Placerville KOA

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Trailer

Trailers for all types of towing vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

Folding Trailer

Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.

Fifth-Wheel

Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

Toy Hauler

Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

Utility Trailer

All other types of towable trailers.

All drivables

Class C

Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

Camper Van

The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.

Class B

A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.

Other

All other types of drivable vehicles.

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Rent an RV near Placerville KOA, and you'll be close to some stunning California wilderness and a variety of city attractions. This RV campground is located between Sacramento Valley, the scenic Sierra Nevada mountains, and popular Lake Tahoe. RV camping at Placerville KOA gives you the opportunity to see wonderful parts of California and experience some great adventures. Sacramento is less than 50 minutes' drive west of Placerville KOA, and San Francisco is about two hours' drive away.

From the KOA, you can take trips to California's Gold Country, the American River, and Old Town Sacramento. There are excellent wineries in the area, as well as apple orchards offering crafts and delicious desserts. Guests camping at Placerville KOA can spend sunny days by the seasonal swimming pool and soak in the hot tub after a long day of exploring. The campground alsoorganizes activities like Sunday morning breakfasts and movie nights with popcorn.

This campground features sites with full hookups, and some campsites have pull-through access. Rigs of up to 110 feet in length can be accommodated here. A Kamping Kitchen provides all of the food-prep comforts of home, plus there's a snack bar on-site where campers can grab a quick bite. Propane and firewood are available for purchase, so you won't need to leave to KOA to restock on fuel.

At this family-friendly KOA, you can rent bikes, go fishing, visit the playground, and have fun in the arcade with games like foosball. WiFi and cable TV help travelers stay connected during their stay, and a dog park is on-site for those RV camping with furry friends. Motorhome camping at Placerville KOA is sure to be comfortable and convenient, providing you a home away from home as you explore all that this scenic region of California has to offer.

The Great Outdoors

There are lots of beautiful natural places to visit when you book an RV in El Dorado County, California. Folsom Lake is less than half an hour's drive from Placerville KOA, and it offers scenic views and a lot of recreational opportunities. There are two recreational areas on the shore, Folsom Lake State Recreational Area and Browns Ravine Recreational Area, where you can find boat rentals, restrooms, swimming areas, walkways, and more. They are both great locations for picnicking, hiking, fishing, and relaxing on the beach by the lake.

Lake Tahoe is a 90-minute drive away while camping with a travel trailer at Placerville KOA. This is a wonderful and unique location, with beautiful nature surrounding it. Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America, where you can find amazing beaches, rock formations, and crystal-clear water. There are several spots that can provide excellent starting points for your explorations of the area. One of them is Sand Harbor, on the northeast shore, where you can enjoy kayaking, swimming, and scuba diving. You can also go hiking around the lake or scenic driving, with many viewpoints where you can take amazing photographs.

Eldorado National Forest is located nearby, and you can see different parts of it when you rent a campervan near Placerville KOA. The terrain consists of the canyons of the Mokelumne, Cosumnes, American, and Rubicon rivers. The elevation spikes from 1,000 to 10,000 feet and covers almost 800,000 acres of land. Some of the most common activities to enjoy here include hiking, climbing, bicycling, camping, fishing, hunting, horse riding, ATV riding, picnicking, and more, like water activities and winter sports.

Exploring the City

When you're RV camping at Placerville KOA, you can visit some of the interesting attractions in the area. Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary is located on the shore of the American River, walking distance from Folsom Lake and Lake Natoma. The zoo offers various tours, including private tours, group tours, or kids' tours of the zoo. Here you can see bears, wolves, red foxes, coyotes, cougars, tigers, bobcats, and more. Learn about the animals in educational programs or join one of many events organized during the year.

Placerville and Sacramento Valley Railroad is the perfect opportunity for a scenic ride to California’s Gold Country. Hop on a ride at Hampton Station or embark on your tour from Diamond Springs. The railroad offers themed events like Mother’s Day, Easter Picnic Express, Father’s Day, Hot August Night, Folsom RailFest, and others. There are also wine tasting trains, perfect for adults looking to relax and enjoy views with their vino.

Gold Bug Park and Mine is one of the most interesting historical places in the area, located about 15 minutes' drive northeast of the KOA, in the city of Placerville. This historic mine was opened in 1848, and today, it is a unique museum that offers an insight into gold mining during the 19th century. Step back in time to the day of the Gold Rush, explore the museum, try gem panning, or visit Stamp Mill and a working Blacksmith Shop. The park offers group or self-guided tours; if you want to explore mines on your own, you will need a hardhat and an audio guide.

Popular nearby hiking trails and campgrounds


  • Hiking TrailLocation
  • Kanaka Valley Loop Trail, CARescue, CA
  • Browns Ravine South Shore Trail, CAFolsom Lake State Recreation Area, CA
  • Monroe Ridge Trail and the Monument Trail, CAMarshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, CA
  • Darrington Trail , CAEl Dorado Hills, CA
  • Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park Loop Trail, CAMarshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, CA
  • Sweetwater Trail, CAEl Dorado Hills, CA
  • Dave Moore Loop Trail, CAMarshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, CA
  • Dave Moore Nature Trail, CAMarshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, CA
  • El Dorado Trail from Smithflat, CAPlacerville, CA
  • Cronan Ranch West Ridge Trail, CAMarshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, CA

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