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Springtime In The Foothills

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Springtime In The Foothills

Time: March 16, 2018 to March 18, 2018
Location: Indian Grinding Rock State Park, Pioneer near Jackson, CA
Street: 14881 Pine Grove-Volcano Road
City/Town: Pine Grove, CA 95665
Website or Map: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page…
Phone: Park Office: (209) 296-7488
Event Type: campout
Organized By: KampnKing
Latest Activity: Mar 25

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Event Description

Peaceful camping in the historic foothills!
Join us for a relaxing camping experience at this secluded campground.
The sites are on a gentle slope with mixed oak and conifers. Sites are spaced fairly well apart. Bathrooms are new and clean. Coin Showers are available.
The campground is only a short 1 hour and 10 minute drive from Sacramento.

Reservations at Reserve California here.

Park brochure here.

Campground brochure and map here

Campsite Photos here.

Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park (IGR) is located in the Sierra Nevada foothills 12 miles east of Jackson, CA. The park nestles in a little valley 2,400 feet above sea level with open meadows and large valley oaks that once provided the Native Americans of this area with an ample supply of acorns. There is a museum and Native American village here to tour. Several easyish nature trails provide views of the park and wildlife.

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Comment by regis101 on February 7, 2018 at 4:26pm

There is plenty of shelter on hand to keep dry and warm and both.  No worries

Comment by regis101 on February 25, 2018 at 2:47pm

Pulled this up.  


Sites look comfy cozy.  Site 13 is open enough that it would be good for 

Party Central.  

Comment by regis101 on February 25, 2018 at 2:51pm

But..., just checked the reservation site.  #13 is an ADA site.  No worries.

Comment by Mike Fernandez on February 25, 2018 at 5:22pm

I'm in site #10

Comment by John LaTorre on February 28, 2018 at 6:01pm

Any chance I can buddy up with somebody and split the site cost? 

And I'll be happy to bring the Tent of Doom as a talisman against wet weather, but I've never been to this site before and I don't know whether the fire sites would accommodate it.

Comment by regis101 on February 28, 2018 at 6:21pm

I'll do ya one better.  I also have site #9.  You can settle on in there if ya want.  

Lemme know.

From the pics, the sites look fairly wooded.  I was also thinking of bringing shelter especially now that the rains seem to have found us.  If you want to bring the TofD, I can at least bring the camo tarp to use as a throw over to help keep yours dry or just use the tarp.  Pretty much same footprint. Your ropes and poles could be used or I'll bring mine.  Another thought is that if the sites are wooded, with a tarp(s), we could string ropes from the trees and make a lean-to of sorts.  

Eh, no worries.  It always works out.

Comment by Mike Fernandez on February 28, 2018 at 7:31pm

I have to bail on this campout. I will be in Oregon due to a unfortunate circumstance. Have a great time and I'll see you on the next one. 

Comment by regis101 on February 28, 2018 at 7:54pm

You'll be missed.  

Comment by John LaTorre on March 1, 2018 at 11:47am

I'll be glad to take site 9, Regis, and I'll pay you for it. And since the attendance won't be great, I think that the camo tent would be big enough for us all if it's wet. We'll just keep an eye on the weather and decide what to bring and who brings it later.

Comment by John LaTorre on March 1, 2018 at 11:48am

And, Mike, we'll catch you on the next one. Know that as you weather the storm of unfortunate circumstances, we're pulling for you and yours.


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