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Old 01-13-2014, 11:10 PM   #1
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Remote Camping Sites in Northern California

Anyone know any good camping sites in California that are pretty remote, meaning there isn't someone camping 10 feet away from you?
I should add
- in the Sacramento area + 3 hours driving (Tahoe Nat'l Forest, Plumas Nat'l Forest, El Dorado Forest, etc...)
- I have a 4x4, but no experience driving off road, so nothing serious/crazy
if so please send a link to your recommendation!
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Old 01-13-2014, 11:14 PM   #2
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Welcome Grub, if you ask the same question over in the Norcal thread and maybe the Sacto thread I'm sure some folks would help you out. You can also come to the Mod Day next month that I helped organize, you can meet a bunch of Norcal peeps and ask them too. http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/nor...-feb-22nd.html
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Faucherie lake. Fun little day trip or stay the night. First time I took my taco off road when i got it in 07 other than prairie city.
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that looks awesome man! http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/tahoe...55618&actid=79 how "rough" is the road?
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Nothing too bad. stock tacoma would be fine
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Middle Fork of the Feather River just the other side of the Milsap Bar bridge is a small campsite with excellent trout fishing. I pulled a 17" German Brown out of the creek just south of the campground. There is a another creek that splits off and goes west just north of the bridge. I've never seen more than one other camper there, too far for most folks to drive I guess.

Google it in maps, should pull right up. If not then 39.709489, -121.271338 .

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Remote Camping Sites in Northern California

I suppose I should have mentioned it's just above Lake Oroville. You did say you were new to the area...
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mokelumne river, just below the dam, easy access via dirt road, fishing in real good, hardly anyone goes there, various nice spots....there is a small town/village not far away, kinda a roadside stop with nice restaurant, been there several times...
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Are you just looking for sites you can drive to? I know I hiked out to lake aloha and it was amazing.
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Middle Fork of the Feather River just the other side of the Milsap Bar bridge is a small campsite with excellent trout fishing. I pulled a 17" German Brown out of the creek just south of the campground. There is a another creek that splits off and goes west just north of the bridge. I've never seen more than one other camper there, too far for most folks to drive I guess.

Google it in maps, should pull right up. If not then 39.709489, -121.271338 .

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here? http://www.fs.usda.gov/wps/portal/fs...r%20Campground

their website says the usage is "heavy."

that's super cool it's free.
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Are you just looking for sites you can drive to? I know I hiked out to lake aloha and it was amazing.
yeah-drive in. i backpack too, but most friends don't like it.
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yeah-drive in. i backpack too, but most friends don't like it.
I know the feeling. Its hard to find anyone who wants to go backpacking. what area are you in?
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Not sure why they graded usage as 'heavy', I usually go Mar-April and have the place to myself during the week. It may fill up in the summer, I've never been there at that time.

The creek or fork just south of the campground goes up the side if the mountain, lots of good pockets to fish on the way up. I've never climbed more than halfway before I had a creel full and headed back down.

Bring your waders for the creek north of the bridge. Then again, with the snow pack as low as it is you might not need them.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I have over the years.
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I know the feeling. Its hard to find anyone who wants to go backpacking. what area are you in?
sacramento
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Not sure why they graded usage as 'heavy', I usually go Mar-April and have the place to myself during the week. It may fill up in the summer, I've never been there at that time.

The creek or fork just south of the campground goes up the side if the mountain, lots of good pockets to fish on the way up. I've never climbed more than halfway before I had a creel full and headed back down.

Bring your waders for the creek north of the bridge. Then again, with the snow pack as low as it is you might not need them.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I have over the years.
will powerbait work?
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I've had the best luck with a 1/16oz black rooster tail and 4lb test line.
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Dude there are so many places to camp within 3 hours of where you are. It really all depends on what kind of camping you want (primitive, amenities, etc) and what kind of activities you want your camping to be centered around (water activities, hiking, scenery, etc). What are you looking for?
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Dude there are so many places to camp within 3 hours of where you are. It really all depends on what kind of camping you want (primitive, amenities, etc) and what kind of activities you want your camping to be centered around (water activities, hiking, scenery, etc). What are you looking for?
1. no one around (I hate having people 10 feet away)

2. rivers are nice

3. away from civilization, so I can see the stars

4. rafting/tubing/fishing are a bonus.

5. ability to drive up

6. forest is cool, but I like other geographies as well (Oakland, desert, etc.)
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mokelumne river, just below the dam, easy access via dirt road, fishing in real good, hardly anyone goes there, various nice spots....there is a small town/village not far away, kinda a roadside stop with nice restaurant, been there several times...
Which dam, Salt Springs?
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