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PIPI CAMPGROUND, CA

part ofEldorado National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: PIPI CAMPGROUND
Status: Closed through Thu Apr 16 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Pipi Campground (pronounced "pie pie") offers RV and tent camping along the Middle Fork of the Cosumnes River, offering great fishing and swimming opportunities.

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. Historically, the native Miwok people of northern California used to camp in this region in summertime.

Natural Features:

At an elevation of 4,100 feet, PiPi boasts three camp loops with a dense mixture of conifers like cedar and fir. The area is part of the Eldorado National Forest located in the central Sierra Nevada. A Mediterranean climate extends over most of the forest with warm, dry summers and cold, wet winters.

Recreation:

Rainbow trout are regularly stocked in the river and wheelchair accessible fishing is provided from the paved river walkway. The walkway meanders along the river for just under a mile.

Facilities:

A spacious picnic area is located along the river. The campground provides drinking water and vault toilets. Most parking aprons are paved, but some are gravel. Single sites fit a maximum of two vehicle and six people.

Interpretive programs take place in peak season.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Fishing Dock
  • Accessible Trails
  • Boardwalk
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Host
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Area
  • Swimming
  • Vault Toilets
Know Before You Go
  • Limit 2 vehicles per site; a fee is charged for extra vehicles
  • Please make sure fire is out before leaving; use only water to put fire out
  • Use only dead and down wood for campfires
  • Campers must camp in their reserved sites
  • For more information on Eldorado National Forest, click here
  • 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):
38.57361, -120.4375
38°34'25"N, 120°26'15"W

From Jackson, California, head east on Highway 88 for 26 miles to Omo Ranch Road. Turn north (left) on Omo Ranch Rd. and follow for 1 mile to North South Road. Turn right on North South Road and continue for about 6 miles into the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

PIPI CAMPGROUND
ELDORADO
  CA 

Phone Number:

Information:  (209)295-4251
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