Bear River Park & Campground

About the Bear River Campground:

  • Bear River Campground Opens April 1st and Closes October 31st.
  • Arrival/Departure:
    • Check in after 2 p.m. the first day of your reservation.
    • Check out by Noon the last day of your stay.
  • Day Use Area:
    • The Day-Use area is open year-round free of charge.
    • Hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset.
  • Length Of Stay: Maximum 7 consecutive days, with a limit of 14 days in any one calendar year.
  • Narrow Road Access: Motor homes and travel trailers over 30 feet are not recommended due to narrow and steep road conditions.
  • Damage: No person shall damage or remove any artifacts or items from the premises or cultivate, remove, damage or kill vegetation. No person shall willfully destroy, damage, vandalize, steal, or misuse any improvements or natural features.
  • Designated Travelways and Access: Visitors or users of any designated Public Recreation Area (PRA) may only travel upon areas that are open to the public. No person shall create unauthorized trails, enter trails that have been closed, cut switchbacks, damage vegetation, or cause erosion by traveling on foot, horseback or bicycle in areas outside of established trails in any PRA.
  • Dogs must be on a leash no longer than six feet at all times, or on a retractable leash secured to a position no longer than six feet when in the presence of other users. Dog feces must be cleaned up and properly disposed into a trash receptacle. Service dogs are exempted from leash requirements if a leash would interfere with the animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents use of a leash; however, off-leash service dogs must be controlled at all times through voice, signal, or other effective controls.
  • Fishing is permitted pursuant to relevant regulations of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
  • Group Campsite Gate Access: Gate shall remain locked at all times using the County’s combination lock only. Gate code will be provided to you by email or phone a maximum of 5 days prior to your reservation. If you have a large group arriving at different times you may wish to give the combination to your group, and remind them to keep the gate closed and locked.
  • Littering Prohibited: No person shall leave or deposit rubbish, litter or trash of any kind, except in receptacles provided for said purposes.
  • Mining: No person shall operate any motorized mining equipment. Excavating or removing soil from above the waterline (high-banking) is prohibited.
  • Motorized Vehicles: No person shall operate a motorized vehicle of any type outside designated roadways or parking areas. No motorized vehicles allowed on the beaches or in the water.
  • No Lifeguard On Duty, Swim At Your Own Risk. A responsible adult must supervise children while around the water. River levels can change quickly without notice due to water releases upstream.
  • Public Safety
    • For emergencies call 911.
    • Routine patrols of the Bear River Park and Campground by Placer County Sheriff Deputies and Park Rangers who can assist guests.
  • RVs and Tents: Allowed with no guarantee spaces are large enough to accommodate RVs. No hook-ups available.
  • Sound Amplification and Quiet Hours. Bear River Campground observes Quiet Hours between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m, during which time no amplified sound is permitted. No person shall operate any sound amplification device in such a manner that the volume is unreasonably loud, raucous, jarring, disturbing, or a nuisance to persons or domestic animals within any area of audibility. Generators are not allowed to operate during quiet hours.
  • Weapons: No person shall possess a weapon unless possession is authorized under the California Penal Code. No person may or shoot, discharge, or fire any bullet, arrow, or other projectiles into, over, or on any PRA.
  • Wildlife: No person shall feed, disturb, harm, or kill any wildlife.