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The old church is the best

We drove past the "commercial" part, which is actually a functioning convenience store, and an... read more

Reviewed July 6, 2017
Mark M
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Oakland, California
Semi Ghost Town

I dropped by this spot by before my lil sisters wedding in Sonora, CA on the weekend of New years... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2016
Zeph721
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San Jose, California
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This mining center is where the predecessor to Wells-Fargo was located.
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Highway 49, Chinese Camp, CA
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Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

One of the things I love about driving around California is the presence of actual ghost towns. Driving on Highway 49, on the way to Yosemite, you'll find Chinese Camp. During the mining years of the 1850s, Chinese Camp was home to over 5,000 Chinese...More

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Reviewed August 1, 2017

I have always wanted to take a road trip where we stop at every historical marker. Since we have extra time today we stop at the one in Chinese Camp. It is California Historical Marker No. 423 and is about the founding of Chinese Camp,...More

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Reviewed July 6, 2017

We drove past the "commercial" part, which is actually a functioning convenience store, and an interesting looking bar, and went to the stone highway market (in the already posted pictures) describing the Mark Twain Brett Harte Trail. from that monument, if you turn right down...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed May 23, 2017

This town(?) is so insignificant that we almost drove past without seeing it. Basically it is two shacks which appear abandoned. It's a shame as it was obviously an important part of the history of the mining in this area.

1  Thank rogerbQ4859CC
Reviewed April 9, 2017

This review is for Red Hill loop trail on Red Hill Rd. outside of Chinese Camp. Great area to hike or ride horses and see wildflower and the rolling hills of the area. There is a large area for parking off the road. Picnic areas...More

1  Thank GRS-SJS
Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

We took a scenic drive along Highway 49, from Jamestown to Oakhurst. Here are some of the stops we made, in Chinese Camp and Coulterville, as we explored historic and (mostly) abandoned towns. This is a great route for photographers and history buffs!

2  Thank Beste L
Reviewed July 22, 2016

I dropped by this spot by before my lil sisters wedding in Sonora, CA on the weekend of New years eve 2015. Right off the 120/montezuma road, there are about 1/2 dozen other sites/ Ghost Towns such as Montezuma, Jefferson (although only markers remain) and...More

3  Thank Zeph721
Reviewed April 21, 2016

If you love old building and ruins this is a great place to stop. It is easy to drive by without noticing. There is an historical marker on the west side of the street. Park there and walk down the block to the left (south)....More

2  Thank fungramma51
Reviewed March 8, 2016

A very small historic town, with some great gold rush history. Stop and talk to the locals or do some research on the net before going to Yosemite?

Thank Lj K
Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Called into the bar at Chinese Camp to buy a handmade rug and ended up staying for 3 hours talking to Mike the owner. If you're travelling to Yosemite near Sonora make sure you call into see Mike at Chinese Camp it's well worth the...More

4  Thank Kylie W
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