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Emeralds Camping


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Colby Wangler · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2015 · Points: 208

Fellow Climbers,

Noticed several tents while walking into the emeralds climbing area this last weekend ( 5/20/17 ). PG&E has posted several signs at the gate and other areas that state camping is NOT allowed. Please respect this so that access does not become an issue!

Thanks in advance,

Colby W

Trevor Johnston · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 0

Do you have any recommendations for where to camp for the emeralds.  Thinking of checking it out soon.  

Brian Floyd · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2017 · Points: 0

On a slightly separate topic, how was thr condition of Bowman road coming in?

ClimbHunter · · Nevada City, CA · Joined Nov 2013 · Points: 15
Trevor Johnston wrote:

Do you have any recommendations for where to camp for the emeralds.  Thinking of checking it out soon.  

Trevor, 

I think there are a few developed campgrounds around Spaulding or the smaller lake a few miles down BL Road from the emeralds. Farther down Bowman Lake Road some side roads offer camping, though some are seasonally closed and can be too rough for a city car even when open. A decent map will show you where the property lines are. There are also some developed campgrounds on Hwy 20 as you head towards Nevada City.

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