta-potty, #3 is separated a bit, feeling more private, and has the only patch of trees/shade (the best site in my opinion). All the sites have a beautiful view of the river which was lovely to fall asleep listening to and great to explore/swim.

Tips: bring your own shade! (full sun most of the day), bring a camping stove (in case fires aren’t allowed).

Dog people: so many dog-friendly swimming holes in the area! If you go in the summer, be prepared. It is EXTREMELY hot and dry. Some of the surrounding swimming holes have NO shade. We were diligent about bringing water/shade everywhere for our dog but she still ended up with a burned paw pad from exploring the hot rocks.

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