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How to get to Camp Cole Directions

From Sacramento:

Take I-80 north to the Cisco Grove exit. Turn left at the stop sign Cross over the freeway and turn left on Hampshire Rocks Road.  Just before you reach the gated entry into the Thousand Trails private campground turn right and follow the US Forest service road. The Camp is approximately 8 mi. along a curvy, narrow dirt road; the camp is located on Lake Sterling. As you go up the hill there should be Camp Cole signs posted.  The final mile or two into the Camp is over a rough road with ruts.


The drive takes up to 30 minutes depending on the conditions.


 Watch for oncoming vehicles. Vehicles that are uphill have the right of way.


Please drive carefully and slowly. As a courtesy, if a four-wheel off-road vehicle is behind you, allow it to pass.



Allow approximately 45 minutes from the Cisco Grove exit into camp. The approximate time from Sacramento is 2 hours 30 minutes.