North Fork American River Campgrounds

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North Fork Campgrounds

The two campgrounds along the North Fork of the American River are popular with campers who want to get away to quiet locations. The American River is more of a stream here, making it a great place for campers to swim, wade, fish, and hike.

map of campgrounds along the North Fork of the American River, CA

North Fork Campground

Located along the North Fork of the American River on Texas Hill Road, six miles off Interstate 80 at the Emigrant Gap exit. At 4,700 feet the campground is open from the end of May to the end of September.

Campground Amenities

  • 17 campsites (15 for tents or RVs, 2 walk-in tent-only sites), vault toilets, piped water
  • Picnic tables, grills, fire rings
  • Swimming hole in the American River (more like a stream here), fishing

Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or Recreation.gov - North Fork Campground
Fees: $24 per site, $5 for extra vehicle

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Tunnel Mills Group Campground

Located on the East Fork of the North Fork of the American River. To reach the campground exit Interstate 80 at Emigrant Gap and drive south 7½ miles on Texas Hill Road. The campground is at 4,600 feet and is usually open from the end of May to the end of September.

Campground Amenities

  • 2 group sites (one for tents and RVs, the other for tents only), each site can accommodate up to 30 people and 6 vehicles
  • Vault toilets, no piped water
  • Picnic tables, fire rings, grills
  • Hiking, fishing

Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or Recreation.gov - Tunnel Mills Group Campground
Fees: $99 per site

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