Coloma Resort – Coloma, CA
This beautiful campground is located adjacent to the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park in the Sierra foothills. Most campsites are along the South Fork of the American River. There is a narrow bridge to cross to get to the campsite, but it is easy to cross (once you’ve done it once).
The resort is walking distance from Sutters Mill. There is river rafting, gold panning and just plain relaxing. It is beautiful to sit by the river with your campfire crackling and the river sounds blending in. There is a gate to open and close behind you, but not a big deal. The caretakers are very friendly & helpful. They also sell fishing license at the general store.
Their web site gives easy directions to the campground. http://www.colomaresort.com/