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
Toilet available
Fire ban in effect
No pets
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.

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

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Swimming hole

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Hipcamper RYAN

Exactly as described, loved it!

Ryan B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
July 7th, 2020

DEFINITELY DOWNLOAD GOOGLE MAPS IF YOU DON’T ALREADY HAVE IT. Coordinates do not play well with Apple Maps.

Site 3, while a bit difficult to access (take a right at the fork next to sites 1 & 2) was incredibly private and scenic. Looks right down on the river with a great access path to the road, making it easy to walk down to the river. Make sure to bring enough potable water for your stay because there is none at the site, as posted. 4WD is definitely not just a recommendation so don’t push it if your vehicle isn’t capable. Thanks again, Roy!

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 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.

Site #3Site #2River Road to river from sites
Hipcamper David

Great experience...will stay again!

David W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
June 19th, 2020

This is a great campsite and I will definitely return. The location is quiet, secluded and provides a true "outdoors" experience. The road to the gate is bumpy, so drive carefully if you do not have a truck / SUV. Note that the gate lock is "push to release" after entering the code. I have AWD but parked in the upper lot at the groundskeeper's recommendation. If you do park at the upper lot, the campsite is a short walk on gravel (I didn't measure but probably less than 100 yards). Campsites are clean, well maintained and provide good spacing between groups. Bonus that each site has a grill and picnic table. Unfortunately there is a fire ban in place and I wasn't able to use the communal fire pit near the river. Access to the river is a short walk from the tent area and the views are fantastic. Overall a great campsite and exactly what I had hoped for. Thanks!

Hipcamper nickolaus
Nickolaus S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
June 21st, 2020

Dope property.

Hipcamper Carly
Carly M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 5th, 2020

Loved the campsite! Very clean and close to the river!

Lower Yuba Campground
United States
3 Sites

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