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Silver Fork Campground

Elevation: Varies
Handicapped Accessible: Yes
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 35 Campsites
Reservation Status: Not Accepted

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General Description

Sitting at an elevation of 5,600 feet Silver Fork Campground can be located south from Kyburz. In addition to offering camping facilities, the site provides close access for fishing and swimming on the Silver Fork of the American River.

Brown trout are resident in the Silver Fork of the American River. Catchable rainbow trout are stocked every other week by California Dept. of Fish and Game from opening of season through July. Season runs from last Saturday in April through November 15th.

On site facilities: 35 camping units ( Including 4 double units ), drinking water, vault toilets and picnic tables. One unit and one toilet accessible.

Directions from Placerville: Take Highway 50 thirty miles east. At Kyburz turn south onto the Silver Fork Road. The campground is located 8 miles south from Kyburz. The site is adjacent to the Silver Fork of the American River.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Mid-May through Early November .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Camping Call for Current Fee Single Double. $6 Extra Vehicl

Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Silver Fork Rd. can be easy to miss! This is a great campground if you are looking for shady, spread out sites. There is a beach area for swimming. The camp hosts are GREAT. Firewood is provided for $6 for a bundle of six. You can pick up wood at the little store on HWY 50 just before Silver Fork Rd.
Conditions: The outer sites seemed to have more shade. The inside sites were a little closer together and had more sun. The campground is pretty quiet... most everyone was older.
Water Availability: Campground has drinking water. The campground is also set along a river.

Filed By: Kris R. (Rancho Cordova, CA)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Not Recommended
Report: Please do not come here. We like the fact that no one comes up here.
Conditions: There are a lot of meat bees and mosquitos in the summer so bring protection.
Water Availability: Bring your own water, or drink from the stream.

Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping Silver Fork Campground
ICON Fishing Trout
ICON Hiking & Walking Pacific Ranger District
ICON Swimming & Waterplay Silver Fork of the American River
ICON Viewing Scenery Pacific Ranger District
ICON Viewing Wildlife Pacific Ranger District

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Visitor Information:

Nevada Commission on Tourism, 401 N. Carson Street , Carson City, NV, 89701


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