Miracle / Hobo Campground
GPS: 35°34’29.05″N, 118°31’44.36″W
Cost: $23/Night for single unit, $7/Night for extra vehicle(s) $25/Night on holiday weekends.
Booking Information: Hobo Campground is first come – first serve. Details can be found here.
Description: Hobo Campground is on river left and is open April through September. The camping spaces are first come, first serve. There are 35 individual sites and the max vehicle size is 22 feet. It is unsuitable for trailers. There are vault toilets, but no water.
History: Hobo campground has an interesting history as it was once known as Miracle Springs and was a small town featuring a hotel, post office, store and built up hot springs. SoCalRegion.com has a wonderful write up on it located here. The name Hobo has conflicting originations with one source writing it originated from the “rancher’s name for the workmen who lived there, who were accused of stealing sheep and cattle” (Source). And another source just simply calling it from it being a homeless campground (Source).
Not squaring up for the bottom drop and subsequent waves can turn rafts over. This is around 1,200 CFS.