In May 1848, Claude Chana found gold in the Auburn area and got credit for being the founder. Gold was found by others, which attracted more people in search of riches. Merchants, saloon keepers, and gamblers made their way to the area, establishing a small mining camp. In August 1849, miners named the town after Auburn, New York. During the winter of 1849, miners in the river canyons tried to escape the harsh winter by running to Auburn to survive. These miners were stuck for the winter, and this turned the area into a more permanent settlement. The influx of miners seeking shelter in the small mining camp led to a few large public hotels being quickly built. These events and the town's location between Sacramento and the gold mines secured Auburn's success.
By 1850, Auburn's population had grown to over 1,500. Auburn continued to prosper when it became the county seat of Placer County. The first transcontinental railroad reached the area in 1865. While all these factors contributed to Auburn's growth and prosperity, the town's reputation for being a place of tolerance and safety secured its future.
Today, with a population of over 14,000, Auburn's crime rate is still 27.1 percent lower than the state average. The town offers various dining options, including Katrina's Café, Awful Annie's, and the Auburn Alehouse. Most locals recommend visiting Lake Clementine, Old Town Auburn, Auburn State Recreation Area, and Forest Hill. However, these people also say you cannot visit Auburn without exploring Hidden Falls Regional Park.
Auburn CO-OP – This event happens every year on the third Thursday of May, June, September, and October. This community gathering has kid's crafts, drumming circles, street games, and more.
Old Town Auburn Christmas – For two weekends in December, you can enjoy classic Christmas traditions at this event. You can meet Santa, listen to music, indulge in food and drink, shop until you drop, and enjoy the community.
Auburn Harvest Festival – The Auburn Area Recreation and Parks District sponsors this event in October. It features giant pumpkin and scarecrow contests, live music, arts and crafts, and food.
Motorhomes are divided into Class A, B, and C vehicles. On average expect to pay $185 per night for Class A, $149 per night for Class B and $179 per night for Class C. Towable RVs include 5th Wheel, Travel Trailers, Popups, and Toy Hauler. On average, in Auburn, CA, the 5th Wheel trailer starts at $70 per night. Pricing for the Travel Trailer begins at $60 per night, and the Popup Trailer starts at $65 per night.Do you need to be a certain age to rent an RV in Auburn?
Yes. The minimum age is 25 to be eligible to get an RV Rental in Auburn from RVshare.Does RVshare have emergency roadside assistance?
Yes. Every RV rental booked through RVshare receives 24/7 emergency roadside assistance.Does RVshare offer one way RV rentals in Auburn?
Yes. Prior to renting any RV, check with the owner since not all will offer this particular option.