Maps & Directions

Dru Barner Equestrian Park is located on the middle western slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains between Auburn (Hwy 80) and Placerville (Hwy 50), about 1 ½ hours east of Sacramento.  There are several different ways to get there:

I-80 East toward Reno – Exit 119C Placerville/49 (Elm Street) in Auburn.  (Be careful merging right to exit as cars are merging onto the highway just before the exit) Turn left at end of ramp onto Elm St…

I-80 West – Exit 119C Placerville/49 (Elm Street) in Auburn.  Turn right at end of ramp to Elm St….

Follow Elm to the bottom of the hill and turn left at the light.  Follow signs for CA-49 South.  Straight through next stop light which is the top of the “canyon.”  Follow Hwy 49 three miles to the bottom of the canyon (American River confluence). Follow the signs to Cool by turning right across the bridge and continue on Hwy 49 for another three miles to Cool.  Turn left onto Hwy 193/Georgetown Road.  Follow Hwy 193 12.2 miles to Georgetown.  At the 4-way stop in Georgetown, turn left onto Main Street (Wentworth Springs Road).

Gas and diesel are available at the station at the 4-way stop in Georgetown.  There is also Worton’s Market, a little grocery store/deli on your right as you turn onto Main Street – and yes, there is parking in the middle of the road!

From Hwy 50  East, take Shingle Springs/Ponderosa exit (There are alternative routes from Hwy 50 to Coloma including Hwy 49, but this route is probably best for those towing horses.)  –  Ponderosa Rd exit.  Turn left at light to cross over fwy.  Turn right at second light onto North Shingle Springs Rd.  This road changes names along the way (North Shinge to Green Valley to Lotus Rd) but continue to follow straight to Lotus/Coloma where it dead ends at Hwy 49.  Turn left onto Hwy 49 and proceed to Cool.  Turn right at the stop sight onto Hwy 193/Georgetown Road.  Follow Hwy 193 12.2 miles to Georgetown.  At the 4-way stop in Georgetown, turn left onto Main Street (Wentworth Springs Road).

Gas and diesel are available at the station at the 4-way stop in Georgetown.  There is also Worton’s Market, a little grocery store/deli on your right as you turn onto Main Street – and yes, there is parking in the middle of the road!

When you get to Georgetown. Proceed on Main Street/Wentworth Springs road approximately 6 miles to the turnoff to Dru Barner Park.  Watch for the Dru Barner sign on the right – It’s kind of buried in the tree branches, but we will put some streamers on it.  The left-hand turn off is about 50 feet past the sign. There is a small driveway before the Dru Barner entrance, but this is NOT the turn.  Look for the sign at the road entrance.  If you reach the Virner Restaurant on the right, you have gone too far.   The road to Dru Barner Park is paved but narrow.  Please drive carefully and watch for rigs coming from the opposite direction.  The campground is about 2.5 miles from the turnoff.  Pick up your day/overnight fee envelope at the campground marquee on your way in.

From Georgetown

Follow Main Street through the town where the name of the road changes to Wentworth Springs. Continue east for approximately 5.5 miles.  Watch for a brown sign for the turn onto Bottle Hill Bypass/ Dru Barner Park.  It says ¼ mile, but it is a very short distance.  Turn left onto Bottle Hill Bypass, and proceed to camp.  Road is paved but narrow, watch for oncoming traffic.  Headlights are advised at all times on mountain roads to increase your visibility to other drivers.

Camping at Dru Barner is $8 per night, and day use is $3.  Fee envelopes are available at the entrance, and cash (exact amount) or a check can be used.  These use fees are paid directly to the Forest Service and are not included in the ride entry fees.

Trail maps and information are available at the Georgetown Ranger Station, located on the right side of Wentworth Springs Rd. about 3.5 miles from town.  There is a wide shoulder where it is easy to pull off with a trailer.

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Campground Information

Georgetown Divide Equestrian Trails Foundation