Hello Sprinter Van Fans.
The 4th Annual Northern California Sprinter Campout will be held October 10-13, 2019 at the Taylorsville County Campground in Plumas County, California.
“An Informal Get-Together for Sprinter and Similar type Vans and Enthusiasts”
NCSC 2019 is open to all vans and RVs Sprinter or European design in nature or American brands and enthusiasts who ar thinking of buying. There has been an emphasis on Class B van DIY and factory adventure van buildouts with some larger class C RVs. The campout is a wonderful opportunity to meet friends and share ideas, stories and our love and enthusiasm for vans/RVs. And what better place to meet up than in a family-friendly, dog-friendly (on leash and run) campground environment.
NCSC I, II and III had a wonderful representation of about 25 West Coast Sprinters
and Transit owners in all states of completion. We shared ideas
good times, fall weather, food, nature, song, socializing, fun and games. It’s anybody’s guess how many may show for 2019. There is room for 100+ rigs, so come on up on a whim. No preregistration necessary.
Gates will be open 24/7. Late arrivals can find a spot and register in the morning.
The cost to enter is the $14/night campground fee, $5/day use if coming for a single day.
I’m putting it together for the fun of it. It’s my way to share my personal enthusiasm about Sprinters and Adventure RVs.
NCSC Tee Shirts $15. Free commemorative stickers for all attendees
Taylorsville is situated at 3500 feet in Indian Valley south of Lake Almanor and Greenville, and north of Quincy California. 7000’ mountain peaks cradle the valley floor. Weather should be fall brisk at night 40s perhaps 30s and mild 50-60s in the daytime.
Taylorsville Campground has offered a warm welcome after the tragic Campfire that ravaged the Concow and Paradise communities in Butte County November 8, 2018. Lake Concow Campground remains closed for debris and tree removal until Spring 2020.
Tatlorysville C.G. offers amenities including hot showers ($1 bring quarters), water onsite, firewood for sale ($5 supporting the youth rodeo), fishing on Indian Creek, a tennis court, a basketball hood, and horseshoe pits. We have an area of the campground without parking restriction so the vans can be grouped in any manner attendees see fit. This area of the campground is in the pines and covered in needles, so an entry mat into your van is a good idea. There is plenty of level parking, but levelers for your van are helpful close to the creek shore.
Taylorsville Campground Website
The town of Taylorsville is 1/2 mile west of the Campground
You may show up anytime day or night without reservation for the event. If you think you can make it, leave a comment here, on the Sprinter Forum, Instagram #norcalsprintercampground or the Facebook group.
Thursday is early arrival setting up and just hanging out. Most activities will be Friday, Saturday and early
Sunday. Everyone is welcome to show up earlier or stay later than the official dates for regular camp fees.
We all enjoyed just hanging around the lake and making the rounds to different vans. So the activity schedule will
have much free time to visit and tell super-high-roof tales.
One of the coolest aspects of this informal get-together is that we get to sport our camping regalia in practical
use, opposed to a parking lot. Strolling setup to setup to visit is fun.
-Friday Potluck at 6PM. Bring an appetizer, a dish, dessert or beverage to share.
-Shmores at the campfire Saturday night.
-Goodbye pancake breakfast Sunday morning 9AM. I’ll bring the Krusteaz. Karen and I will be flippin’ flapjacks.
Due to the additional drive for most this year, we will not have a group rally, there will be many opportunities for day trips and will supply maps of the area.
LA Sierra Ramblers from Quincy California on Saturday 6-8PM.
Sprinter Jeopardy Saturday after music. Better peruse Sprinter-Wiki before the campout.
Campfires Friday and Saturday Nights (weather permitting)
Bring your surplus build parts for the ‘Sprinter Free Box’. There were great scores last year going to happy new
If you have something really nice that commands a few bucks, that’s fine too.
There are no official vendors at the campout and we remain an unsponsored event comprised mostly of end users camping and having fun. That said, folks are welcome to peddle there van/RV accessories if they wish.
Indian Creek runs through the campground.
Address: 120120009, Taylorsville, CA 95983, United States
The Taylorsville County Park and Campground is located 1/2 mile east of Taylorsville past Indian Creek, right across from the Indian Valley Riding and Roping Club (Rodeo grounds).
From CA Hwy 70, it is six miles north on CA Hwy 89 from the junction in the Feather River Canyon. Then 5.5 miles east on Arlington Road (A22) from CA Hwy 89. Drive through the town of Taylorsville (at 25mph please)
The Reno and Tahoe folks are a 30 miles closer. I reckon some local Plumas and Lassen County rigs may attend.
The Sacramento Valley and Bay Area folks will drive 56 miles farther than Concow east on CA Hwy 70 through the scenic Feather River Canyon. The CA Hwy 89 turn off Hwy 70 is about 15 miles beyond Belden Town for those that rallied there in past years.
Nevada and Placer Counties can omit the Sacramento Valley by taking 49 to Lakes Basin cutoff then down through Quincy on CA Hwy 70 west to CA Hwy 89 north in the Feather River Canyon.
Those coming from points north can shortcut Chico by taking CA Hwy 36 east to CA Hwy 89 at Red Bluff or Hwy 89 at Mt. Shasta. It’s shorter, more scenic and will avoid the valley dump truck debris removal traffic.
There is also short route from US Hwy 395 at Susanville from the north. It’s 18 miles shorter and 6 minutes faster from Portland coming in the back way …Eugene, Bend, Klamath Falls, Tule Lake, Bieber, Susanville to Taylorsville.
Taylorsville CA. It is situated in
a beautiful part of Northern California seldom tread by most, however, between many classic destinations:
1.5 hrs West of Tahoe-Reno,
80 Minutes East of Chico (and the Sierra Nevada Brewery)
1 hour South of Mt. Lassen National Park
2.7 hours North of Sacramento
3.5 hours North/East of the Bay Area
4 hours East of the Mendocino Pacific Coast
4 hours South of Ashland, Oregon
For those of you planning on Fall Sprinter gallivanting, consider a stop off at the NorCal Sprinter Campout.
Here is a link the 2018 comprehensive information guidebook.
Looking forward to seeing some old and new Sprinter fans and friends.
See you at NorCal Sprinter Campout 2019
Dale and Karen
…and a video from the first NCSC in 2016…