New online reservation system for Bear River Campground set to go live in January

Published on December 22, 2017

Placer County’s Bear River Campground is moving to an online reservation system. Campers will be able to go online and reserve group campsites beginning Jan. 2, and family campsites beginning March 1.

While the 2018 camping season isn’t set to begin until April 1, future campers can start claiming their campsites just after the beginning of the new year.

The park’s prior method of reserving a campsite over the phone has been discontinued and walk-in reservations will not be available.

The new reservation system will help the county better monitor who’s staying at the campground and ensure camper accountability.

County park rangers will continue to patrol the park and campground to help keep the area family friendly.

Located in Colfax on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada, Bear River Park and Campground also offers many hiking trails and fishing along the Bear River.

The park’s day-use area is open to the public at no charge and available everyday, from a half hour before sunrise to a half hour after sunset.

The new online reservation system will be available on the Bear River Park and Campground website.