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TrainSpotting 9-2018: Northern California

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TrainSpotting 9-2018: Northern California

Time: June 8, 2018 to June 10, 2018
Location: Twain, CA off Highway 70 near Quincy
Street: Highway 70
City/Town: Twain, CA
Website or Map: https://www.recreation.gov/ca…
Event Type: campout
Organized By: westywoman
Latest Activity: Jun 29

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For information on the Hallsted campground, the recreation.gov link is below:


The Historic Feather River Railroad route runs on the opposite side of the river from the campground. Trains climb and descend the grade at all hours-you will be falling asleep to the rumble of the diesel engines and the squeal of steel wheels on the tracks. If you have never driven through the Feather River Canyon, it is a real treat!

100 FREE things to do in Plumas County:


Those looking for hot springs can find them a couple miles up the road. Formerly known as "Woody's", they are now associated with an RV and cabin establishment. I think you need to call ahead and there is a $5 fee. Details here:


The Twain Store is walking distance from the campground and has ice, ice cream, deli items, beer and more. The camp host will have firewood for sale.

You can tour the Seven Wonders of the Railroad World in Plumas County:


Comment Wall

Comment by Joel Bubeck on April 22, 2018 at 5:37pm

Everyone, we unfortunately are heading south for a well deserved vacation during Trainspotting so I will be giving back my site 8 to recreation.gov. If anyone is interested in claiming that site, I’ll wait til you contact me to give it back so you can jump on it. 

Comment by Joel Bubeck on April 25, 2018 at 8:36am

OK, so sadly, as mentioned above, I have cancelled my reservation for site 8 and it is now available on recreation.gov.  Sorry we can't be there.  It's one of my favorite places.

Comment by Gene Burris on May 23, 2018 at 8:42am

Does anybody know if there is any bike trails? Mountain or street bike?

Comment by westywoman on May 23, 2018 at 9:53am

Mountain bike trail from Twain  to Butterfly Valley. Crosses railroad tracks. I don't know the details.

Comment by westywoman on May 23, 2018 at 9:57am

The only sites left for reservations are 2, 3 and 8. Let me know if there are any updates to the list below:

01- Ralph(Kampin King)

04- Unknown

05- Blake/Shelby

06- Unknown

07- Mahan Family

09- Not reservable

10 Kris

11- Westywoman (Melissa)/TBD

12- Kathy & Mike Marlow/share

13- John LaT/share

14- Westywoman (Melissa)/TBD

15- Unknown

16- Corey and Joe

17- Bruce/Gene

18- Doug Vincent

20- Mike and Erin

Comment by Susan Daniele on May 23, 2018 at 9:16pm

Hi - I have just reserved site 8...looking forward to camping again!

Comment by John LaTorre on May 30, 2018 at 11:42am

I drove to Quincy last weekend, and found that it was clear sailing from Oroville to Twain along 70. (And, yes, I spotted some trains, too.) If you're coming from the direction of Quincy to Twain, there are signs saying "rough road," but as of last weekend the road surface wasn't that bad.

Comment by westywoman on May 30, 2018 at 11:49am

 It's time to start the chatter. Historically at TrainSpotting, we have had a group potluck dinner on Saturday. Does the group want to have a potluck again this year? Or take a year off and dine on your own? Please weigh in with your preference. I, for one, am ready to skip it for a change.

Comment by Mike on May 30, 2018 at 12:55pm

If anyone is looking for a camping spot, let me know.  I think we might be having to cancel.

Comment by Gene Burris on May 30, 2018 at 3:24pm

Cook on our own is fine with me.


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