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Beautiful tent and RV camping on the banks of the South Yuba River


New for 2024, sites #30 & #31 and #52 & #53 are now offered as group sites!

our 2025 Reservation books are open!

we have a new email address, please use this for any future correspondence


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ABOUT the park

Enjoy the high country waters of The Yuba River! Situated in the quirky Little Town of Washington California, River Rest Resort offers RV and tent camping for nature lovers of all ages. Whether you are tubing down the clear cool water on a hot summer day, or riding the ridge line of the sierra mountains in your ATV with your family and friends, River Rest Resort is here for you to start and finish your day.

We have many amenities to ensure some fun for the whole family including:

  • Kids park 

  • RC car obstacle course

  • Regulation horseshoe pits

  • Volleyball/ Badminton

  • Ping Pong

  • Gazebo with BBQ's (inquire in office about rental)

River Rest welcomes The Coffee Claim

Newer to our campground is the Coffee Claim coffee and smoothie cart. Stevie serves up some great espresso drinks, yummy smoothies, and delicious Italian sodas. Stevie is a Washington local who owns and operates the Coffee Claim and we are so lucky to partner with him. 


Location, location, location...

We are located just 30 minutes from the Historic Nevada City where you can find a plethora of shopping and fine eats. And, only 40 minutes to hit the slopes or take a dip in Lake Tahoe. On the way to Reno? Stop here in Washington for a night of sweet sleep along the South Fork of the Yuba river.

We love a good party!

Thinking about planning a wedding or family reunion? This is the place! 

call (530)265-4306

For more information

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About Washington

Washington California, historically a gold rush town, has taken on many generations of locals and visitors from all around the globe. Six miles down into the sweetest river canyon in California you will find a quiet escape from city bustle, cell phones, and internet. 

Need to socialize, grab a burger or beer after wheeling, or watch the big game? Stop by and visit our friends and neighbors at The Washington Hotel. There you will find a full bar with the best view of the river and a restaurant that offers amazing specials and fresh options for you and your family!

The bar is open 7 days a week and the restaurant is open Thursday-Sunday 9am-9pm.


Check out their website HERE to see if there are any fun events happening while your around. They often host themed parties, horseshoe tournaments, and have the occasional live band. 

While you're visiting the Washington Hotel be sure to check out The Treasure Box located at the hotel. They offer many unique gifts and stock some yummy snacks. It's an experience! 

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