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What to Bring - What to Do



ACCOMMODATIONS

Rock Creek Inn - Georgetown CA
530-333-4359

American River Inn - Georgetown CA
530-333-449

Georgetown Hotel & Saloon - Georgetown CA
530-333-4428

Best Western Stage Coach Inn - Pollock Pines CA
530-644-2029

Placerville, CA

Best Western Placerville Inn - Placerville CA
800-780-7234
530-622-9100

Historic Cary House - Placerville CA
530-622-4271


TRAILER PARKING

Loon Lake Staging Area (beginning of the trail) – Park at the bottom of the dam. PLEASE do not park on the sides of the dam or side of the road. First come, first serve basis. NO FEE PARKING.

Tahoe Staging Area – Staging area at the end of the trail off Rubicon McKinney Road (please park in designated areas only-Jamboree is not responsible for citations). NO FEE PARKING
Directions: From Hwy 50 to Highway 89 North of Tahoma turn left onto Rubicon McKinney Road, turn left on Bellvue, turn right on McKinney Road bear left onto McKinney Rubicon Springs continue to the dirt road and park on the left in staging area.

El Dorado County Fairgrounds - $35 flat fee secured parking Call 530-621-5860 for reservations. (click here for directions)

Uncle Tom’s Cabin - $30 flat fee secured parking Off Wentworth Springs Rd. 19 miles out of Georgetown on the way to the Rubicon Trail.


CAMPING

Uncle Tom’s Cabin: (no fee) Off Wentworth Springs Rd. 19 miles out of Georgetown on the way to the Rubicon Trail.

Ice House Resort: Located off of Ice House Road and close to the trail head.
530-293-3321

Camp Lotus: Located 13 miles from Georgetown.
530-622-8672

Placerville KOA: Off HWY 50 in Placerville, CA.
530-676-2267

 

Driving distances to Georgetown from:

Garden Valley 9 miles
Coloma & Lotus 12 miles
Placerville 16 miles
Auburn 19 miles
Loon Lake 43 miles
Sacramento 48 miles

Services and other information

Georgetown Elevation : 2,600 feet, Population : 1,150
Available Services : Groceries, ice, ATM, gas, restaurants, and lodging.

*Gasoline is available 24 hours *


What To Bring - What To Do

Your weekend will be spent in the high elevations of the Sierra Nevada's. The weather is unpredictable; no matter how warm it may be by day, the nights can get cold and thunderstorms are not an uncommon occurrence, so be prepared.

The Rubicon Springs campground area will provide many opportunities for fishing, swimming, hiking, sunbathing, or just relaxing in the fresh Sierra environment. We have provided a list of suggested items for those things that might make your camping experience even better. Server during meal time

  • Tent
  • Sleeping Bag and pillow
  • Air Mattress or mats
  • Change of clothing for hot/cold days
  • Jacket for evening
  • Camp chairs (to join fellow Jeepers for the raffle on Saturday night)
  • Swimsuit and towel
  • Camera and film/data chip/Video camera
  • Fishing gear and license
  • Sunscreen lotion and insect repellent
  • Rubber-soled shoes / water shoes
  • One flashlight per person with extra batteries
  • Cool box full of your favorite beverages along with lots of water
  • Small first aid kit
  • Portable shower
  • We suggest a good tarp, too!


Included as part of your registration fee:

  • Three meals a day
  • Experienced guides on the trail
  • Trail Mechanics
  • Exclusive Use of the Rubicon Trail
  • Entertainment and Dancing
  • Drawings
  • Fun, Games and relaxation
  • Camping Fees
  • Wilderness permits available in camp (permits are mandatory for those hiking into the Desolation Wilderness)
  • Camp Rubicon (Jeep Jamboree only)


Available for an extra fee:

  • Official Jeepers' wearable's are available in the Jamboree office in Georgetown and at rubiconwear.com
  • Mechanical help and parts, if needed
  • Ice Cream Parlor (Georgetown Rotary Club)- *funds donated to local High School*
  • No host bar at Rubicon Springs provided by American Legion Post 119 on the Jeepers Jamboree