16 Parks near Jamestown, California
Jul 2008 - $30.00
This campsite is on Don Pedro Lake and is good for use if you want to utilize the lake. The campsite itself has a woodsy setting. Each site has a fire pit and bench. The site we had (A8) was relatively private and had lots of shade and protection from the wind. The website is very good and provides pictures and a rating for each site indicating whether there is shade, whether the sites are level, etc. Downside to the campsite are as follows: Marina/general store is about 1.5 miles from the boat launch, 1.25 miles from the campsite which is inconvenient especially if you are towing a boat; hilly and steep in areas -not toddler/kid friendly; no pets and no view of the lake from the campsite. Campsite itself was pretty nice, but the inconvenience of having the boat launch so far from the marina/store and campsite was problematic and inconvenient. We will probably not return for that reason. - tagalongwife
Aug 2016 - $30.00
Stayed in advance of the Strawberry Music Festival near Tuolumne, arriving on A Wednesday afternoon. First come-first served, envelope system for payment. Full hookups and wonderful water.
The upper RV sites are in shade and pretty level in an open, park-like setting. There were a few other campers nearby, all music festival attendees.
Fine place to camp: easily accessible off the highway and close to town for all our shopping needs in advance of a 4-day music event. - ReggieK
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
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
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
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
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
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
May 2006 - $25.00
Pine Mountain Lake is an expensive, exclusive retirement/resort community. It seemed obvious that their purpose in having a campground would be to attract friends of property owners & potential new members/owners. Apparently not so! When I made my reservations for May (in January) they insisted I pay in full, by check, not credit card, but then didn't cash the check for 2 months. It took 3 calls before I could get anyone to acknowledge they'd even received it. Upon arrival, the gatekeeper informed me that the campground wasn't part of the lake complex, but was 3 miles on down the road. When we got there, only 3 other sites were occupied & 2 of them not actually inhabited. The site we'd been assigned required a long twisting downhill back-in so we took a different one- no one noticed, there was no 'host' on site. After setting up our trailer, we went to the bathrooms (which seem to be located so as to be as inaccessible as possible from every site in the place) only to discover they had punch-code locks & we didn't have the code. No cell service in the park so we had to drive back to the gate keeper's den to get it. 2 Days later a company truck drove in, gave us a friendly wave & went down & changed the codes without telling us. Again, back to the dreaded gate keeper. No apology for the inconvenience this time either. That night a pleasant young man with a middle-european accent knocked to inquire "Please, how does one acquire the rest-room code?". Obviously it's a closely guarded secret. The park's in a pretty little valley with several creeks through it, but it was a mess. The only "maintenance" that appeared to have been done was to refill the TP & the paper towels in the restroom. The utilities are also on the wrong side for most of the hookup sites There were deer, squirrels, birds & a great nightly 'bat show'. The golf course was very nice, but $65 a round & slopes 133, so be prepared. It's an hour & a half drive to Yosemite Valley. This is a 'never again' place for us because of the (lack of) management issues. We shoulda known when my wife's cousin who lives there asked "Why'd you pick there instead of someplace nicer?". - gs2rt
Jul 2016 - $60.00
I am really disappointed with this park. The road to get it the campground is extremely steep with hairpin turns. But honestly all roads to get to Yosemite will require some challenging roads. The elderly lady at check in was very rude and it appeared that we were a bother for her to help check us in. We were not offered an escort to our site. The campground is extremely dusty. The campground has a small petting zoo, but it also smells terrible. The sites are very close together, and we could hear our neighbor's conversations. We went back to the office to let them know that we were leaving a day early, and they never asked why we were dissatisfied. I will not return to this park, not recommend it to others. The internet rarely worked and you do not get any value for your dollar. - Brian11
Jul 2016 - $50.00
Love this park and its feel of being in the forest. The sites are nice and the park didn't even feel overcrowded during July 4th weekend. There is a nice pool and store and it is well maintained and security roams around all the time. There was a camper with a fire too big by our site and was told to tone it down . All pets were on leashes and it seemed that owners picked up after them . The place is pretty quiet and has families and tourists and less of that party feel that some parks have. We will be back. - Offshrdude
Jun 2016 - $70.00
We stayed in one of the no dump spots. It was a nice secluded spot away from the majority of other campers. We really enjoyed it! If your rig is too large to stay in Yosemite, this park is a great alternative. - RVGma