#6 Navajo - Tent Camping along the creek
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.
The tent camping site is located along the creek between sites #5 and #15. It requires that you pass by two camping spots (5 and6) and is a smaller spot and recommended for a small or medium size tent. We limit the number of campers to 4 due to the space which narrows here. Each camp spot has its own picnic table along with a propane fire pit that is available for ambiance. Propane canisters are available for rental on site.
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 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
The vibe at #6 Private Camping along Creek
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
This site was great! It was beautiful, even at the end of the summer. There was plenty to do on the property and the nearby town was cute and charming. The bathrooms were so clean and updated and was definitely a perk compared to bathrooms at state campsites!! Greg was extremely friendly and helpful!
Our experience was better than we expected.
Greg is the perfect host, he gave us much more than we needed: he waited for us (we arrived later than 8pm due the traffic), he showed us all the camp and gave us all kind of extra facilities/tips to assure our stay at Camp Nauvoo was awesome. And it was!
It's a perfect camp for families, groups or couples looking for intimacy (like our case).
We stayed in a tent site but I have to say that the teepees and glamping spots looked really appealing. So maybe next time we will upgrade and try another type of camping experience.
Having the creek next to us and the chance to chill on the water was one of the best things.
Also, we didn't expect to have bathrooms and free propane bbqs, this was a + after a day exploring the area-swimming-hicking.
The last extra point: Greg provided us a propane firepit for our second night (wood fires are not allowed). win-win!
We will be back for sure! Next time with more friends.
But at the same time we don't want to promote a lot the campground so we can keep it secret still ;-)
Regardless one detail (campground #6 does not have a platform, so the pictures at the hipcamp website are not accurate) all our stay at the camp was amazing.