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Silver Creek Campground Professional Review and Guide
"Camping at Silver Creek Campground is like sleeping on the shoulder of a huge beast: the Sierra Nevada, which is a huge hunk of granite thrust from the earth. It is tilted so the western slope is gradual, while the east side rises almost straight up. Silver Creek Campground hangs on like a flea just below the 8,730-foot Ebbetts Pass. The campground is on a piece of land like the prow of a ship, with the Ebbetts Pass Road running down the center. The north side of the campground has Silver Creek on its flank, the south side Noble Creek. The campsites are well engineered and clean—scoured by the winter and the dry desert air from below."
--Jane & Hans Huber with Bill Mai, The Best In Tent Camping: Northern California (Menasha Ridge Press).
Pretty much just what we expected. We felt lucky to get a spot on the same day we showed up tho'.$25 bought us a pretty spot on the river but our site was a thoroughfare for the kids and their bikes. Darn polite kids tho' I must say, always asked if it was OK. We were trying to avoid bears we'd met up with at Ebbett's pass two PMs before but lo and behold they were at Grover too! Bear lockers made me feel OK with it. They rattled 'em right down the line but everyone was locked up tight. Next time we'll try when school's back in session and things quiet down.Hot pool may be a little cleaner then too.
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