Located conveniently on Highway 49, Cal-Ida is a reasonably sized campground with several modern amenities. Like most California state-run campgrounds, Cal-Ida tends to be fairly dog-friendly.
The campground contains a total of 19 sites, all of which come standard with a fire ring, potable water hookup, and picnic table. Vault toilets are located close by for convenience. Keep in mind that there's an extra $5 fee for any additional vehicles that need to be parked. Also, be sure to check which site you'll be reserving as specific plots are meant for tent use only. Canines can accompany overnight guests, provided they're not kept outside through the evening hours.
Kayaking is available on the North Yuba River, which is located just across the street from Cal-Ida. Rental services are available for both canoes and kayaks via a third party -- more information can be found at the businesses' offices. If you're bringing your vessel, make sure it has up-to-date California registration displayed before hitting the water.
Fishing is another favorite pastime for guests of Cal-Ida, with rainbow trout regularly populating the North Yuba River. Due to a lack of fishing amenities such as pole rentals or a bait shop, guests are encouraged to bring their equipment to Cal-Ida if they'd like to drop a line. If you've got Fido with you for the day, make sure they stay leashed up to avoid bothering other guests.
While swimming and tubing are both allowed in the river, there's no safety staff for either activity, so guests dipping their toes do so at their risks. If you've got your canine with you, they can enjoy the river as well, provided they're on a sturdy leash throughout their stay. More information on tube rental can be found by calling the Cal-Ida main offices during their seasonal summer hours.