#8 Cherokee - Platform Canvas Tent
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 site that has a 10 X 10 canvas tent. This canvas tent site is located on the bluff overlooking the creek. It is right next to sites 7 and site 9. Each camp spot has its own picnic table and propane fire pit that is available for ambiance not cooking. Propane canisters are available for rent 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 an hour
- Response rate: 100%
The vibe at #8 Platform Camping Creek View
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I just have great things to say about Camp Nauvoo. Our group of campers (my wife, a couple of our best friends, our lovely dog, and I) spent an amazing weekend at this place. We highly recommend Camp Nauvoo because it's a campsite located in the middle of nature, with a huge amount of redwoods surrounding the area, a great meadow with tables, volleyball and basketball yards, differents campgrounds, a short trail for hikers, a campers lounge, a couple of BBQs, very decent restrooms; and most important, a beautiful and refreshing creek that flows through the property. Greg and Laurie were incredible hosts! We had a great communication even before we booked, and throughout the experience. Greg waited for us for a late check-in, showed us all the amenities, and let us choose between different campgrounds options. Greg also invited us all to the campfire, where he treated us with smores. He even had a birthday cupcake for a camper. In general, they have created a great experience for novice campers, families, and even pets (yes, they are pet-friendly). We really enjoyed our time there, used everything, and hung out into the water's creek when the temperature was pretty high. OMG! The creek was the best of all! We would love to come back and spend more relaxed time at Camp Nauvoo. Definitely, one of our best camping experiences.
My family had a great stay at camp Nauvoo. We would definitely recommend it for a great family getaway with options from tent camping to glamping. We had a great time floating in the stream and playing games in the lodge. They have tons of games and puzzles that kept our daughter entertained. Greg and Laurie are great hosts. We ended up camping in site 4 next to the stream. It had a canvas platform tent and plenty of room for another tent.
Great location, far enough from town that you can really relax, but close enough to some local swimming holes to not be inconvenient. Greg is a fantastic host, and his enthusiasm makes Camp Nauvoo an incredibly welcoming place. Will definitely be back!