The park’s prior method of reserving a campsite over the phone has been discontinued and walk-in reservations will not be available. Family campsites 1 - 23 are no longer first come, first serve and require advanced reservation. Under the new system, you can make reservations for any time during the 2018 camping season April 1 - October 31, and your reservation will hold your campsite until you arrive.
“Our new reservation system adds a layer to keeping the area family friendly as the county will better monitor who’s staying at the campground,” said Placer County Parks Administrator Andy Fisher. “Additionally, county park rangers will continue to patrol the park and campground."
“Camp preparations can take a lot of time and energy,” said Fisher. “Knowing your reservation is secure before you go is a great reassurance that your campsite will be waiting for you when you arrive – a great start to a fun experience."
Located in Colfax on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada, Bear River Park and Campground also offers many hiking trails and fishing along the Bear River.
The park’s day-use area is open to the public at no charge and available every day, from a half hour before sunrise to a half hour after sunset.
The new online reservation system is available on the Bear River Park and Campground website: www.placer.ca.gov/departments/facility/parks/parks-content/parks/bear-river-park-campground.