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TrainSpotting 8-2017: Northern California

Event Details

TrainSpotting 8-2017: Northern California

Time: June 9, 2017 to June 11, 2017
Location: Twain, CA off Highway 70 near Quincy
Street: Highway 70
City/Town: Twain, CA
Website or Map: http://www.recreation.gov/cam…
Event Type: campout
Organized By: westywoman
Latest Activity: Jun 18

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Event Description

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

Hallsted Campground

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!

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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. It is customary for us to have a group potluck dinner on Saturday -TBD.

Comment Wall

Comment by Gene Burris on March 16, 2017 at 2:15pm

I will be in 17, will share with Kris.

Comment by Kris Hansen on March 16, 2017 at 9:43pm

Thanks Gene.  See you all in a couple of months.  Looking forward to it, should be a good one!!

Comment by Jamez on April 4, 2017 at 11:01am

Helllllooo campers,

Sorry I've been so MIA sine last summer. Homer is in the shop getting his transmission rebuilt :( . I was waaay too slow on getting on the reservation train for this most amazing event, anyone willing to share with James and Syd?

Comment by John LaTorre on April 5, 2017 at 11:39am

You can share with me, Jamez.

Comment by Jamez on April 5, 2017 at 1:29pm

aww shucks john, me and syd are extremely grateful, this is by far my favorite campout! I was getting ready to bandit camp down by the river and the general store

Comment by westywoman on April 8, 2017 at 8:46am

Quincy CHP: April 8: "Mother Nature has decided you are not allowed to travel on 70 in the Canyon yet again! We currently have an active slide in the Twain area. SR70 is closed at the Greenville Y westbound and Jarbo Gap eastbound. Unknown duration of closure as the the wet hillside continues to slough."

I will be keeping an eye on the  CHP Quincy Facebook Page

Comment by Kevin Hibbs on May 8, 2017 at 10:43am

I (Kevin) will be in campsite #5

Comment by KampnKing on May 14, 2017 at 9:13pm


I am the Mystery Man (Van?) of site 20. 

Unfortunately, my van is dead in the water. It's engine is kaput. It's heading to Stephan's in July for a new engine. In the mean time, I'll be car camping with a tent if that's OK. I can share my spot if anyone needs one.

Looking forward to another great campout! Bring on the trains!

Comment by westywoman on May 14, 2017 at 9:33pm

KampnKing: Known to some of us as Ralph. We will check you into site 20. You will not be the first to arrive in an alternative camping arrangement. Just happy that you will join us!

Comment by westywoman on May 21, 2017 at 8:06pm

Hallsted Campground is completely booked for the TrainSpotting weekend.  #9 is a first-come, first-served site and is not available for advance reservation. There are sites reserved where I don't know who is joining us in those sites. It may turn out to be really interesting for them.

01 ?

02 ?

03 Doug & MJ and family

04 ?

05  Kevin

06 ValOrie

07 Laura

08 Scott and Karla

10 ?

11 Mike F/Melissa

12 Stephanie F

13 Joe

14 Stephan W/ Don C

15 John LT/Jamez & Syd

16 Regis

17 Gene/Kris

18 Blake & Shelby/ Mike and Erin

19 Rick and Susan M and family

20 Kamping King


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