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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, 2018

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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 6, 2018 at 7:42pm

I'm in.  Had to create an account on reservecalifornia.  I grabbed site 11 at the top of the apex for two nights.  If I cant make friday night , I'll buzz up early early saturday morn.  Thanks Ralph.  I've been meaning to go to this place for a long time.

Comment by KampnKing on February 7, 2018 at 10:28am


Keeping it on the 16-18.


Sorry about that.

Next time will be smoother!

Comment by KampnKing on February 7, 2018 at 11:46am

I'm in Site 12.

Comment by regis101 on February 7, 2018 at 1:10pm

Mapquest has this place at a. It o er two hrs from Livermore 

Comment by KampnKing on February 7, 2018 at 1:23pm

I stop for lunch at Lodi Brewing. They have a good flank steak salad.

Breaks the trip up. 

If yer a meat hound, stop at Swingle's meats in Jackson. They are famous locally for their marinated Tri-Tips.

Comment by KampnKing on February 7, 2018 at 1:27pm

1 hour 55 min. for me.

Comment by KampnKing on February 7, 2018 at 1:34pm

Here's the Big List O'Sites so far:

#11 Regis

#12 KampnKing (Ralph)

Sign up soon, they're going fast! 

Comment by westywoman on February 7, 2018 at 3:20pm

I got stung by a bee there back in 1993 or so, camping in my first Westy. Haven't been back since, so I am way overdue. I reserved Site 8. Thanks for putting this on the calendar, Ralph! I do recall some slopey sites, so definitely bring your leveling blocks to this one. Lodi Brewing sounds like a great stop.

Comment by westywoman on February 7, 2018 at 3:25pm

I would much rather be here celebrating the vernal equinox with you folks than out on the road for St. Patrick's Day with all the drunks. We will have sprung forward the weekend before, so the evenings will be lighter later. Bonus.

Comment by KampnKing on February 7, 2018 at 3:57pm

Hopefully we'll have fine weather like this week. 


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