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TrainSpotting 13, June 7-9, 2024

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TrainSpotting 13, June 7-9, 2024

Time: June 7, 2024 to June 9, 2024
Location: Hallsted Campground, Twain, Plumas County, CA
Street: Highway 70 Feather River Canyon
City/Town: Twain
Website or Map: https://www.recreation.gov/ca…
Event Type: group, campout
Organized By: westywoman (Melissa)
Latest Activity: Jun 11

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Event Description

There continues to be highway construction and related delays in the Feather River Canyon/Highway 70. Check 511.org before you travel. SR 70 is currently closed. There will also be construction on I-80 west of Truckee. The campground is only available from the east by way of Quincy (70/89) or Greenville (89).

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! The weather can be variable in June.

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


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", the Feather River Hot Springs are now associated with an RV park and cabins. I think you need to call to make a reservation.


The Twain Store is walking distance from the campground and has ice, ice cream, deli items, breakfast and lunch, beer and much more.

Twain Store & RV Park

The camp host should have firewood for sale.

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


Comment Wall

Comment by westywoman (Melissa) on January 5, 2024 at 10:47am

This map is much more useful for choosing a site than the recreation.gov website map.

Comment by Scott & Karla on January 26, 2024 at 12:24pm

reserved spot #12

Comment by westywoman (Melissa) on January 26, 2024 at 1:57pm

Glad you are planning to attend. Site 12 is nice. I've got 16.

Comment by regis101 on January 27, 2024 at 9:56am

I'm in #14 for four nights.  I wanted to beat out that fifty foot diesel pusher puller with a satellite dish,  a cow catcher and a Yugo in tow.  mic drop

Comment by KampnKing on February 12, 2024 at 4:30pm

I’m in.

Site #15. 
Looking forward to seeing you all again this year. Should be plenty of river flow! Raging Waters!

Comment by regis101 on February 12, 2024 at 5:08pm

Might have to dip a pan.  Drag some gold outa that stream.  

Comment by Blake on March 23, 2024 at 10:16am

We are in site #10

Comment by westywoman (Melissa) on March 24, 2024 at 11:20am

Glad you are coming! Site 10 is pretty sunny.

Comment by westywoman (Melissa) on April 10, 2024 at 4:31pm

Yet another rock slide in the Feather River Canyon affecting traffic on Highway 70. I will continue to monitor. Here's a link: https://roads.dot.ca.gov/roadscell.php?roadnumber=70

Comment by westywoman (Melissa) on April 24, 2024 at 3:38pm

I just received the following from recreation.gov.

This is an update related to your reservation at HALLSTED. The dates affected are 4/24/2024 - 9/30/2024.

Thank you for your camping reservation on the Plumas National Forest.

Highway 70 Eastbound from Oroville is closed, with no estimation of re-opening; however, the campground can be accessed on Westbound highway 70 from Quincy or Highway 89 to 70 from Greenville. 

For more information you can call the Mt. Hough Ranger District office at (530) 283-0555. Or you can check the Caltrans Highway Conditions website: https://roads.dot.ca.gov/roadscell.php.


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