Bear River Campground
Welcome to Bear River Campground
Located in Colfax, the Bear River Campground offers a variety of recreational activities from camping, hiking, swimming, fishing, gold panning, and much more! The campground is home to five miles of trails that run throughout the park’s 200-acre property where wildlife such as deer, porcupines, and squirrels are often seen. Make your online camping reservation now.
Placer County is in partnership with the California Land Management (CLM) who maintain, operate, and assist with the Bear River Campground site.
The Bear River Campgrounds is closed to all overnight camping for the remainder of 2021 due to the impact of the River Fire. Bear River Campgrounds is also closed to public day use until further notice. For more information about the River Fire please, visit: https://www.placer.ca.gov/1379/Current-Emergency-Information
The public hotline is also available at 530-886-5310.
Day-Use Hours of Operation
1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset
April 1st through October 31st
Phone: (530) 886-4901
Email: [email protected]
Emergency: 911 or Colfax Dispatch (530) 346-2256
No Open Flames: June 1st through October 31st
- No campfires and no fireworks allowed at any time
- No fireworks allowed at any time
- For more detailed information, please click on the PDF below:
FIRE RESTRICTIONS INFORMATION (PDF)
Trail Length & Use
5 miles of multiple-use trail for horses, bicycles and hikers.
Bear River Campground Multipurpose Trail
The Bear River is part of a large network of steams draining the western slope of the Sierra Nevada. It was to these streams and rivers that the pioneers of the 1800's came to seek their fortunes. Although the "Gold Rush" is over, the Bear River is still a valuable mining resource. However, today it is aggregate, not gold, which is taken from the river bed.
Bear River Campground Opens April 1st and Closes October 31st. There are 23 Family and 2 Group Camp sites available.