We allow fires in designated barbecues and fire pits up to July 1st each year. No open fires are allowed at the campground after July 1st. Cooking is only allowed on portable propane-type camp stoves after July 1st. This measure is made in order to protect our nearby residents from wildfire risk. The July 1st fire ban date is subject to change during abnormally dry years.
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There are no long-term or living accommodations at BRCG. The longest stay at our campgrounds is 7 days in a row, and no more than 14 days total within a calendar year.
There are no hook-ups for RVs, electricity, or running water provided at the campground.
There is no running water, showers, sinks, or flushable toilets provided at the campground.
RVs can be accommodated only in sites 5 & 7-23.Sites 1-4 are walk-ins, tent only. Site 6 is not large enough to fit an RV.
RVs can be no larger than 30'.
You can check in at whatever time you'd like; however, you must book your reservation online ahead of time.Note that check-in time begins at 2:00pm and check-out is 12:00pm on the final day of your reservation.
Group campground reservations are made online beginning at 8:00 am the first business day following January 1st for the camping season that begins April 1st of the same calendar year. Camping season ends October 31st each year (for example, if January 1st falls on a Friday, reservations would be accepted beginning Monday, January 4th at 8:00 am). You must have special event insurance to have a group reservation.
Yes, but it is pursuant under Fish and Game laws and regulations. Please visit this page for more information.
No. Off-roading vehicles are not permitted.
Yes. There is limited parking, so please plan ahead. Hours are sunrise to sunset.
You must call at least 5 days in advance at (530) 886-4901 for the family campsites, and at least 30 days in advance for the group campgrounds.
No. Hunting is not allowed in the Bear River Campground.
No person shall possess a weapon unless possession is authorized under the California Penal Code. No person may shoot, discharge, or fire any bullet, arrow, or other projectile into, over, or on the Bear River Campground.
Please view state codes for mining. Click here. We do not allow any motorized equipment or other methods that can potentially cause erosion.