Camp Parker is located in the Sierra Nevada Foothills, outside Nevada City, in the heart of the Mother Lode. Here you will find hundreds of miles of singletrack trails throughout the Tahoe National Forest, with miles of dirt road for the off road hobbyists. The Greenhorn River is a 10 minute drive where you can find remnants from the historic hydraulic mining of the 1850’s
Camp Parker is located in the Sierra Nevada Foothills, outside Nevada City, in the heart of the Mother Lode. Here you will find hundreds of miles of singletrack trails throughout the Tahoe National Forest, with miles of dirt road for the off road hobbyists. The Greenhorn River is a 10 minute drive where you can find remnants from the historic hydraulic mining of the 1850’s Gold Rush and try your luck with your own gold pan. We are also conveniently located a short distance from the Buckeye Loop mountain bike trail of Nevada City.
Getting to Camp Parker is half the adventure! Once you leave pavement, prepare for an 8-12 mile dirt road journey on remote logging roads through parts of the Tahoe National Forest, BLM, logging and privately owned land. Depending on the season, AWD and higher clearance vehicles recommended, 4-wheel drive during winter may be mandatory at times.
Camp Parker offers you a private, secluded patch of forest to relax and regroup for your next day’s adventure or to simply unwind, clear your mind and enjoy the peace that nature provides. The location also provides an ideal private setting for small group gatherings. Cellular service is available on some carriers such as Verizon, other carriers can be spotty or not available.
The campground features three tent platforms. An 8’x8’ perfect for stargazing, an 8’x9’ nestled in the trees and an 8’x13’ closest to the kitchen area. Please note these platform sizes, as larger tents may not fit.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out
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We enjoyed staying at Camp Parker! Sandy met us on arrival and showed us around the campsite. She lives about 15 minutes from the campsite so it felt very secluded and private. You can tell she's put a lot of work into the space: there's a clean, composting toilet, a solar shower, an area for cooking, as well as a picnic table. There are even solar lights in the ground that come on at night. The campsite is well maintained and clean and we loved having the platforms available for our tent. We pitched our tent on the closest platform but ended up deciding to set up our air mattress and sleeping bags on the platform with less tree coverage so we could gaze up at the stars. And It was such a treat to sleep under the stars! We loved having such a large private space in nature all to ourselves, though we also thought it would be a perfect spot for a bigger group camping experience. FYI: The drive out to Camp Parker is quite the adventure! It's about a 30-minute drive on an unmaintained dirt road. We ended up renting a truck and we were so glad we did. I'm not sure we could have made the drive in my sedan.