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CAL-IDA, CA

Cal-Ida Campground is located on Highway 49, across the road from the North Yuba River, 13 miles from Downieville. Visitors enjoy a wide variety of recreational activities in the area, including hiking, hunting, fishing, canoeing and gold panning.The campground lies across the highway...
Status: Open through Sat Oct 18 2014   Season Dates

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  • In accordance with standard industry practices, Tahoe Recreation will be assessing a $5 additional vehicle fee on the 'second vehicle' in each single family campsite, and on the 'third and fourth vehicle' in any double family campsite, provided these vehicles are not joined to the first vehicle by a hitch and towed onto the site. In the case of motorcycles, the first two are considered to be one vehicle and the third and fourth are also considered to be one vehicle. No additional vehicle fees are collected for bicycles.
  • Bears frequent the area; all food must be kept in approved containers
  • An additional $2 per day fee is charged for reservations during Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends
  • Utility hookups and showers are not available
  • This facility is operated by Tahoe Recreation, doing business as California Land Management and comments are welcome; forms are available from campground hosts or online
  • Click here for more information on the Tahoe National Forest
  • Fire restrictions may be imposed at any time due to hot, dry weather conditions, at which time campfires and charcoal fires may not be allowed. For current fire conditions or weather closures contact the Yuba River Ranger District (530) 288-3231 or 478-6253 (voice), (530) 288-3656 (TDD).
    • Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.
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    AREA CAL-IDA STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 30 Back-In
    Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
    Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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    AREA CAL-IDA TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC 6 15 Back-In
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    AREA CAL-IDA STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 30 Back-In
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    Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
    ** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
    *** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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    Overview

    Overview

    Cal-Ida Campground is located on Highway 49, across the road from the North Yuba River, 13 miles from Downieville. Visitors enjoy a wide variety of recreational activities in the area, including hiking, hunting, fishing, canoeing and gold panning.

    Natural Features:

    The campground lies across the highway from the North Yuba River. Oak, maple and locust trees are scattered throughout the campground, offering some shade.

    Recreation:

    The North Yuba River offers swimming, wading and rainbow trout fishing. Seasonal rafting, kayaking and tubing are popular water activities.

    A network of trails crisscrosses through the surrounding area. The Yuba River Trail can be accessed nearby.

    Facilities:

    The campground offers several single-family campsites, some of which are designated for tent camping only. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided.

    Booking Window

    STANDARD NONELECTRIC

    Fri Sep 05 2014 - Mon Mar 02 2015

    Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

    TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC

    Fri Sep 05 2014 - Mon Mar 02 2015

    Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

    Season Dates

    Season Schedule

    Park Season Start End
    Peak Fri Apr 25 2014 Sat Oct 18 2014
    Peak Fri Apr 24 2015 Sat Oct 17 2015
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • Campfire Rings
    • Canoeing
    • Drinking Water
    • Firewood Vendor
    • Fishing
    • Gold Panning
    • Hiking
    • Host
    • Hunting
    • Kayaking
    • Rafting
    • River Access
    • Self Pay Station
    • Swimming
    • Tables
    • Tent sites
    • Trailheads
    • Tubing
    • Vault Toilets
    Fees and Cancellation Policies

    Fees and Cancellation

    Fee Information
    Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

    Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
    Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

    Changes and Cancellations
    A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


    Facility Rates*
    Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
    Peak Season
    Apr 25 2014 -
    Oct 18 2014
    TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $21.82-$23.64
    STANDARD NONELECTRIC $21.82-$23.64
    Peak Season
    Apr 24 2015 -
    Oct 17 2015
    TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $21.82
    STANDARD NONELECTRIC $21.82

    *Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
    **Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
    Getting There
    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    39.52, -120.99667
    39°31'12"N, 120°59'48"W

    From Downieville, travel south on Highway 49 for about 13 miles. The campground is on the right side of the highway.
    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    CAL-IDA

    DOWNIEVILLE  CA  95936

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (530)862-1368