49er RV Ranch, Columbia, California

We were thrilled to find 49er RV Ranch along Highway 49, California's Gold Rush route through the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada range. The park is located just a short walk from Columbia State Historic Park, which is a living historical town from the Gold Rush era. The RV park offers mostly long term rentals, but a handful of sites in their lower section are available for short stays. We were greeted after dark on a cold, fall evening by a friendly gentlemen who told us exactly where to go and helped us back in our rig. We also had choice of which remaining site we wanted, so I picked site 57, which was level and more spacious than the remaining available sites. With full hookups and a large, level pad, we were set for our few days of exploring. The campground has some interesting mining relics to explore, along with a small gift shop, horseshoes, gold panning, laundry facilities, propane fill, and our favorite, the Hospitality House, which offers complimentary coffee, danishes, and small breakfast items free of charge for guests. The Hospitality House seemed to be open morning, noon and night! Just short walk away you will find and be able to explore the large living gold town of Columbia. There you will find exhibits, geocahches, saloons, bakeries, and shops to peruse. There are many places to picnic and lots of large open grassy areas and parking for day use visitors. Since this is such a small park with so many other attractions in the area including Railtown 1897 SHP, Jamestown SHP, Moaning Caverns, Natural Bridges, and more, reservations are recommended.

Best Sites: 55, 57-63
Poor Sites: 49, 53
Hookups: Electric, Water & Sewer
Potable Water: Yes
Dump Within Facility: Yes