California County May Expand Campground

March 14, 2014 by   - () Comments Off on California County May Expand Campground

A deal for land adjacent to Placer County, Calif.’s, popular Bear River Campground was approved Tuesday by the Placer County Board of Supervisors, Placer County Online reported.

The campground, which sits on 192 acres next to the Bear River, is leased by the county from the state. The 10-acre acquisition is land that the county has leased since the early 1970s from Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E).

As part of a larger settlement agreement, PG&E agreed to donate 721 acres of its watershed lands in the Bear River area. The county proposed to receive title to the property that it has historically leased from PG&E, and the Placer Land Trust (Land Trust) separately proposed to receive the associated conservation easement.

The county’s proposal lists future improvements that could support the Bear River Campground, which offers campsites, day-use areas, multi-use trails, and river access for fishing, rafting, swimming and gold panning.

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