#5 - Shoshone - Tent Creekside
This is a family private owned small campground (16 sites only) located on the outskirts of Placerville. The property features 86.5 secluded Tahoe like acres with beautiful year-round Weber Creek. The camp sites are placed along the creek or the bluff overlooking the creek.We have traditional dirt camping, platforms with canvas tents and glamping tents for those that want the comforts of home.Our hallmark is our family teepee!We are all about tent camping – we do not allow travel trailers, campers or van camping.
Now that we have a season under our belts we’ve been told that we have a “family camp” vibe.We are a great place for families wanting a safe environment for their kids but also several group sites for those that want to hang out together.We are also a great base site for those wilderness enthusiasts with access to all the El Dorado National Forest including Desolation but want a hot shower at the end of the day.Tahoe is less than an hour away.We are dog friendly and love our pets but absolutely enforce leash laws to protect your pet as well as the other campers.Due to the nature of our mixed audience camp we also enforce our quiet period from 10 pm to 7 AM.
We have a lodge that is stocked with game tables and every game imaginable along with a ping pong table.The lodge has a Keurig machine and a hot water kettle for those hot drinks (BYO Cups).We have several tables set up for those that want to eat inside as well as multiple picnic tables along the side of the lodge with overhead protection.We’ve been told that our bathrooms are the “cleanest” ever and have changing tables and diaper pails.The showers are nice and cleaned daily.
For outdoor activities we have basketball, volley ball and cornhole not to mention the playground with swing sets, seesaw and tractor play.We also have many outdoor games for meadow play including a tug-a-war rope, gunny sacks, baseballs, gloves and a soccer net.We have hiking trails throughout the property.Our highlight is a camp fire bowl with bench seating with a stage to display camper talent which is perfect for the evening fire and roasting s’mores.We treat our guests to s’mores each Saturday and Tuesday nights!The common area has BBQs – both propane and charcoal as well as a cooking griddle (we also adding a campfire pit in the campfire bowl area for charcoal dutch oven cooking).We are in the wilderness so we have a cool room to store all food at night – yes bears live in the wilderness.
The Creek starts out in the spring looking like a rushing river featuring lots of swimming holes and fishing.However, as the summer evolves it is more of a small creek even though we do dam a portion of it (goes up memorial day weekend and down after labor day) for those that want to use the floating devices we provide (starts out 6 feet and ends up closer to 3 feet).We do not allow individual campfires but have propane fire pits at our glamping sites and group camp sites for ambience – not cooking (glamping sites we provide one propane tank – group sites propane available for purchase).
We are located in the foothills so we are a short hop to many local attractions that include river rafting, gold mines, wineries and historic towns with great eating establishments. There’s always something happened in downtown Placerville.To make things nicer for our guests we have the ability to rent a limited number of tents, cots, individual propane fire pits, BBQs, etc. - anything to make it easier for our campers.Come give our location a try – we think you’ll enjoy yourselves.
This site has a brand new 10x12 tent and features openings on both ends with mosquito netting and also a window overlooking the creek. The tent features 2 individual cots and bunk bed cots. This particular site has easy access located directly across the bridge from the lodge and restrooms. There is space for a small additional tent.
Please note we adhere to a three day minimum of Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day!
- Check in: After 3PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 2
- Accepts bookings: 9 months out Weeknight discount: 30% off
- Response time: Within an hour
- Response rate: 100%
The vibe at #5 Private Camping along Creek
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Camp Nauvoo is a great campground. Greg and Laurie are wonderful, attentive hosts. Campsite 5 was perfect for us and our tent fit nicely. The campsites are spaced apart well and ypu have a sense of privacy. This is not a platform site. It sits right next to the creek and is a 2 minute walk to the bathrooms. The campground is clean and well maintained with bathrooms, clean showers, a locked cool-room for food, and a sink for dishes. There is a large meadow for the kids to run around with volleyball, basketball and soccer (balls provided). The creek is beautiful and was perfect for wading and floating, they even provide the floaties. There are 4 BBQ's for use and Greg set up the fire pit each night even providing the Smores on Saturday. There is also a good 2.5 mile hike surrounding the area. We will come back.
Camp was great. Meadow area had lots of space for outdoor play like baseball, football... kids loved the basketball court and pingpong table. The bbq area was nice to have, very convenient. We will be going back! Thanks to Jeff and family for being awesome hosts❤️
Camp Nauvoo was the perfect place for our last summer camping trip. Gregg really goes the distance to ensure the grounds are well taken care of and that the guests are happy and having fun. I found the campgrounds to be ideal for camping with kids. I could cook and feel safe as the kids were running around playing in one of the many places kids could have free reign. My 6 yr old even commented on how clean the bathrooms were. We also had our dog who wore himself out every day.
I would definitely recommend Camp Nauvoo and have no doubt we will be back!