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#13 Miwok - Teepee Creekside (NO PETS).

Come experience a real teepee. This 14' teepee is located along the creek and is right across the bridge from the lodge and restrooms.  We relocated this teepee so it is near the 18' teepee since many of our families wanted to bring additional families to have the teepee experience.     Inside we have four thick covered mats and

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#13 Miwok - Teepee Creekside (NO PETS).

Come experience a real teepee. This 14' teepee is located along the creek and is right across the bridge from the lodge and restrooms.  We relocated this teepee so it is near the 18' teepee since many of our families wanted to bring additional families to have the teepee experience.     Inside we have four thick covered mats and we provide a propane fire pit outside for ambience  (large propane cannisters are available for rent on site).  We provide towels and amenities. All you have to do is bring your sleeping bags. This space will allow 3- 4 in the teepee.  There is space to put up a small tent so we allow up to 2 more.  All sites have picnic tables.  WE DO NOT ALLOW DOGS IN THE TEEPEE SITES.

Reservation considerations.  We require a 3 night minimum for the major holidays - Memorial Day, 4th of July land Labor Day.  Beginning in the 2020 season we do not do checkins on Sunday.  However, if you are on site and want to extend over Sunday night all you have to do is let us know in advance or during your stay.  Due to COVID many of our weddings were postponed into 2021 so many weekends during May, June, September and October are not available for camping.  So if one weekend is booked looked to another weekend or you might consider a mid-week - Monday - Thursday visit. 

This is a family private owned small campground (17sites 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.

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 (bring the fixings).  The common area has BBQs – both propane and charcoal as well as a cooking griddle (we also added 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 but avoid Camp.

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  floating devices  (starts out 6 feet and ends up closer to 3 feet).We do not allow individual campfires but have propane fire pits at our  sites for ambience – not cooking.  They require the purpose of propane for use.

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.

Checkin is between 4 and 8.  If you are coming from the Bay allow 4 hours - you must leave by 3:00 or 4:00 at the latest to arrive during checkin.  If you get delayed, for the consideration of the other campers you may consider waiting and arriving Saturday morning.   Going forward there will be no checkins after 9:00.  

Lodging provided
Canvas tent
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
  • Check in: After 4PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off
  • Response time: Within an hour

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Hipcamper Erica

Definitely returning

Erica W.
recommends this listing.
August 17th, 2021

Greg and Laurie have a wonderful location overall. The area is beautiful and the teepees were amazing! Very spacious with extremely comfortable pads to sleep on. We did not even need to use the inflatable pads we brought. I also love that the teepees were close to the bathrooms, showers, creek, and a BBQ. Everything you need in one place!

Hipcamper Alex

Get away without getting away

Alex S.
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August 3rd, 2021

Wooweee what a fun experience, I would assume I was greeted by Greg. He’s a very nice person, who doesn’t take nothing from no one, but man what a kind person. Definitely made the experience better

Hipcamper Jacob
Jacob H.
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July 11th, 2021

I didn’t imagine from the description that the experience would be as fun as it was! Our kids (8, 6, and 3) had the time of their lives exploring the creek, making friends with our campers, and sleeping in the teepee. We will absolutely be back.

S’mores with GregEnjoying the dammed up creek on a hot day We kept the teepee a surprise and our kids were so excited when they saw it
Hipcamper Greg & Laurie
Response from Greg & Laurie, the Host, on July 15th, 2021

Jacob thanks for the review. So glad the kids had a great time - the camp is made for families!

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Hipcamper Cortney
Cortney K.
recommends this listing.
June 10th, 2021

This campground was very clean and the host is very welcoming and responsive to messages. My kids loved the tether ball court!

Hipcamper Rebecca

Beautiful, family-friendly

Rebecca G.
recommends this listing.
May 31st, 2021

Beautiful, peaceful and very family-friendly. It’s a busy little site so you get to meet other campers. The bridge to the showers is super handy late at night and the creek was exactly what we needed in the afternoon sun! Thanks so much!! We enjoyed a lovely long weekend with you!

Hipcamper Jennifer

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Jennifer M.
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May 9th, 2021

Amazing experience is all I can say. We planned this trip just to try a camping place near us. We may have lost our way going there but the experience being near nature is enough to make us want to come back. Gregg is a lovely man. He made our stay a very comfortable one. It felt like home away from home. But this time you wake up with the quietness of nature, the morning birds singing,and the clean sound of running water. The trail made us connect more with nature and appreciate the gift of God that most people forget. My youngest son was sad to leave. He made friends while looking for crawfishes. Thanks for the hospitality. We shall return.

Off we go to Camp NauvooMy reason for beingNature at its finestIt’s fun in the creek
Hipcamper Greg & Laurie
Response from Greg & Laurie, the Host, on May 12th, 2021

Thanks Jennifer - we look forward to seeing you again.

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Hipcamper Daphne
Daphne C.
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September 8th, 2020

My son had a blast! We stayed at Camp site 13 with the teepee. There’s just 3 of us and there’s more room for another person. My son loves the creek and got so excited with the crawfish and the fish on the creek. He stayed on the water all day. It’s also close to American River if you want to do water rafting or just hang out at the river. I highly recommend this place.

Hipcamper Greg & Laurie
Response from Greg & Laurie, the Host, on September 10th, 2020

So glad you enjoyed your stay.

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Hipcamper Gunel

Great camping experience

Gunel G.
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August 18th, 2020

Greg was very nice host and he made sure we had everything we needed. It was our first time camping experience and it went very smoothly for us! We will definitely return back in the future! Thanks Greg!

Hipcamper BIrte

Great teepee experience!!!

B Irte B.
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August 14th, 2020

We had an absolutely wonderful stay a Camp Nauvoo. We love the teepee! What a comfy experience! And the river is great for floating! The whole camp is very nice-Location and the way it is made up. I really enjoyed it a lot. Kids can go play and are never far away. My boys really loved it! Will definitely come back!!
Thanks to Greg-a really great host!!

Hipcamper Greg & Laurie
Response from Greg & Laurie, the Host, on August 17th, 2020

So glad you enjoyed your stay - we look forward to your next visit.

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Awards

Best of 2018 California
5th place
Property
Camp Nauvoo
State
California
Country
United States
$120/night
1 Site