Located in Georgetown, California, gateway to the Rubicon Trail. Georgetown is a former gold mining community, located on the Georgetown Divide, between the South and Middle forks of the American River. Property is three acres, including an apple orchard. RV parking is on the gravel driveway. No size restrictions, as there is more than adequate space for the largest 5th wheel and tow vehicle, or the largest class A and toad.
Smoking okay, with no butts on the ground.
Generators okay between 0700 - 2200.
We are retired, so there are no other time restrictions, although we may need to come and go early and late.
We easily come and go with our 40 foot 5th wheel. There are no trees, or sharp curves impeding access; however, there is a gate to the property which will require a code to access. If we are home, will will open the gate, and provide the code upon your arrival. If we will be out, we will provide you with the access code.
We recommend avoiding CA 193 from Placerville, and instead utilizing CA 49 to Coloma, and Marshal Grade to Garden Valley, then right on Black Oak Mine Road, reconnecting with CA 193. CA 49 and 193 from Auburn is okay, as we utilize this road frequently.
Reason for avoiding CA 193 from Placerville is sharp switchback turns, which may not be suitable for longer towed RVs.
We are on a gated property (two properties combined.) RV parking is available on a gravel driveway, across from the detached garage. Tow vehicle or towed vehicles can park anywhere else. Gate code will be provided upon arrival, or just prior to arrival.
Available any time.
El Dorado County wineries are a favorite attraction. Hiking trails abound in the Auburn Recreation Area.
Once you brave the road getting to Georgetown you are in for a treat. Quaint small town feel but I can see why you would want to be retired to live here. Ed and Dianne were wonderful hosts as was their pup Clancy. Clancy had a good time with our two dogs running around the yard and would even come over to hang out with us. Wonderful location to get away for a few days and check out gold country. Thank you so much for the stay, these folks are why the BDW program is great.
This was our first time using Boondockers Welcome and honestly couldn't have asked for a better experience. Ed and Diane live on a fully fenced in lot they share with a couple of family members. They were all so welcoming and helpful -- they have a TON of camping experience and some great stories to go with it.
We parked next to the orchard and were able to plug into the garage, they also have water available and the wifi signal was stronger than our jetpack for working.
They have a lovely poodle who romped around with our dog -- it was great being able to let our dog off leash to roam around the property.
They're also located a short ten minute walk from the main strip in Georgetown. We were able to walk to get coffee and dinner, and even checked out the local gym ($5 for a day pass). Be sure to say hello to the neighbor's peacocks on your way into town!
Thanks for hosting us!
Although we did not get to visit much, Ed and his wife were very pleasant hosts, and allowed us to come and go as needed to get settled into our local family member's home. We look forward to visiting with them while we're here locally.
After a Windy Hilly 30 minute drive from Auburn California, what a pleasure to arrive at Ed and Diane's property full of tall trees and apple and pear Orchards. Lovely gracious host. It was a pleasure. And then to find the Chevron station nearby to top off my propane tank so easily. Extra little bonus. And, such a beautiful part of the countryside.
This is a great location to experience the gold country NE of Sacramento. EdC was very friendly and helpful to maximize our visit. If you like history, there are several old "mining" towns nearby: Coloma, Placerville, and Auburn. If you like outdoor activity, there are many types of adventures: rafting, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, and cycling. Lake Tahoe is an easy drive for a day trip as well as Sacramento.
EdC could not have been better. The location is level, beautiful, and quiet. I highly recommend if you want to experience the Sierra Nevada foothills.
Our stay at EDC was relaxing & refreshing! Our hospitable hosts were most welcoming & gracious. The peaceful park-like setting complete with fruit trees made for a wonderful and restful stay. We enjoyed the honour of being your first guests. Hope we can return the hospitality!
D & L