Carlton

Camptonville, California

Overview

Carlton Campground is located along the North Yuba River, adjacent to Highway 49 and 13 miles from Downieville. Visitors enjoy a wide variety of recreational activities in the area, including hiking, hunting, fishing, canoeing and biking. This facility is operated and maintained by the Tahoe National Forest.

Recreation

The North Yuba River offers swimming, wading and rainbow trout fishing. Seasonal rafting and kayaking are popular water activities. A network of trails through the surrounding area providing opportunities for hiking, biking and OHV use.  The North Yuba River Trail can be accessed from the nearby Rocky Rest trailhead.

Facilities

The campground offers single-family campsites suited for both tent and trailer camping. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided.

Natural Features

The campground stretches along the North Yuba River, next to the highway.  Stands of cedar, ponderosa pine and oak trees cover the area providing shade from the afternoon sun. 

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