We stayed at camp site 1, which has a nice, private area behind the blackberry bushes and its own clean outhouse nearby. Robert was so kind to greet us, show us around and give us a tour of some of the local tree species.
It's a quick drive to several great Yuba River spots, and a quiet, pretty place to camp. Thanks for having us, Robert!
Beautiful land and communicative, kind hosts. We set up camp and walked down to the pond and falls, watched the sunset from the peak and ate dinner by the tent. (Car was only 2WD so we parked in the grassy area near the entrance with a few other campers.) In the morning we were awaken by cows walking past the tent and mooing loudly for breakfast! Hilarious. Great place to stay the night before heading into Yosemite. (And the little Coarsegold town is close by with good coffee and gas.) Recommend.
This is such a pretty spot and definitely close enough to Yosemite to get in some good hikes if you leave early. We also loved the Lewis Creek waterfall hike nearby. I think sites 4 and 5 were the loveliest -- you can fall asleep to great star views and the sound of a little burbling stream. I was initially worried about hiking our supplies up, but it's really not far from where you park your car if you're lacking 4-wheel drive (which we were). Got lucky coming here Sunday--Tuesday and had the whole campsite to ourselves!
All of the sites on the ranch are pretty, but this site is a little more private. It's only about a 5 minute walk to the showers, otherwise has two portapotties close by. You can hear the ocean at night and hike all over the craggy grounds. Amazing views, especially with the sun setting over the ocean. Set-up includes a fire ring and picnic table. We camped in the spring and though it didn't rain, the dew and ocean mist made for a very wet morning -- good idea to bring a rain fly. All in all, lovely spot with friendly staff -- would definitely camp here again.
This was a pretty and peaceful spot, only about a five minute drive from the North Fork American River. Our hosts were so kind, greeting us, checking in on us, and giving us a packet with maps and things to do in the area. There were also cute dogs. : )