Street Parking | Wild Camping

United States

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Verified:
11 months ago
Altitude:
476.0 masl
Website:
None
Contributor:
Instagram

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
Yes
Showers:
No
Water:
Yes
Toilets:
Running Water
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
No
Pet Friendly:
Unknown

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Free street parking in North Auburn. Relatively quiet for being near the highway and no “no parking” signs around here. Next to a Burger King, and close proximity to a number of other shops for a quick bite, restocking, or bathrooms... There were some other vehicles that appeared to be staying longer term in the lot next to this as well, indicating the lot could also be okay to park in, but there was a non descriptive sign at the entrance saying that parking is reserved for disabled persons only (not sure if it refers to the whole lot or not)... In either case, great spot for an overnight while passing through!

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We stayed on the street, but just a quick overnight (we rolled in around 10pm, out by 9:30am the next morning after enjoying an awesome breakfast burrito from the adjacent taqueria that apparently used to be a Burger King). It’s a public road and there are no signs indicating this isn’t allowed. The lot looked a little sketchy and is definitely private property, though there are no signs about overnight parking there either. It was empty when we were there. The street is a little more sloped than the pic implies, but not too bad. Someone (in the taqueria lot?) was playing some loud music around midnight but only for a few minutes. Quiet otherwise, and no one seemed to mind that we were parked there.

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We stayed in the lot for more than a week. To answer the previous question about the sign, The sign about parking in spaces designated for people with disabilities is a standard sign you see at the entrance of many parking lots, and applies only to the specifically marked parking spaces - not the entire lot.

We parked on the street the first night, then in the lot as it felt more private and has shade in the morning during this heat wave.

A regional chain of a Taqueria is opening at this location soon, and I believe the lot is part of their property. This morning we saw work trucks at the restaurant, and wonder how this will affect using the lot in the future.

For now, we saw several people using the lot during the day, and some signs of homeless people in the lot I.e. trash. We were the only overnight vehicle in our van.

A camper had been on the street this whole time as well, and a few days ago dumped piles and piles of trash along the curb near the restaurant. Yesterday morning the police came to talk to them. As a result they are starting to pick it up and have a hand-written sign by their camper. It says “community clean-up”. However it appears they are allowed to stay.

Campers and hotel guests of the Rodeway Inn next door (especially truckers) also stay on the street, across the street in the lot behind the shopping center, and in a small drive which goes between the taqueria and hotel.

We heard occasional domestic disputes from the hotel, but the few people we actually saw in the parking lot waved and smiled. People also walk down the street from the nearby apartment complex and no one seems to mind the camping.

This has been a nice stay for us. we used the bathroom and shopped at Raley’s grocery. We found many places to go during the day in Auburn. Jack in the Box has a great wifi. MCdonalds and raleys both have nice big shady lots in the back. The confluence of the north fork and middle fork of the American river is a few miles away and super beautiful - great place to swim. Several nice parks in Auburn as well.

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Free street parking in North Auburn. Relatively quiet for being near the highway and no “no parking” signs around here. Next to a Burger King, and close proximity to a number of other shops for a quick bite, restocking, or bathrooms... There were some other vehicles that appeared to be staying longer term in the lot next to this as well, indicating the lot could also be okay to park in, but there was a non descriptive sign at the entrance saying that parking is reserved for disabled persons only (not sure if it refers to the whole lot or not)... In either case, great spot for an overnight while passing through!

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