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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 May 7, 2024 at 9:39am

It just gets better. Another rockslide on May 6 adds to the closure woes.


Comment by regis101 on May 7, 2024 at 12:09pm

ok Sis.  You're not helping.  ^j^  You read it.  I cannot bear the agony.  

Comment by KampnKing on May 9, 2024 at 10:54am

At least it’s a scenic drive. 😀

Comment by westywoman (Melissa) on May 11, 2024 at 10:01am

Due to the travel challenges on SR 70 and I-80, I am going to throw in the towel on this year's TrainSpotting campout. Before I return Site 16 to the reservation pool, is there anyone who wants to grab it? It has electric hookups.

10 Blake & Erin

12 Scott & Karla

14 Regis

15 KampinKing AKA Ralph

Anybody in 17? It is reserved.

Comment by regis101 on May 11, 2024 at 8:11pm

I’m not tapping out just yet.  I have four nights booked.  When I leave on that Monday, the van will be pointed towards Montana to visit Amy.  

Comment by John LaTorre on May 20, 2024 at 1:52pm
From what I can tell, Route 70 is open again, although there are segments that are one-way, so allow another half hour or so for your trip.
I'm in space 13. And I'm planning to spend the night of June 6-7 at Sierra Hot Springs, just to try it out.
Comment by regis101 on May 22, 2024 at 11:21am

Clothing optional.  I know how y'are .  Ooo la la

Comment by John LaTorre on May 22, 2024 at 4:51pm
Actually, clothing is required everywhere at Sierra Hot Springs except for the pools, which are clothing optional.
At Harbin Hot Springs, though, clothing is optional everywhere except where you might be seen from the main road.
Comment by John LaTorre on May 22, 2024 at 4:51pm
And I forgot to say that I'm willing to share space 13 with anybody who needs it.
Comment by Scott & Karla on May 28, 2024 at 10:26am

I received the same, however the caltrans site show only a limited amount of one way traffic on 70. I'm curffuffled. Yet. I still plan to go. Maybe a phone call to the store might be a good idea.


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