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Yuba River from The Washington Hotel

Located 25 miles west of Donner Summit, Washington, California is a tiny mountain town without cell phone reception and with no wifi internet. No ATM and no gas station. Gold mining spot originally known as "Indiana Camp" caters to summer tourists, although the hotel is open all year long. 4WD vehicle needed for access in winter months.
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elevation: 2612' population: 185 zip code: 95986


granite mountain, forest canyon & big river

Nevada County
NE of Nevada City
N of Hwy 20 & I-80



  • biking
  • camping
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • river
  • dirt biking
  • off roading
  • old mines
  • trails
  • swimming holes
  • kayaking
  • wildflowers
  • whitewater rapids
  • mountain biking
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Tahoe National Forest
  • Omega Mine
  • Yuba River
  • Malakoff Diggins State Park
  • washington campgrounds

    River Rest RV Campground
    Little Town Campground
    Pineaire Campground

    tent camping

    Historic gold mining camp situated deep in the woods, far from civilization. This remote location has an old hotel, with cafe and bar; a general store, a post office, a schoolhouse, a museum, graveyard and some campgrounds. The South Yuba River flows through the forested canyon. This location is dubbed "The Little Town of Washington"

    nearby towns:
    Nevada City
    Soda Springs (Nevada)
    North San Juan
    local links:

    Historic Washington Hotel
    15432 Washington Rd. Washington, CA 95986

    Wiki on Washington California
    North Bloomfield

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