Lake Minden Thousand Trails
1256 Marcum Road Nicoluas, California 95659
Ranger Station: (530) 656-2700
Verizon Internet card works well at times and other times not so well. Verizon voice has good cell coverage – Park Internet was not tested but is available in adult lodge.
Points of Interest:
Jelly Belly Jelly bean Factory tour – One sweet tour and it’s free too! 1 Jelly Belly Lane, Fairfield, CA
Golden Gate Bridge – San Francisco, check bridge, and highway tolls they have gone electronic and are everywhere. We will not be back as a result of the tolls, California already robs us at the pump! (115 Miles)
Check legal RV limits for this highway – Legal RV Map
RV Restrictions for all California – know your length limits before you tread in California. In California your RV weight limit is 20,500 pounds on any one axle. National weight code for Motorhomes on the Interstates: U.S. Code, Title 23, Section 127 allows buses and motorhomes a maximum single-axle weight of 24,000.
California Weigh Station or scales are for commercial vehicles and rental trucks, RV’s only have to stop if flagged down somehow.
Does California require I have a special license to drive an RV? Your state drivers license if it allows you to drive you RV is good in California for same type of RV use as permitted to you in your state. California drivers need an endorsement and meet medical requirements.
Winter time driving and chain requirement in California. – Please refer to this document in the section labled RV’s they say they may require both out and inner duals to be chained together under some circumstances. Use the document in the link above to get all the details. Too complicated for my brain, as my CPU is out of date, and I am shy on memory.
California Tolls suck but they are the law, and this is how you deal with them if you are wealthy enough to California. Gees with all these fees, it’s no wonder every one is said to be on government assistance.
Everyone needs fuel – List of California Truck Stops – Note: Sacramento and Stockton area has the closest known truck stops to this park.
This is a nice park, but on the lower end of parks. There is a lot of green grass, a lake that is more of a pond than a lake, but large enough for row boat rentals and is stocked with bass, catfish, blue gill, and carp for those who like to fish. The outer edges of the park are fields of hay, dirt, and nut trees. The non member fee was $38 + $3.00 resort fee, and $10 more on weekends.
Coming in from Hwy 70 on Nicolaus Rd. there are no signs to the park, but you can see RV’s in the distance in the field on the left.
Just as we entered Nicoluas, we found Marcum road, the sign saying “Marcum” was hard to see. We only knew it was there because a school bus turned left here at this tan house on the left.
Drive about a mile down Marcum Rd.
The resort appear on the left, you can’t see this sign until you are right on it. The sign is obscured by nut trees. We almost passed it. The ranger teased us for swinging so wide when we turned in to the park, but Athena and I did not see the park until it was too late.
They are trying to bale hay just outside the park, but it is raining.