Hipcamp host Brian J.,
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UPDATE: it is fire season so ABSOLUTELY no campfires.  Camping stoves are allowed with caution

27 Acres of hilly terrain with multiple campsites.

Great views of the American South fork from multiple camp sites.

Multiple river raft tour groups within just a few minutes of the property

Maximum 2 cars per site. Additional cars $5 in designated overflow a

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UPDATE: it is fire season so ABSOLUTELY no campfires.  Camping stoves are allowed with caution

27 Acres of hilly terrain with multiple campsites.

Great views of the American South fork from multiple camp sites.

Multiple river raft tour groups within just a few minutes of the property

Maximum 2 cars per site. Additional cars $5 in designated overflow area. See host for details

Less than 2 minutes to Lotus.Additional activities; gold mining at Sutter’s mill gold discovery site, river rafting and kayaking, hiking, dutch creek falls trailhead hiking and swimming.20 minutes to Placerville or Auburn in the other direction.

9 miles to Georgetown and Rubicon trail entrance

Bars and restaurants within a few minutes in either direction.

Porta Potties and fresh water trash receptacles onsite.

Solar power and generators are available for an additional fee.

Owners live and work onsite.

Campsite area
Tent sites
10 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Short walk
4WD Recommended
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Amenities
Potable water available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
No hot tub
No playground
Have a question? Send Brian a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

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Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Tent Camping with a River View in California.

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Hipcamper Deb
Deb W.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 18th, 2022

I said maybe because we didn’t actually go after reading the last several reviews. We decided our vehicle was probably not suitable for the road in as several people had a lot of trouble getting up to the camp.

Hipcamper Emily
Emily C.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 10th, 2022

Pros: Great location and price
Cons: Pretty gnarly. Didn't look like there were ten sites. Found 2 obvious campsites and a few others that I couldn't tell if they were meant to be sites.

Suitable for people with enough gear, can rough it, and have experience driving off-road.

Hipcamper Mathilda

Real nice site

Mathilda M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 10th, 2022

Camping site was gorgeous with a view of the American River but fair amount of trash around the site and water had a faint paint-like taste.

Hipcamper Troy

Great camping experience!!

Troy L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 5th, 2022

Had a great experience on Brian’s property! Great hospitality from the host and his daughter. The view was beautiful. Close to everything with the full camping experience. Highly recommend, thanks again!!

Tent Camping with a River View
Hipcamper Katie

Clean site with nice views

Katie C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 3rd, 2022

Great river views, Brian was super responsive, and a clean site. Close to the river and amenities. We would do it again!

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Hipcamper Stephen
Stephen A.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 28th, 2022

Had fun as always, nice and quiet in and love the view as always

Hipcamper Peter

Great spot to crash

Peter H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 26th, 2022

Great convenient spot to auburn. I seriously just needed an easy place to put up my tent and sleep, and this fit the bill.

Regarding the entrance, it wasn’t too bad. Getting in and out was no issue in my Subaru. If you want to go further down the hill you’d need high clearance/4WD, but most normal cars could get down to the first area. Anything sporty or lowered would be an absolute no go.

Hipcamper Isabel
Isabel G.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 26th, 2022

I appreciate the kind and positive responsiveness the owner had from the day of booking forward.

Upon arriving at the site, we decided not to stay and instead drove back home to the bay area that night after a quick stop at the river. Here's why:

The sites weren't numbered, so we weren't sure which was ours. What I think was ours was very small, had no flat surface for tents (very chunky rocky dirt that needs serious grading), was hard to get to in a car and not walkable with supplies (rough, narrow road), too close to road noise, and much too far from the porta potty.

The large, flat area with shade down below would have been impossible to get to, even with my truck. It was not worth the possibility of getting stuck and having to deal with getting towed out when we only had one day there.

The large flat area with the great view of the river has zero shade. We would have cooked in the sun (take a large sunshade in case this is the only spot you can get in with your car to camp). There is also no privacy at this spot, it is completely exposed from above.

We feel that the land needs to first be improved to be comfortable to stay, particularly needing road grading, tree/bush pruning, and new planting.

You DEFINITELY need a 4-wheel drive to navigate the land. I had a 2-wheel drive truck that has good ground clearance but was still sliding around on the sandy rock to get out.

With more work, this land has potential.

Hipcamper Melissa

Common courtesy

Melissa P.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 26th, 2022

When I read a bad review I like to give the benefit of the doubt. It could of been a bad day or just one of those days.
Well, I think I was too trusting when I chose this location. First, I had a difficult time finding the place. After 20 minutes of driving back and fourth I pulled over - texted the host at the 909 number provided, I asked for some sort of direction or help. Well, as expected he did not reply. So after waiting for 15 minutes I tried again.
When I found the place, I ran into other campers who said they also never heard from the host, they kinda just chose a spot where ever. Well, the road down to the site was steep and rutted. I would not advise this if you do not have 4 wheel or a top heavy vehicle (rooftop tent). I spent 15 mins trying to get back up - stuck.
What I'm saying is, a simple reply, a warning, a description, just make an effort to actually care about the customers who are looking for a place. Be a good host and care or pretend too. Be honest about your property, groom the road and care (even a little).

Property
Coloma Hilltop 27 Acre Forest
State
California
Country
United States
$27/night
10 Sites