Open Year-round
Reservations possible?
RV Hookups
Potable water
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South Yuba Campground is a BLM-operated camping area with 16 sites nestled into the forest.

Laid out on two small loop roads, the campground also sits on the South Yuba Trail, which sees hikers and equestrians pass through. Each site has a table, fire ring and bear locker, and each of the two loop roads has its own info board, pay station, filtered potable water spigot and vault toilet. Since the campground lies off of a steep dirt road, and the main way to reach it is by crossing over Edwards Crossing bridge which has a 4-ton weight limit, the campground doesn't cater to RVs. With a 22-foot limit on vehicles and the loop roads being somewhat narrow and having a tight turnaround at the end, this site is best left for those arriving by car.

The campground is strictly first come, first serve, with a $5 nightly fee. During the summer travel season, most arriving here will find the campground full. (In that case, one other nearby option is Illinois Crossing Primitive Campground whose parking lot is on the same road for South Yuba Campground, but which requires a 1.3 mile hike to reach.)

With the relatively small size of the campground, nights tend to be quiet. And with the South Yuba Trail entering the camp at one side and leaving at the other, campers have two trails to take a quick jaunt and stretch their legs out on if they'd like.

The campground is open from April 1st through October 15th each year.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)



Frequently full

Parking Pass

Camping fee

Open from

April 01 to October 15

Price per night (basic site)

5.00 $ (4.20 €)


Beautiful forested location. Privacy between sites.


Frequently full. Seasonal operation.

Pets allowed

Allowed with Restrictions

Managed by

Bureau of Land Management


Vault toilet
Family friendly
Picnic tables
Potable water
ADA accessible



Total number of sites


Lodging type


Maximum trailer length

22.00 ft (6.71 m)


Nearby Adventures

Nearby Lodging + Camping


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