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“The old church is the best”
Review of Chinese Camp

Chinese Camp
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Owner description: This mining center is where the predecessor to Wells-Fargo was located.
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 Main Street, you will see a very few old building, deserted, No Trespassing, etc. There is a plaque on one of them from E Clampus Vitas (I love those guys) about the last stagecoach drive in California, Directly across the street on the other side of the highway, a few hundred feet in (before the road dead ends) is the old St Francis Xavier church, looks right out of a western, I was hoping Gary Cooper would walk out the front door. There is the requisite cemetery in the kirkyard, and a big steel cable holding the building proper from sliding away, it seems. If you like to look at old stuff and imagine what it was like when it was operating, this is a cool stop.

Thank Mark M
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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
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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 and clean restrooms area available. There are areas for horse trailer parking. This area is Serpentine rock area that is being studied as well as the plant life. Stay on the trails to protect the area.

1  Thank GRS-SJS
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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
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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 the only known cira 1800's Jesuit Shrine in No California in a 4 mile radius.

Parking right off the freeway a good 1/2 can be had walking around the old Main Street. The Pioneer Cemetery is right across the freeway where Main Street dead ends. Another 30mins to 1hr can be spent wandering the tombstones there.

Funny fact, there is till a functioning post office as Chinese Camp still has a tad over 100 ppl as a permanent population. One can buy a souvenir postcard and sen it with the Postmarked stamp.

3  Thank Zeph721
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