Negro Bar Group Campground

Lake Natoma

Negro Bar on Lake Natoma

Negro Bar Group Campsite, Lake Natoma, CA

Negro Bar Group Campground

Folsom Lake
Attractions and Activities

Lake Natoma and Folsom Lake are popular boating recreation destination for nearby Sacramento residents as well as from around the state. Those who camp at Negro Bar Group Campground are on the banks of Lake Natoma and close to Folsom Lake.

  • Spend the day at Folsom Lake, water skiing, jet skiing, sail, cruising, and fishing on more than 11,000 acres of water.
  • Launch your boat at one of several ramps. Rent boats at various spots around the lake
  • Enjoy picnics at Folsom Point, Granite Bay, Beals Point, or Peninsula Campground.
  • Go horseback riding along miles of trails. Find an equestrian Staging Area at Granite Bay with hitching rails and water trough. Also find staging areas at Rattlesnake Bar, Brown's Ravine, Falcon Crest, and Sterling Pointe.
  • Find ninety-five miles of trails for bicyclists, runners, horseback riders, and hikers.
  • Stroll along the Oaks Nature Trails.
  • Cycle on the paved bike trail connecting Beals Point to the American River Hike & Bike Trail.
  • Visit the Sacramento State Aquatic Center at nearby Lake Natoma.

Key Negro Bar Group Campground Regulations

  1. Fires must be in provided fire pits.
  2. Generators may only be operated between 10 AM and 8 PM.
  3. Water may still be in short supply after California's drought.
  4. Dogs must be on leash and always attended. At night they must be in a tent or vehicle.

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.

Negro Bar Group Campground Basics
Negro Bar Group Campground Location: North side of Lake Natoma, take Greenback Lane off I-80 or Folsom Blvd. off Highway 50
Elevation: 160 feet
Mileage from gateway city: Sacramento - 15 miles
Number of Sites: 3
Open - Closed: open year-round
Max. People per Site: 50, 50, 25
Vehicles per Site: 25, 25, 12
Pets: on leash, always attended
Information: (916) 988-0205

Reservations at Negro Bar Group Campground
Reservations available available year-round
Booking Window: Reservations taken from 2 days up to 6 months in advance of arrival.
Wheelchair accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: $195 and $115
Online Reservations at ReserveCalifornia: Folsom Lake SRA - Negro Bar Group Campground Reservations
or call (800) 444-PARK (7275) between 8 AM and 6 PM
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, check-out Noon

Negro Bar Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic tables, fire rings, BBQs
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water
Showers: No, but campers may use showers at Beal's Point Campground
Dump station: No
Attractions near Negro Bar Group Campground: Enjoy Lake Natoma for boating, fishing, and swimming. Head up to Folsom Lake with boating, water skiing, fishing, a marina, launch ramps, and boat rentals. Set out on the American River Hike & Bike Trail, Visit the City of Folsom.

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.

Accessible Sites

Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate

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