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Georgetown - Bald Mountain Staging Area

Directions:  To get to Georgetown, take I-80 east to Auburn, then Hwy. 49 south (east) to Cool to catch 193,  OR  Go east on Hwy. 50 to Placerville and exit onto Hwy. 49 north;then take a right fork and go about 15 miles north on 193 (Georgetown Rd.); turn right on Wentworth Springs Rd. and go into the town of Georgetown.

Then go east on Hwy. 63/RT1 (which is Wentworth Springs Rd. and is called Main street in town) for approximately 9 miles (passing the turn-off for Mace Mill staging area; also, you pass Balderson Rd. twice since its a loop). Turn right on Bald Mountain Lookout Road (also known as forest road 12N71, possibly also 12N72). Go about 1/2 mile and stay to the right; turn right onto the dirt road off the forest road, looking for TBSA sign or paper plate. The staging area will be on the right side past the sign board. (Note: Forest Rd. 12N72 splits off left near the staging area, but don’t take it.) 

Facilities:  No water or toilets are available here.                    (**by GPS, camp is at N 38 degrees 54.971", W 120 degrees 41.854")

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Nearest hospitals:  Marshall Hospital
1080 Marshall Way
Placerville, CA 95667-5706
(530) 622-1441
24 hour emergency room
27 miles (about 1 hour) South from the Georgetown campground
Go west on Wentworth Springs Road for about 9.5 miles.
Turn left onto Georgetown Road (route 193) and proceed south for 14 miles.
Turn left onto route 49 and go south about 0.8 mile.
Turn left onto highway 50 and go east about 0.4 mile.
Turn right onto Bedford Avenue.
Turn left onto Main Street.
Turn right onto Cedar Ravine Road.
Turn left onto Marshall Way (third street on the left).
The hospital is at the top of the hill on the right-hand side.
  Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital
11815 Education Street
Auburn, CA 95602-2410
(530) 888-4500
24 hour emergency room

32 miles (about 1 hour) West from the Georgetown campground
Go west on Wentworth Springs Road for about 9.5 miles.
Turn right onto Georgetown Road (route 193) and proceed west for 12 miles.
Turn right onto route 49 and go northwest for 10 miles.
In Auburn, route 49 turns right on Lincoln Way, then right again 1/4 mile later.
About 3.4 miles past highway 80, turn left onto Education Street.