Location: Delhi, CA
Nightly Fee: $35, $195 Monthly… please call for Group and Monthly rates
Amenities: Full hook ups (20amp-30amp-50amp), dog park, horseshoes, pool, fishing in Merced River, dump site, free WiFi, satellite TV, BBQ facility, picnic area, baseball field, laundry facility and much, much more!
Topography: Next to Merced River in central valley flat land… awesome shade trees
Miles One-Way: 349
Directions: From So Cal area I-5 N to CA 99 N to Collier Rd (Delhi) west 1,500 ft to Campground Rd left to campground, approx 1 mile
Website: Merced River RV Resort
We returned to this sleepy little Merced River RV resort for some of the best river camping in California as we started our trip up to Columbia in the foothills of the Mother Lode. This year the Merced River was very high and very swift leaving us with many breathtaking photo ops of this body of water flowing down from Yosemite Nat’l Park.
As we previously mentioned in the first Travelogue post on this quiet, relaxing RV resort, full hookups are provided allowing you to bring out the laptop for free wifi and catch up on your email or you can hookup their free satellite tv and watch a wide variety of channels as you sit back and just relax.
Just one off ramp south travelers can find a QuikStop where the fuel prices are usually pretty reasonable. Across the street travelers can also find a large Chevron station. This area also provides some fast food restaurants if you need a quick bite or refreshment.
If travelers are continuing north on the 99, a Costco is available for fuel around 15 minutes away. There are also quite a few decent restaurants including a Panera’s Bread in this surrounding area. The Costco is just off the freeway and there is easy access to get right back on, north bound or south bound!
If you are traveling up into the Mother Lode as we were, there are several routes to head east towards Hwy 49 which runs north and south through the heart of the Mother Lode hills. From Mariposa up through Calaveras County there are tons of incredible old gold mining towns to get lost in.
One can explore Hwy 49 for days and never begin to touch the history and beauty of the old gold rush country! If you enjoyed reading some of Mark Twain’s books as a child, you’ll instantly fall in love with the treasures found here in the foothills of the Sierras known as the Mother Lode in the shadows of Yosemite Nat’l Park.
If you are traveling through the area, this is the perfect place to spend a quiet, restful night next to the beautiful Merced River. Fuel and Starbuck’s is just one exit south as you begin your journey the next morning!
For more information please visit http://www.mercedriverrvresort.com/
By R.C. Stude