Visit Gold Country, California with Mighway

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With its gold mining history, Gold Country is a great place to visit for both the history nut and the nature lover. Once upon a time, Empire Mine State Historic Park was the biggest gold mining operation in California, and before it closed in 1956, the mine produced 5.6 million ounces of gold! When the Gold Rush began in California in the mid-1800s, hundreds of thousands of pioneers headed west to make their fortune. Today, this history still lies thick upon the land in Gold Country, located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains in the northern part of the state. While gold may have drawn many settlers from 1848 onward, today the major draws are the history, natural environment and cultural attractions of the region. From farmers’ markets, craft breweries and wine tours, there’s plenty for foodies to see and taste; and for fans of small-town wanderings, places like Auburn and Jamestown provide plenty of quaint storefronts and small museums. The natural environment is impressive as well, with flower-filled meadows, oak trees and views of the mountains in the background. You can spend your days hiking, fishing, rafting, mountain biking or simply strolling through the countryside at numerous parks and open spaces. Get closer to nature with cave and mine adventures, or get some pampering at the Sierra Hot Springs. You can even visit the famous Folsom Prison Museum, which you may have heard of in the Johnny Cash song. As always, there’s great food and wine to be had all over the region, as this area is well known for its Zinfandel. Plan your trip with a Rental RV from Mighway, and let the journey unfold.

RV Rental Gold Country


Chinook RV, the best small RV ever made.
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$250 / Night

Chinook RV, the best small RV ever made.

Grass Valley, California

Sleeps 4 Toilet Shower

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The Rolling Retreat
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$115 / Night

The Rolling Retreat

Yuba City, California

Sleeps 4 Toilet Shower

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Glamper
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$200 / Night

Glamper

Brentwood, California

Sleeps 8 Toilet Shower

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Cabover Style C 23-25ft RV - Reno
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$131.4 / Night

Cabover Style C 23-25ft RV - Reno

Reno, Nevada

Sleeps 5 Toilet Shower

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SLIDEOUT AF34 FAMILY SLEEPER RV - SACRAMENTO V4
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SLIDEOUT AF34 FAMILY SLEEPER RV - SACRAMENTO V4

Sacramento, California

Sleeps 6 Toilet Shower

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2019 Coachman Leprechaun220QB- Perfect Family RV
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$130 / Night

2019 Coachman Leprechaun220QB- Perfect Family RV

Antioch, California

Sleeps 6 Toilet Shower

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19" RV Trailer
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$120 / Night

19" RV Trailer

Rio Linda, California

Sleeps 6 Toilet Shower

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Cabover Style C22 RV - NEVADA V4
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Cabover Style C22 RV - NEVADA V4

Reno, Nevada

Sleeps 5 Toilet Shower

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Places to Visit near Gold Country


Emerald Bay State Park

In 1969, Emerald Bay was designated a National Natural Landmark for its brilliant panorama of mountain-building processes and glacier carved granite. The natural beauty, geology and history of this unique island make it one of the highlights of any visit to the Lake Tahoe area. Emerald Bay State Park includes 2 campgrounds: Boat-In Camp (accessible by boat or foot only) and Eagle Point Campground (closed through 2015). The scenic Rubicon foot trail wraps around Emerald Bay, with trailheads at Eagle Point campground, Vikingsholm, and DL Bliss State Park. The park features Vikingsholm, one of the finest examples of Scandinavian architecture in the western hemisphere and the "Tea House" on Fannette Island, the only island to be found in all of Lake Tahoe. There is no vehicle access to the lakeshore of Emerald Bay or Vikingsholm. Visitors walk to the lake from the Vikingsholm Parking Lot (1 mile walk) or via the Rubicon Trail. Some visitors arrive by kayak or private boat. Emerald Bay was designated an underwater state park in 1994. It is the resting place for many boats, launches and barges used in the lake before the turn of the century, during the heyday of Emerald Bay Resort and used in the construction of Vikingsholm.  Visitors to Emerald Bay State Park enjoy hiking, swimming, kayaking, scuba diving, boating, sightseening and touring Vikingsholm in the summer months. 

Empire Mine State Historic Park

The Empire Mine is the site of the oldest, largest, and richest gold mine in California. From 1850 to its closing in 1956, it produced 5.8 million ounces of gold.This 5.8 million ounces of gold would fill a box 7 feet on each side. It is estimated that this represented only 20% of the available gold...80% remains. The Park contains many of the original mine buildings, the owners cottage and the restored gardens and grounds as well as the entrance to 367 miles (the equivalent of a round trip from Grass Valley to San Jose) of abandoned and flooded shafts and tunnels. The park consists of 845 acres of forested back country and 12 miles of trails for hikers, bikers and horseback riders.

Tallac Historic Site

Stroll through the former summer homes and gardens of four wealthy gilded-age families.

The Gondola at Heavenly

Even if you aren't skiing or riding, you can still experience one of the greatest views of Lake Tahoe with a Scenic Gondola Ride. Get on the Gondola in the Heavenly Village and have your camera ready - the 2.4 mile ride will leave you breathless. Stop at the Observation Deck for panoramic views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding Sierra Nevada mountains. Hop aboard an 8-passenger glass cabin and be whisked 2.4 miles up the side of a mountain for breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Riders can hop off at an observation deck, located half way up, for even more spectacular sights.

Campgrounds and RV Parks near Gold Country


Emerald Bay State Park

Outdoors & Recreation in South Lake Tahoe, CA

In 1969, Emerald Bay was designated a National Natural Landmark for its brilliant panorama of mountain-building processes and glacier carved granite. The natural beauty, geology and history of this unique island make it one of the highlights of any visit to the Lake Tahoe area. Emerald Bay State Park includes 2 campgrounds: Boat-In Camp (accessible by boat or foot only) and Eagle Point Campground (closed through 2015). The scenic Rubicon foot trail wraps around Emerald Bay, with trailheads at Eagle Point campground, Vikingsholm, and DL Bliss State Park. The park features Vikingsholm, one of the finest examples of Scandinavian architecture in the western hemisphere and the "Tea House" on Fannette Island, the only island to be found in all of Lake Tahoe. There is no vehicle access to the lakeshore of Emerald Bay or Vikingsholm. Visitors walk to the lake from the Vikingsholm Parking Lot (1 mile walk) or via the Rubicon Trail. Some visitors arrive by kayak or private boat. Emerald Bay was designated an underwater state park in 1994. It is the resting place for many boats, launches and barges used in the lake before the turn of the century, during the heyday of Emerald Bay Resort and used in the construction of Vikingsholm.  Visitors to Emerald Bay State Park enjoy hiking, swimming, kayaking, scuba diving, boating, sightseening and touring Vikingsholm in the summer months. 

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Tuolumne Meadows

Backpack through this beautiful meadow

Tuolumne Meadows has a good view of the Cathedral Range (in the background of the image, looking south), Lembert Dome and Mount Dana (to the north). Camping is available at the Tuolumne Meadows campground (reservations recommended). Excellent hiking and rock climbing are accessible from Tuolumne Meadows, which tends to be less crowded than Yosemite Valley. The John Muir Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail run through Tuolumne Meadows. Downstream (flowing to the right (western) side of the image), the Tuolumne River cascades over Waterwheel Falls, near Glen Aulin, eventually pooling at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. Tuolumne Meadows store in winter The roads to the meadows are generally free of snow from June through October. Due to the extreme elevation, road access is closed through winter season in the Meadows. Many back country hiking and backpacking trails start in Tuolumne Meadows including the primary route to summit Mount Lyell, the highest peak in Yosemite National Park.

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