Rolling hills with one horse and one senior cow on the property plus amazing seasonal ponds. Tons of wildlife. Many campsite locations with views plus endless camping options in the 57+ acres of woods. The surrounding area boasts a rich history from being a prominent area during the gold rush. We also have a host dog- Andy, she belongs to a neighbor but visits all Campers. The Camper's say the stars are the difference, many just set in the open and watch the night sky.
Lots to do and see in the area- plus hiking trails, wine tasting, swimming in the American River.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
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Irish Creek Camp is a fantastic place! It was exactly as advertised and what I was looking for – a private campground, away from the city, where to relax with friends. The property is close to American River and several hiking trails for outdoor activities. Wendell, the host, is extremely friendly and helpful – overall we had an amazing time.
Irish Creek was awesome!
We brought a large group (18 people) so booked 3 campsites, and had the pleasure of getting to meet Wendell + a bunch of the cows, horses, and dogs on the property. It's a beautiful location and the surrounding area (especially the river about 15 minutes away) were excellent places to spend time.
I'll probably be back there soon. I would definitely recommend it!
Wendell was a very nice host, but the photos on Hipcamp make this farm seem like the campsites are more secluded/private. We reserved camp site 14, but on arrival, he gave us a different site that he thought was better (camp site 11). But this new camp site was directly behind a house (in plain view), next to a shared port-a-potty and right next to 5 or 6 other sites in a row and in front a bulldozer, bulldozing a dried up river (who also returned the next morning - on a Sat - to start bulldozing again at 8am.) We thankfully moved to camp site 15, which was closer to the road, but much more secluded (as there was no one at the adjacent campsite 14). To summarize, don't be fooled by the glamorous photos online and expect no pond or river most of the year. Our experience turned out okay, but I would not recommend anyone staying here (esp for the $$ price).
Great property to camp at and very easy to find! We checked in near the main house and met up with Wendell and Mrs. Hurley. They were very friendly, accommodating, and even gave us a packet with tons of information on what to do nearby!
They then led us down to the camping area, which was very spacious and there are several shady campsites to choose from. We brought our dog along and he had a blast playing with a small black dog that was on the property. We saw 1 week old calves and cows from a distance, but they never bothered us. Irish Creek Camp is a great spot and would camp there again! We definitely felt at home there!
This was a pretty and peaceful spot, only about a five minute drive from the North Fork American River. Our hosts were so kind, greeting us, checking in on us, and giving us a packet with maps and things to do in the area. There were also cute dogs. : )
My friends and I camped in this property. We received a packet that has all the nice rivers, lakes and the other interesting places to go nearby. The landlord was so nice and enthusiast. We loved the three dogs who accompanied us at night and made this camp special somehow. The quit land was an nice choice to relax and spend the night at. Also, the land was an awesome spot to look at the clear sky and the stars. we were kind of disappointed that we can't make a bonfire, but we found an alternative (the grill lol)
Spent a night out at Irish Creek Camp to celebrate my fiancés birthday and to watch the Perseid meteor shower that would be at it's peak visibility that same night. We were greeted by our welcoming hosts (and such friendly dogs!) and given a packet of information pertaining to the area and a bag of tomatoes that were delicious. The camp areas were spacious, we camped at area #1 which was closest to the restroom and not a far walk from the nearby water source. Another reviewer mentioned "being serenaded by the crickets and frogs" at night and this holds true, it was nice to hear. We appreciated Wendell being attentive in case we needed anything and the overall welcoming feel of Irish Creek Camp. We had a great time :D