Ramshorn

Alleghany, California

Overview

Ramshorn Campground is located off of Highway 49, in the North Yuba River area west of Downieville. Visitors enjoy a wide variety of recreational activities in the area, including hiking, mountain biking, motorcycle singletrack, hunting, fishing, and gold panning. This facility is operated and maintained by the Tahoe National Forest.

Recreation

A network of trails crisscrosses the surrounding area. The 5.8-mile Halls Ranch Trail is open to hiking, mountain biking, and motorized use. The Yuba River Trail can be accessed nearby at the Rocky Rest Trailhead. The North Yuba River offers swimming, floating, and rainbow trout fishing. The river is a popular destination for seasonal rafting, kayaking and tubing.

Facilities

The campground offers several single-family sites, all of which are designated for tent camping only. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Vault toilets are provided.

Natural Features

Ramshorn Campground is located on the steep slopes of the North Yuba River Valley between the Indian Valley Recreation Area and Downieville. The campground's two loops are situated among abundant blackberry bushes in a forest of cedar and fir trees. Shady oak trees are scattered around the upper loop.

Nearby Attractions

Ramshorn Campground is located along the Yuba Donner Scenic Byway (Highway 49) near many gold rush era historical sites and old mining towns such as Camptonville, Goodyears Bar, and Downieville. Many points of interest lie along Highway 49 and are part of the 49 miles of Highway 49 driving tour; look for interpretive signs and other historical sites along this tour route. Other attractions include the North Yuba River, Indian Valley Outpost, New Bullards Bar Reservoir, Downieville, and a network of miles of multi use hiking, biking, and motorcycle singletrack.

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