This page is all about “Points of Interest” along the McKinney-Rubicon Springs Road. These points have been (or will be) GPSed. As I move forward, there will be a link for some of them with a full description and photographs. As the traditional direction of travel is from west to east, the list starts at the El Dorado County and Placer County border at the north end of the private property known as Rubicon Springs.
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These GPS points were not professionally obtained and should not be used for navigation purposes. They are a guide to the approximate area of the ‘Point of Interest’ named.
The ‘Mile Marker’ GPS numbers were provided to me and not confirmed on the trail. Their data ended at Forest Road 03-04, approximately nine miles from the staging area.
Other than the campsite that are available for adoption, there are a few formal campgrounds in the area. Two of those are in Blackwood Canyon.
The first listed is the Blackwood designated campground. There are six sites. They are first come first serve. I believe there is no charge. There is a day use only group area along with camps a short walk in to the trees as well as some right beside the parking area.
The Kaspian Campground is right on Highway 89. Half the sites are above the paved parking area. It’s a bit of a hike to get all your gear up there.
The sites to the side of the parking area offer a better view of the lake but also have more road noise.
There is a fee for camping here and spots can be reserved.