Washington Ridge Camp #44


Contact Info

11425 Conservation Camp Road, Nevada City, CA 95959
PH: (530) 265-4623

CDCR Camp Staff

  • Lt. G. Ratliff, Camp Commander
  • Sgt. J. McCloughan, Assistant Camp Commander

2021 Camp Statistics

CDCR Staff: 9

Total number of inmates: 37

Total inmate capacity: 100

Community Service Projects

  1. Dept Of Water Resources (Clearing the local waterways of debris).
  2. Placer County Roads (Fuel Reduction).
  3. Placer County Parks (Fuel Reduction).
  4. Auburn Parks and Recreation Areas (Fuel Reduction).
  5. Tahoe National Parks (Fuel Reduction and Habitat improvement).
  6. Yuba County Public Works (Clean up levels and waterways of debris).

Camp History

In Spring 2005, the California Youth Authority could not effectively maintain the ward (Youth Offender) population to meet the CAL FIRE mission for emergency firefighting, flood, and the day-to-day activities associated with a conservation camp. On June 1, 2005, CDCR took possession of the Washington Ridge Conservation Camp CC#44.

Inmate Programs

Inmates may participate in hobby craft and recreational activities. Spiritual services are provided by community volunteers. The camp has NA, AA, GED, college courses through the local college, and has an established Alternative to Violence Program.