Youth/Educational Group Camping

Overview

Group overnight camping shall be limited to organized educational groups and youth groups, who have an educational or interpretive interest in the parkway and its resources.* Rate: $6.00 per camper, per night. Minimum 11 campers, maximum 250 campers.  Additional port-a-let charges may apply, depending upon the size of your youth group. Please ask about our SPECIAL rates for 501c3 non-profit organizations. 


Additional Rules for Camping:
Automobiles in parking lot only. NO DRIVING ON THE LAWN.
Carry camping equipment to campsite.
Campfire Permits are required for open fires, such as campfires, barbecues and portable stoves. To acquire a fire permit from the Sacramento Fire Department call: (916) 808-8623. Campfires in pre-designated areas for groups only. Please read American River Parkway Campfire and Smoking ORDINANCE UPDATE.
Water available, but not at individual sites. Please provide the ability to transport water.
Showers available at this time.
Restrooms and/or Port-a-lets available, depending on group size
Picnic tables available. First come, first served.
Propane stoves okay.
No electricity access for campsites.
Limited parking; car pooling encouraged for large groups.
No RV Camping;. no camping in Parking Lot.
No alcohol permitted in campsites.
Pack It In, Pack It Out & Leave No Trace ethics practiced. REMOVE YOUR OWN GARBAGE FROM THE PROPERTY. $200 charge for all left trash.
Adults must be present to chaperone youth group camping.
Check-in at 3pm. Check-out at Noon.
Minimum 1 night stay, max 7 days camping.
Campers and lodge events must register and pay on-line. NO WALK-INS, except for day users.
Pets must be leashed at all times. You must supply your own resources to clean-up after your pet and practice Leave No Trace. Take all trash with you.
Launching your own canoes and kayaks allowed, but no improved facility--AT OWN RISK. All water users MUST wear life vests at all times.
Waterway use is at your own risk. Natural river access. No dock or launch ramp. Use of Personal Flotation Devices required. NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY. CAUTION: strong currents, cold water, submerged debris, and uneven bottom.
Anyone who violates any of the rules for camping will be directed to leave Camp Pollock. No refunds.

*(pg 94, ARPP - http://www.regionalparks.saccounty.net/Parks/Documents/Parks/ARPP06-021909_sm.pdf)

Booking information

Camping is limited to organized youth groups and outdoor educational groups with an interest in the Parkway and its resources. 11 person minimum to qualify as a group. Checkin at 3PM. Checkout at 12PM.
Camp Pollock is open to the public from Sunrise to Sunset every day of the week.
Authorization. The authorization to use space at Camp Pollock is a revocable license. Unless special arrangements are made for the exclusive use of space and/or facilities at Camp Pollock, the license is nonexclusive. You must contact SVC at 916-792-4368 at least 3 months in advance of any of the following proposed uses of Camp Pollock to make appropriate arrangements: Exclusive uses; event uses that will be open to the public; multiple event uses; and large group uses (250 or more persons). The submission of a written application and the execution of a written license agreement will be required to authorize any such uses of Camp Pollock.
Vehicle Access. Sacramento county rangers lock the gates to Camp Pollock at sunset and unlock the gates at sunrise. If vehicle access to or from the Camp Pollock parking lot is required before or after daylight hours, special arrangements with SVC must be made in advance.