Placerville, CA RV Rentals and Motorhome Rentals
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Information About Placerville, CA
Trapped in time, Placerville, CA is an enchanting old town in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Conveniently located less than an hour away from Sacramento, the capital of California, Placerville will occupy a special place in your heart with its traditional wild west architecture and feel. This old mining town is an ideal place to rent an RV and take it for a ride because it is surrounded by incredible wilderness, unique cities, and fascinating history. In fact, the entire town of Placerville is registered as a historical landmark. Each Labor Day, Placerville hosts the Dry Diggings Festival, a multi-day music and arts festival where people camp out and celebrate the end of summer. Book an RV in Placerville in June and check out the El Dorado County Fair. The town hosts this fabulous occasion where you can experience small-town California in all of its glory.
Explore the Outdoors
It is difficult to accurately convey without getting too excited, but Northern California is quite possibly the best region in the entire country for outdoors enthusiasts. With some of the most unique trees in the world and stunning mountain ranges in all directions, Placerville does not disappoint.
First and foremost, Yosemite National Park is within a few hours’ drive south in the Sierra Nevada Mountains near Fresno, another great camper rental city. Perhaps one of the most famous National Parks in the world, and a premier destination for rock climbers, this outdoor paradise is unrivaled in grace and beauty. The park attracts over 5 million visitors a year, and is home to the Sequoia trees, the most massive on the planet. Directly next to Yosemite is neighboring park, Kings Canyon National Park, containing breathtaking scenery and the General Grant tree, the 2nd largest tree on Earth. To the north and south, several other national parks seemingly stacked on top of one another form a massive wilderness boundary that would take hundreds of years to truly explore. Stanislaus National Forest north of Yosemite is a prime recreation area of over 800 thousand acres and contains more than a thousand miles of roads and trails. Nearly 140 thousands of those acres contain ancient old growth forests that preexist any building in the country by a thousand years or more. Farther north from Placerville near Yuba City and Redding, you can take your Placerville camper rental to explore the Mendocino, Lassen, Shasta-Trinity, and Plumas National Forests, all of which have ample campgrounds and endless outdoor fun potential.
Don’t forget to take a drive up to Tahoe City and visit Tahoe National Forest, home to the gorgeous Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America, and the second deepest after Crater Lake in Oregon. This area is an exciting mecca for outdoor recreation and is one of the top destinations for skiers and snowboarders in the winter time.
When you rent an RV in Placerville, you don’t even have to leave the sleepy town to enjoy yourself. Just take a walk down the old Main Street and feel like you are on the set of a spaghetti western movie with all the old architecture reminiscent of a bygone era. In the heart of town, you can see the iconic bell tower, a point of pride for locals. The bell was made in England and shipped to Placerville in 1860 after a series of fires had burned down over half the town. This bell tower has since been rejuvenated to maintain its historical significance while bringing it into the 21st century. Every July 4th, the town gathers to decorate the bell tower, a time-honored tradition. Down the road is the El Dorado county museum that continually pays homage to the cultural history of the area. Maidu, Miwok, and Washoe indigenous artwork can be viewed here, as well as gold-rush era mining relics, which help to weave a rich tapestry of culture and history to help you better understand how people lived hundreds of years ago.
Just outside of the town center, Gold Bug Park offers visitors an opportunity to step back in time and see an old gold mine. Containing a museum and blacksmith shop, this park is a fantastic daytime getaway for those that enjoy studying the past.
Also, nearby Red Hawk Casino awaits you for poker, blackjack, and any other gambling you enjoy, with a massive 88,000 square foot gaming floor.
RV Parks to Visit
When you rent a motorhome in Placerville, you will undoubtedly be wondering where to stay at night while vacationing in the small town. Fortunately for you, there is no shortage of available options as Placerville is one of the most RV-friendly places you could visit.
Minutes away from the casino, you can stay at the Placerville KOA, a fantastic campground with all accommodations and amenities you could want. They even have a pool, hot tub, and a free shuttle to the casino, so you can leave your rental motorhome behind while you have a night out on the town. Check out Finnon Recreation Area, located right on the banks of gorgeous Finnon lake, and park your rental motorhome for the night while you enjoy the lovely fishing and peaceful forests surrounding you.
For a more upscale experience, head on down to the Coloma Resort located on the south fork of the American River. This exciting park has everything from zip-lining, to ropes courses, white water rafting, and even an outdoor discovery school for children to foster a passion for the great outdoors!
Placerville even has a Walmart despite its small-town feel, making it an incredibly convenient motorhome rental city for those who feel like northern California is calling them.
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Top 10 Hiking Trails for RVers
|French Trail and Stream Trail Loop via Skyline Blvd||Canyon||California|
|Mount Tallac Trail||South Lake Tahoe||California|
|Eagle Lake Trail||South Lake Tahoe||California|
|Clementine Trail to Clark's Pool||Auburn||California|
|Half Dome Trail||Mariposa||California|
|Vernal and Nevada Falls via the Mist Trail||Curry Village||California|
|Upper Yosemite Falls Trail||Mariposa||California|
|Hidden Falls Trail||Auburn||California|
|Horsetail Falls Trail||Twin Bridges||California|
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