Hipcamp host Wendell S.
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Rolling hills with one horse and on the property plus seasonal pond (usually lasts until July 15th +/-). 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 al


Rolling hills with one horse and on the property plus seasonal pond (usually lasts until July 15th +/-). 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.

RV potential- only two spaces with electric and water. Several guests have visited with 28' trailers; smaller campers are easy; several non listed sites possible.

Lots to do in the area including hiking; ale trail; wine tasting; the American River is near and provides rafting and swimming later in the season. later in the Season.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers
19 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Walk to listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
Have a question? Send Wendell a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


On property- 55+ acres; several trails within twenty minutes

Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Irish Creek Camp in California.


Mostly tree shaded sites; rolling terrain

Swimming hole

Farm Pond (seasonal)


Entrance through a short wooded area. Open sites to the west/ North/West


The vibe at Irish Creek Camp

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Hipcamper Zach
Zach S.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 14)
October 2nd, 2017

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).

Hipcamper Francesco
Francesco F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
July 4th, 2016

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.

A lot of stars!
Hipcamper Zeb
Zeb H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 18th, 2016

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!

Hipcamper Catalina
Catalina H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 14th, 2016

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!

Hipcamper Meghan
Meghan L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
July 31st, 2016

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. : )

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Esmail H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 8)
August 3rd, 2016

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)

Hipcamper Erin
Erin F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
September 5th, 2016

Loved camping here! Very serene and sweet place. Wendell and his wife are lovely hosts and their ranch is well loved and cared for. My dog had a great time too! Campsite 5 is the best, shade all day :)

Hipcamper Donna
Donna C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 15th, 2016

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

Such a sweetie! My dog (chihuahua & terrier mix) can have trouble getting along with others, but she became fast friends with this one :) SunriseJust as the sun was about to set.The tomatoes were were kindly given, made sure to try them out!
Hipcamper Ed
Ed W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
August 16th, 2016

My date and I had an AMAZING time at Irish Creek Camp. Wendell reached out to me to determine when I would arrive. I told him perhaps 930. I ended up being 2 hours late (not my usual style) Wendell waited up for us, was super polite, and super accommodating.

The land itself is perfect. With bathroom access and well access,

We were about 10-20 mins from the closest town which you can easily stock up on goods. It does get quite hot, but luckily you're a few minutes away from cool water to either swim or boat down. Will definitely repeat.

Irish Creek Ranch
United States
19 Sites
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