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    Anyone know of any cool campsites with *showers* within 2-3 hours drive of Sacto?

    Wife is insisting on showers now. Meh. All the best spots have no running water IMO. DL Bliss is booked.

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    We used one of those while camping in Gooseberry. If it's cold out. The shower will be really cold. I think it only works if it's not out. Then you might want a cold shower. Haha. Baby wipes is the way to go

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    Sugar Pine Point. If Bliss is booked they might be, too, but I think you can still get in just to use the showers. Or just jump in the lake.

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    Hogan Lake. Quarter for a short shower, if you camp there, you'll get a couple of free tokens.

    I hear the trails there suck, tho and good luck with that wife thing.

    They just opened Oak Knoll campgrounds, so it won't be crowded. Weather there was perfect a few days ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    Hogan Lake. Quarter for a short shower, if you camp there, you'll get a couple of free tokens.

    I hear the trails there suck, tho and good luck with that wife thing.

    They just opened Oak Knoll campgrounds, so it won't be crowded. Weather there was perfect a few days ago.
    Ooh, now there's a thought. I've been wanting to check out those trails.

    (Couldn't find any near D'ville yet!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKD View Post
    I'm looking into adding this guy to our adventure mobile for dispersed camping/biking adventures. https://www.rei.com/product/868317/s...c:cse_PLA_GOOG
    We actually have on of these and I reminded her of that. She's had some recent health problems and wants real showers.
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    As to your original question, I'm actually looking into some Graeagle / Davis Lake / Eureka Plumas options myself (although looking to go dispersed, rather than campground). I'll let you know if I find something that seems like it fits your requirements.

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    who showers on 2-3 day camping trips? just sayin.

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    Pretty sure Jackson Meadows has showers. Close to cool stuff there, too.
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    Standish Hickey has showers, probably more than 2-3 hours from Sacto. Doran Beach next to Bodega Bay has shower as well. I am guessing you wouldn't rate those as cool, based on where you are asking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Widgeontrail View Post
    Ooh, now there's a thought. I've been wanting to check out those trails.

    (Couldn't find any near D'ville yet!)
    Hit me up if you want the tour.

    I could go for a little camping myself.
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    Sent you a PM, but if you're thinking about Hogan, there's no comparison to D-ville. just sayin'.
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    I personally didn't like DL Bliss. Expensive, cramped, and a pain to get to for those amenities. If I am camping with showers, I'd stay at Donner SP - at least you're close to stuff. Otherwise I'd bring along a portable shower at a kick ass USFS site.
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    Thanks for the replies. I'll check these out!
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    Willow creek campground near Camptonville. They've got little cabins that are pretty reasonable. You can ride Bullards Bar from the cabins. About 1.5 -2 hours from Sac. 45 mins to Downieville and pretty close to the forest city stuff.

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    Have you tried airbnb yet? If you go in with other couples/friends it's pretty reasonable. And a bonus: Your wife can cook while you're out riding!
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    China Camp has amazing showers and bathrooms. For the trails you may need a guide to show you the really good stuff. About 30 min to Tamarancho too.
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    Loafer Creek and Bidwell Canyon on lake Oroville have great showers and decent trails too .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Widgeontrail View Post
    We actually have on of these and I reminded her of that. She's had some recent health problems and wants real showers.
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    Lots of good suggestions in the thread, but maybe the way to go is a cabin.

    Then you get a somewhat rustic feel, and she gets the amenities she needs. And hopefully good mtn biking too.

    Some thoughts:
    - Sorenson's Resort on 88 south of Tahoe: ride Luther Pass, Xmas Valley and TRT. Nice cabins, good people.

    - Nevada State Park has two cabins for rent near Spooner Lake, off N. Cyn Road to the Flume Trail. Each of these cabins is up the trail, away from everything. I stayed in one 6-8 years ago, pretty nice. Only holds 4 people, but friends camped outside too (though I don't think they like that -- stay stealthy)

    - Downieville area cabins

    - Lakes Basin area cabins (I think hard to get)

    - Tent cabins in SLT South Lake Tahoe, CA - Official Website - Tent Cabin Information
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unknown Kowalski View Post
    Only the group site has showers.

    Edit: my bad, I guess they do have showers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brah View Post
    Lots of good suggestions in the thread, but maybe the way to go is a cabin.

    Then you get a somewhat rustic feel, and she gets the amenities she needs. And hopefully good mtn biking too.

    Some thoughts:
    - Sorenson's Resort on 88 south of Tahoe: ride Luther Pass, Xmas Valley and TRT. Nice cabins, good people.

    - Nevada State Park has two cabins for rent near Spooner Lake, off N. Cyn Road to the Flume Trail. Each of these cabins is up the trail, away from everything. I stayed in one 6-8 years ago, pretty nice. Only holds 4 people, but friends camped outside too (though I don't think they like that -- stay stealthy)

    - Downieville area cabins

    - Lakes Basin area cabins (I think hard to get)

    - Tent cabins in SLT South Lake Tahoe, CA - Official Website - Tent Cabin Information
    Now why didn't I think of this! Lakes Basin would be off the chain!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RBoardman View Post
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    Nowhere near as nice as yours, but we do like camping this way.

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