To clarify, the new facilities at Ruling Creek are open. I believe PG&E is planning on charging a fee, though I'm not sure what it is. The facilities are nice, include water, fire pits, ample room and are located riverside for easy fishing access.
Originally Posted by jnesheim
I camped in May at the new Ruling Creek campground. Awesome, toilets, water, fire pits, spcial spots for RVs and tents, as well as trucks. About mid section of Pit 4. May no be officially opened, was no charge in May. Enjoy.
Been fishing the river all over and doing fairly well the past couple of weeks. Nothing fancy needed. A lot of golden stones are out, as well as caddis (black micro and large size 12 tan), along with some larger size mayflies, though 99% of my fishing has been subsurface. Lots of great water to explore along Pit 3 and 4. Just find the clearly marked turnouts and explore. Haven't made it down to 5 yet this year.
Right now the campgrounds are inaccessible to traffic due to a huge bolder blocking the last 1/4 mile of the road. It completely blocks the road, so it is ill-advisable to travel down the road unless you plan on stopping and hiking in the rest of the way. The Friday before Memorial day someone from San Francisco tried to drive around it and got his brand new Lexus stuck. No cell coverage in there. Luckily he had several friends coming, so I believe they were able to get a tow truck sometime during the weekend. Can't say he wasn't warned, or that it was a cheap tow.
Originally Posted by Bill Kiene aka "Boca Grande"
We camped for years at the old Deep Creek camp ground just upstream from Henderson Springs private water lodge.
Not sure if the road is good enough to go in there.