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part ofEldorado National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Sun Oct 11 2015   Season Dates


Capps Crossing is located on the North Fork of the Cosumnes River. Here, campers can enjoy the fresh smell of conifers and the songs of many birds. A stream runs through the site, adding to the peacefulness of the area. Hiking trails and rock climbing areas are nearby.

The Cosumnes River flows from the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada and runs for about 52 miles through California's Central Valley and into the Mokelumne River.

Natural Features:

Capps Crossing sits at an elevation of 5,100 feet, in the shade of cedar and fir trees. It's part of the Eldorado National Forest, located in the central Sierra Nevada. A Mediterranean climate extends over most of the forest, creating warm, dry summers and cold, wet winters.


Wading is possible in the North Fork Cosumnes River. Fishing is an option and a good spot for swimming is nearby. While exploring the river, it's not uncommon to see people panning for gold. Gold-seeking hobbyists maintain the excitement of the old days of gold mining in the region.


Capps Crossing is a group site that can accommodate 42 people. Individual sites are arranged in a single loop that forms the group site. Sites 2-5 are for tents only and sites 1, 6, and 7 can fit RVs. Site 11 is a double site that can also be reserved.

The campground is designed for groups, but the individual sites may be used on a first-come, first-served basis if unreserved. Individual sites are limited to one vehicle and six people.

Nearby Attractions:

Visitors enjoy taking a scenic drive to many overlooks in the area.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Beach Access
  • Campfire Rings
  • Hiking
  • River Access
  • Rock Climbing
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water
Know Before You Go
  • Bears frequent the area; all food must be kept in approved containers
  • This facility has first-come, first-served sites
  • A daily fee will be charged for pets
  • Ten vehicles are included in the group site fee; a fee will be charged on site for additional vehicles
  • Click here to learn more about Eldorado National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
38.65111, -120.40611
38°39'4"N, 120°24'22"W

From Pollock Pines, take Sly Park Road (County E16) south 4.3 miles to Mormon Emigrant Trail. Turn left onto Mormon Emigrant Trail and go 11.2 miles to North-South Road. Turn right onto North-South Road and go 7 miles to the campground on the left.

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Information:  (530)644-2324
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