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ROCKY REST, CA

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Rocky Rest Campground is located off of Highway 49, in the North Yuba River area near Downieville, in central California. Visitors enjoy a wide variety of recreational activities in the area, including hiking, hunting, fishing, canoeing and gold panning.The campground is situated on a ridge...

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Overview

Rocky Rest Campground is located off of Highway 49, in the North Yuba River area near Downieville, in central California. Visitors enjoy a wide variety of recreational activities in the area, including hiking, hunting, fishing, canoeing and gold panning.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated on a ridge above the North Yuba River, where a forest of Douglas fir, pine and oak provides ample shade, but limited privacy between sites.

Recreation:

A trailhead for the North Yuba Trail is located within the campground. This 7.5-mile trail is open to hiking.

The North Yuba River offers swimming, wading and rainbow trout fishing. A small rocky beach and swimming hole are situated at the water's edge. The river is a popular destination for seasonal rafting, kayaking and tubing.

Facilities:

The campground offers several single-family sites. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Gold Panning
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • River Access
  • Self Pay Station
  • Swimming
  • Tables
  • Trailheads
  • Tubing
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water
Know Before You Go
  • 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; comment 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.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    ROCKY REST

    DOWNIEVILLE  CA  95936

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (530)862-1368