22 Parks near Angels Camp, California
Jun 2016 - $45.00
This park is cut into a steep hillside. After some rather interesting interior roads, we were escorted to a level pull through site with moderate afternoon shade. Utilities worked well and Wi-Fi was strong. A good overnight stop. - Alworth
Jun 2016 - $45.00
We recently stayed here, we were in a 37' fifth wheel with 3 slides.
Reservation process worked smoothly. We arrived during their lunch hour, and the office closes during lunch. But they had our information posted right on the front door.
Location was easy to find, but if you are driving a larger unit, roads are very curvy and narrow. Postings on the road that units over a certain size aren't advised on the roads.
Our site was great, very private, fairly level. Water, electricity, and sewer all worked ok. Our particular site had large flowering trees around it, which were great for privacy, but also seemed to attract many, many bees. No big deal for us, but if you a concern about bees, you may want to note that when you make your reservations.
Even though the RV park is closed to the highway, we didn't seem to hear any road noise.
There is a pool on site, small but adequate for a quick dip. No hot tub.
We didn't use the wi-fi very much, but had ok reception with our AT&T cell phones.
Many attractions in the area, including caves, state parks, and many wineries. Also, if you are up for a long day trip, can get to the west entrance of Yosemite.
Bathrooms were ok, nothing special, but they were clean. It does seem to be an older park, roads are narrower, but the privacy of many of the sites can't be beat. - KTorline
Apr 2016 - $45.00
We stayed with our camping club and were very impressed by the park. It's maintained well, the office staff was super friendly and helpful and the park staff escorting us to the site were great. Water pressure and taste were good and the 50 amp pedestal was well placed. Park staff offered us a 50-30 adapter for our use there when we checked in and instead of digging for mine, I accepted with no charge. WiFi was free and worked well for us and the park was calm and quiet for the weekend. This is a nice place to stay. - Bluestreak
Jun 2016 - $22.00
The men's bathroom was not clean except for the one day the caretaker cleaned it. It really needed daily cleaning. Park was OK. We were there for little league tournament. The park was right next to the ball fields, so worked for us. Roads were very dusty. There was hardly anyone there. There are some full time live-ins. The sites if full would be close but hardly anyone stays there. I would stay again for a short period. - Littlegrami
Sep 2014 - $22.00
$22 Senior rate can't be beat. ($25 regular) Grass sites that needed several boards to level but hookups were easy and I even found some shade. Famous Frog Jumping fairground, lots of Winery's and a quaint old town but the road - Hwy 49 - is not so 'friendly', be Careful. Easy access to Murphy, CA for a day of wine tasting. WiFi is a charge of $10 day but restrooms are fine and has shower. I get several antenna tv stations and phone service is good. Stayed 2 days and found this park very adequate on my way to Yosemite. - SailorGolf
Jul 2012 - $25.00
This was a over nighter spot for us. We were pleasantly surprised. It is at the fairgrounds, but was great for the price. Internet was a separate company which we had to pay for. We actually had the guy come out and get us connected, but it was so nice to get back online we didn't care. - goldenk9s
Dec 2015 - $12.00
Lots of wide open space. Too hot in the summers to camp, but spring and fall is awesome. Camp spots are little to close in my opinion. When the lake is full it has some nice views. Great for fishing, and the lake is pretty big so on the usual day it is not to busy. Roads in good condition, sites are kept up and clean. Shower and bathroom are moderately clean and there is good pressure and hot water. Beware of the few speedster boats. - CornDog1982
May 2008 - $16.00
We stayed at Glory Hole Rec Area / Big Oak Campground for 3 nights while attending the Calavaras County Fair/Frog Jumping weekend. The campground is about 15 minutes from the fairgrounds. The camp sites are fairly good in size (we stayed in site 111) however, there is little to no shade. The weekend we spent there it was over 105 F. and could use a few trees. AC and a good generator allowed us to stay. There are no full hook-up, and water connections are not very friendly for filling your rig. There is a nice new dumping station but, it is closed until sometime in 2009. As of May 2008, the water is very low at the lake and the swimming areas is basically dirt so, there is no place for kids to swim. - Gary Borella
Nov 2005 - $16.00
This is a lovely BLM campground at New Melones Lake Recreation Area between Sonora and Angels Camp on Hwy 49. Boat rentals are available for fishing and there are several places from the shore to fish as well - we caught a couple of nice trout. There is a free dump station at the sister campground called Tuttletown Recreation area which is a few miles south on Hwy 49. Camped here in a Class C. - Charlie262
Jul 2016 - $45.00
Nice park, with a walking trail into Columbia. Good amenities and quiet. Showers needed some cleanup and maintenance, but otherwise a very nice stay. Camped two nights and three days, and would return again. Rates competitive and access to sites is very good. - chrisbfishin
May 2016 - $40.00
The park is small but very clean and the sites are nice. The walk to downtown Columbia is only 5 minutes away as is the old marble quarry. The town of Murphys is only a few miles away to drive to. Would definitely recommend this campground to friends. For the price it is worth it! - Wendy 67
May 2016 - $42.00
This park is in a great location. Easy access to local sites. The Park itself is dated. Needs updated cable and internet services. We would not stay here again. - R&M
Jul 2016 - $45.00
This is an older park that has been well maintained and reflects the history of the gold rush era. It has varies levels and sites tho all are gravel. The main road is paved and the staff leads you and guides you into your site. There is a fenced in dog run with sawdust at the front of the park. Otherwise there isn't any walking or exercising paths or trails.
The historic town of Colimbia is 1/2 mile away but windy steep road does not encourage you to walk into town.
Laundry is only $1 a load and the Friday night hotdog feed was fun. It is very quiet and most sites have some shade during the day.
I would recommend this park over all the others in this area. Definately the nicest in the area. - MJHP*28
May 2016 - $40.00
I was put in charge to choose an RV park for our recent trip to the Gold Country (Northern California). There were not many choices in the area where we were staying and by chance, I happened upon the 49er RV Ranch. I reserved our sites several months in advance. We were a party of 2 travel trailers (27 and 24 ft. respectively) and 4 adults. My first impression of the park was that the spaces are small, tight and in need of a little sprucing up. We were placed in an area called the "penthouse" since it is elevated above the main site circle near the office. The penthouse is two sites on a small pad and due to our sizes, we had to have the park back in one of our trailers with their hitch tractor. Our doors literally faced each other....good thing that we were with our friends! We walked the entire park and I could see that this place was probably pretty darn special in its heyday. The gold panning area, the water wheel, the cool barn that hosts complimentary bbqs for the campers on Friday nights, the hospitality house with free coffee in the morning and the beautiful trees all make a pretty neat setting. The bathroom, the laundry room, and the small sites could all use a major makeover. RVs are bigger now than when this park came to be and I don't know how you could make the sites deeper and wider without some major renovations. The staff and the owner were all very kind and eager to please. The highlight of our stay would have to be the BBQ on Friday night with complimentary polish or hot dogs, beans, chips and beverages. That was a nice touch and it allowed campers to chat with others in a history-filled setting. Would I stay at the 49er RV Ranch again? Probably not. We were pretty cramped in our site and have become accustomed to more space and more privacy between sites. If we were younger with kids, a small trailer or tent trailer, and really wanted to explore the Gold Rush era of this area, I would definitely come to the 49er RV Ranch. - ibfrog
May 2016 - $43.00
Very nice park, our third time here. We stayed three nights, using this as a base to explore south to Jamestown and north to Amador City. Such a cute, rustic, atmospheric park, takes you back in time to the gold rush days. That said, they manage to keep it rustic and charming without it also being tacky and rundown. Sites are gravel; green around them is just mowed weeds, would almost be better to have more gravel and no green surfaces at all. The weeds have a lot of foxtails in them, which were an issue for our dogs. (Foxtails get stuck between toes, and if not found, work their way inside the dog, under the skin. Big hazard.) LOTS of trees, nice and shady; up a long road so you are pretty isolated; feels like real camping! Staff is very helpful and friendly; we were in a site on the hill, but had help getting in and getting out. - MarvMarvs
Sep 2011 - $30.00
Open field camping with some shade in selected sites. Level and easy to maneuver for big rigs. Clean bathhouses. We had full hookups with 50 amp and partial shade. Perfectly good place to stay and convenient to the Sonora Twain Harte area. About an hour and 40 minute drive to Yosemite. Will stay here again. - lmg
Sep 2011 - $30.00
Access to locked restrooms/showers is by keypad. If you arrive when the office is closed, there may not be anyone there to give you the code, and there is no phone number to call. Campground host was not there the whole weekend we stayed, but the maintenance crew happened to be working Sat. morning, and they were able to help. (We were told by another camper that the host hadn't been there during his previous visit either.) We called the next time we planned to stay to ask for the code or a phone number and were told to use the facilities in our RV. Won't stay there again despite it being a fairly nice and convenient place. - jlms
Jul 2011 - $30.00
The good news, the new bathrooms are done. The bad news, they still are not being cleaned. We were here for over a week the grass hasn’t been mowed the bathrooms were not cleaned. They still don’t have Wi-Fi and the price has been raised to $30 per night with no discounts for week stays or Good Sam or anything. Not sure how often we will stay here in the future. To bad that this great community asset is not being utilized. - joe4golf
May 2016 - $20.00
Condition of the Park ranges from good to bad. Some of the trailers look like they are falling apart and need to be towed away while others are brand new. The bathroom and showers work but the water is luke warm at best and the pressure is terrible. Extremely slippery floors. Roads are in good condition, but with aggressive speed bumps all over the place. They weed whack fairly often so the weeds stay down.
Manager and Owner not pleasant or understanding. Made me feel inferior. Park has Loud Bass Booming Music, Loud Cars with Exhaust, Highway right next to it, and kids you don't know who get into your stuff and ask for stuff. Don't go here. - CornDog1982
Oct 2011 - $30.00
This is a pleasant park. The manager is very friendly and accommodating. Lots of long term residents but lots are kept clean and tidy. Surprised at the trees and shade. Pool is beautiful. Restrooms and showers are extremely clean. Keys are given out to the over nighters. The only complaint is some lots are parked next to three big propane dispensers. Kind of unnerving. - Snooker2
Aug 2010 - $20.00
We have been staying at this park for six years usually for a month long stay. We typically have to trim a few branches to slip into our site with our 40' rig. Park personnel are always helpful and willing to trim as needed to make the site suitable. There is plenty of shade in the upper campground. There are also RV sites available in the mobile home section of the park. Those are usually given to longer term stays. We enjoy visiting the gold hills region of California with its mining heritage and newer wine country heritage. - LivinTheDream
Jun 2011 - $20.00
Overall nice dry camping park. Would definitely not bring a rig over 27 feet here. Narrow turns. One corner took 30 minutes to navigate due to crowding. Great for trout fishing and young children. Caution - dump facility is closed on Sundays. Excellent restaurant/bar -the Steam Donkey; reasonable prices and great food. - Maltaman
Jul 2009 - $20.00
This campground was disappointing enough that we stayed only for one night, while we had a reservation for two. The contrast with the Yosemite North Pine campground we were coming from was stunning. When we arrived, mid-afternoon, two cars were already parked in our site. OK, these people were nice and moved out without problem while we had to drive the loop around. The campground next to ours was occupied by a group of at least 15 people drinking and yelling all night, despite the fact that the campground regulations say that the limit of 6 persons per site is strictly enforced. Our site had a significant slope. Some people were burning scrap wood, producing thick smoke and a bad plastic smell. The light was out of service in the very dirty bathrooms: no hooks, a dirty shelf with peeling paint. The showers were worth a photo. For $5, you get: a stall with dirt hanging 9 inches from the ceiling, and an unpainted, wet and unsanitary wood bench. The next campground in our trip was in Calaveras, at the "Golden Pines RV Resort & Campground". For the same price as 4 showers at Pinecrest ($20), we got reasonably clean showers ($1 extra) and a very nice camping spot. Please understand that different people have different tastes. I am sure that many campers will love Pinecrest: those who do not mind crowds, smoke and noise, whose main activity is to sit and drink beer, while children are running around without supervision. Fine also if you like power boats. We are more of the quiet type: hikers, nature watchers. So, despite the crowds, we preferred by far our campgrounds in Yosemite and Calaveras. I will not return to Pinecrest. - NationalParkLover
Jul 2008 - $19.00
Excellent Boondocking Park - sunchasermel
Apr 2015 - $8.00
Although we did not spend the night here we did spend the day walking around it. It is COE, most sites are open (not shaded) and a lot of them can hold large RVs and are very spacious. Not all are level by any means but some are, like site 18. There is no cell reception and only vault toilets. It does have an easily accessible dump station. - rhianna
Mar 2016 - $10.00
It's easy getting in and out with good paved roads. This is dry camping with water available, but not in each camp site. It is NOT an RV Park. It is a nice camp ground. There is a table and fire ring. No electric hookups. What we liked: camp sites are large and nicely spaced such that we didn't feel crowded. It was quiet at night. The place was clean. There is water in the lake. Needs Improvement: Sites have fairly level tent areas. However, RVs will take some work to get level. Be careful of the large rocks and curbs. We'll be back. - Lamplighter
Apr 2015 - $8.00
We love COE, FS, BLM campgrounds, not just because we can get the "old peoples discount" but because they are usually quiet, sites are roomy and they are protected natural parks. This campground though should have a sign at the entrance that says "rigs over 35' BEWARE". The roads are VERY tight with lots of sharp curves and lots of trees. We pulled into Site #1 because it was the longest and most level. #3 could also have been OK. Those 2 sites are just inside the entrance gate so you don't have to drive the other loops. Anyone that drives a large motorhome knows how difficult it is to get level and almost ALL the sites here have a flaw. We are not really picky people even though this review may sound like it but I just want people with large rigs to be forewarned. After all that, we really liked this park. We may not have had any cell service or Internet or TV but we took lots of beautiful walk through the park and along the trails. It has 2 dump stations with easy access and water stations throughout. - rhianna
Nov 2012 - $8.00
We love Army Corps of Engineer campgrounds. They are always near water, always scenic, and always quiet. We can live comfortably for a week with no hookups so we are very content in this type of setting. Acorn COE is very picturesque and just about any site will have a nice view. The area is abundant with wildlife. We had deer come through our campsite and saw turkeys numerous times. The nightly rate is $16 but with the Golden Age National Park Passport it is 50% off, so cost us $8 a night. We camped here with another couple and we had adjoining sites. We enjoyed many a campfire in our 5 day stay here. - RoamingRetirees