#7 Nex Pierce - Group Tent Site for up to 15.
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 is a group campsite. It is located across the bridge and slightly up the hill on a level site. It has two picnic tables and has a propane fire pit that is available for use (you can purchase propane cylinders on site).
Please note we adhere to a three day minimum of Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day!
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 2
- Accepts bookings: 9 months out Weeknight discount: 20% off
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
The vibe at #7 Group Camping Creek view
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we had a great experience at Camp Nauvoo, the campsite is very clean and organized. it has many activities to do for all ages, my daughter enjoyed the creek, playing on the swings, roasting marshmallows and exploring the property. The grills and all facilities are clean and even though they are shared with the rest of the guests we didn't have to wait to use them. Greg is very a friendly and approachable host. We had a great time at camp Nauvoo.
I can't say enough about the kindness and hospitality of Greg and Laurie! They really made our group feel welcome and comfortable. The camp itself is beautiful, and there were plenty of amenities to keep us happy and busy. Thanks again! We hope to be back. :)
Really beautiful spot. Group site was great, just a short trek from the parking area. There are off road carts to bring all of your gear over, which was nice. The area itself was really nice and very well kept. We loved all of the amenities - running water, sinks, flushing toilets, showers, and electricity! There were two really nice BBQs and a griddle, which was great for bacon and eggs in the morning. Near the cooking area there are a bunch of picnic tables so everyone could just hang while dinner was going. The creek was a little low while we were there (late August), so we weren't able to swim on the property, but found an amazing swimming hole about 20 min away that was well worth the drive. The meadow was super nice and a fun place to hang and play around. We had one little one with us and everything was so well set up for kids, including kids swings, a high chair, changing tables in the restrooms, and a kiddie pool in the shade. A few things to know about pups - he will charge you extra in cash per dog, which we hadn't expected when booking. They are strict about pups being on leash, which is totally understandable, but something we are not always use to with hipcamp. Worked out great, just something to keep in mind. Overall, a nice getaway with lots of extra bonuses that make it almost feel like you aren't camping.
The camp site was well taken care of and had all the amenities. A great weekend accessible hiking, creek, basketball court, volleyball, lodge house and the kureg was a hit with our group.
The hosts were particularly warm and helpful. Our group didn't bring as many warm clothes as they needed and they provided them with extra sweaters and even the forgotten toothbrush. They went above and beyond to make our group feel welcome. This was especially comforting after our group who identifies predominantly within the Black community had gotten lost and encountered unfriendly neighbors who called the cops on them when asking for directions on the drive in. If it wasn't for their extra effort to help the group who were there on a leadership and team building experience feel at home we may have left. Only recommendation is to make sure you have printed directions and clearly know where your going. The sign is tiny leading to their camp from the road. It was also comforting that literally all the other campers and groups were POC. The communication was also very strong (as long as you have reception). They responded to stuff even if it was 3am. Fantastic host and site minus their neighbors a few miles away.