Camping in Coloma
Coloma is a quiet old mountain town; it’s famous for being the site where the first flakes of gold were found in the 1800’s thus sparking the gold rush. Now, it’s a great place to get away from the city for a weekend on the river.
The Thousand Trails RV Resort Ponderosa sits right against the South Fork American River. There you can sit outside and watch the sky turn pink as the sun sets over the soft rolling hills of gold country.
In the early morning light, hike the dewy trail along the river and witness the airy fog glide in over the water. Have a coffee by the fire and watch the sunrise turn the hills a bright gold.
Take a trip to the Marshall Gold Discovery State Park and enjoy walking around where gold was found.
James Marshall’s Cabin
Take a drive into town and get a drink at a local watering hole or pop your head in one of the thrift shops and find a new treasure to bring home.
We were delighted to find a metal San Francisco trolley car. It appeared to be fate that we should have it, because at the time we lived on California Street, where this very trolley rode past our apartment every day and night. It felt like it was ours.
I love this picture of my boys on our last night in the cabin. The look of contentment on Zero’s face just makes my heart melt.