Negro Bar Group Campground
Negro Bar Group Campground is on the shore of Lake Natoma, immediately downstream from Folsom Lake. Visitors to Negro Bar Group Campground enjoy the quiet water of Lake Natoma for boating, swimming, and fishing while still being within a short drive of Folsom Lake for waterskiing and jet skiing. Lake Natoma has a 5 MPH speed limit, and motorized vessels are prohibited downstream of Willow Creek. Consequently, the lake is popular with kayakers and rowers. A day-use area next to the campground has swimming, a boat launch ramp, shade ramadas, barbecue pits, restrooms and seasonal kayak rentals.
Negro Bar Group Campground has 3 group, tent-only sites. Two of the sites can each accommodate up to 50 people and 25 vehicles. The other group site can accommodate up to 25 people and 12 vehicles. Each of the group sites is approximately 50 to 100 feet from the parking lot via a dirt trail. The vegetation at Sites A & B and the topography and restroom building at Site C block the view of the parking lot from the campsites. Road noise from nearby streets can be heard in the campground.
Changes in California State Parks Reservation System
California State Parks is switching to a new reservation system beginning August 1, 2017. ReserveCalifornia will replace the previous ReserveAmerica. "Beginning on midnight July 26, 2017, the website and telephone reservations for California's state parks will be temporarily offline to prepare for the exciting launch of the new system on August 1. During this time, all existing reservations will be honored. An electronic or hard copy from ReserveAmerica will need to be presented to State Parks staff when checking in for reservation made prior to July 26, 2017."
ReserveCalifornia Reservations Tips
California State Parks' new reservation system - ReserveCalifornia - now allows campers "to make reservations 6 months to the day in advance of their arrival date." For example, on January 1 reservations can be made for stays beginning on July 1. In the past, reservations were released in one-month blocks. Now it is day by day. For months with fewer days than the month 6 months away, reservations for the remaining days will be released in a small cluster on the first of the next month. For example, on March 1 (because February is a short month) you can make reservations for stays beginning August 29-31. Read details at ReserveCalifornia.
General Camping Information
Opening and closing dates of campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on snow conditions. Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the reservation website when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.
In order to prevent the spread of invasive insects, obtain firewood locally.
Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate