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Camp Nauvoo

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· Placerville, California
87 acres
19 sites
10 Glamping
9 Tent
Camp Nauvoo was originally bought by the LDS church in the 1960's for a girl's camp. The camp was owned by the Boy Scouts from 2011-2015. The Rose family bought the property in 2016 with the intent to continue the tradition of tent camping as well as creating opportunities for exclusive events i.e., group/family reunions, weddings and corporate events. We are a small privately owned small campground (19 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, canvas tents on platforms, teepees and glamping tents for those that want the comforts of home. We are tent camping only with only one site that allows a small travel trailer or van. (#14) . We are dog friendly and allow dogs in all but 5 glamping sites. We do enforce camp rules especially our quiet time between 10 PM and 7 AM (please review). 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 with multiple families. 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. We have a lodge that is stocked with games and a ping pong table. The lodge has a microwave, 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 have electricity at the at the lodge for small appliances and charging phones. We have a compressor on site to blow up your air mattresses or float toys. We’ve been told that our bathrooms are the “cleanest” ever and have changing tables and diaper pails. We offer nice flushing toilets and hot showers! For outdoor activities we have basketball, volleyball, pickleball and cornhole not to mention the playground with swing sets, seesaw and tractor play. 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 creek starts out in spring looking like a rushing river featuring many fishing and swimming holes. As the summer progresses the water level falls but is still great for water play and fishing. We have propane BBQs (we provide the propane for BBQs) located throughout the property. We also have a propane grill and charcoal BBQ located in the common area for all to use. There is a dutch oven pit also in the fire bowl area. We do not allow wood fires at the individual sites but each site has a propane firepit for ambiance (not cooking) that requires you to purchase a 20 lb. propane cannister on site (add in extras) or pay cash on site. We require a 3 night minimum for the major holidays - Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day. We do not do checkins on Sunday but do allow camping over Sunday night. We do exclusive events so you may need to explore multiple weekends to find the right reservation. We are located in the foothills so we are a short hop to many local attractions that include river rafting, gold mines, wineries and historical towns with great eating establishments. Tahoe is less than an hour away and there a many hiking trails within 20-30 minutes. We have a limited number of items to rent i.e, tents, cots, camp stoves, etc. We also have a small store on site for those items you forgot and a good selection of ice cream. We take venmo or cash. CHECKIN IS BETWEEN 4 AND 8. IF YOU ARE COMING FROM THE BAY ALLOW 4 HOURS - YOU MUST LEAVE BY 3:00 IN ORDER TO ARRIVE DURING CHECKIN. IF YOU GET DELAYED, FOR THE CONSIDERAITON OF THE OTHER CAMPERS YOU MAY CONSIDER WAITING AND ARRIVING THE NEXT MORNING. THERE ARE NO CHECKINS AFTER 9:00.
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Placerville, California, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Greg & Laurie R.Joined in December 2016
Response rate: 100%
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780 Ratings · 540 reviews
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Amanda D.recommends
October 22, 2022
Glamping Safari Tent on Creek #2
Great glamping spot for families
We enjoyed our stay at site 2. The tent is right by the steam and everything we needed was nearby. It was quiet when we were there and felt very private. We were able to try fishing and they were nice enough to set up a time to do s’mores for us. Our 3 year old also had a great time at the playground. We would highly recommend this spot for any families looking to do an easy outdoors weekend trip! We also appreciated being close to town to stop in for a coffee.
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Andrew Y.recommends
October 13, 2022
Group Camping along Creek #14
Great amenities and hospitality
Greg and Laurie were very nice and gave us a tour when we arrived. They always asked if we needed anything everytime we saw them. The group site #14 is nice and further away from the other sites. It's situated next to the creek. The site had 3 tiers since it was on the side of a hill. They also provide wagons for your use. Our campsite was nice because you could park your car next to the site. It was nice they had a playground and a nice grassy meadow in the middle. The bathrooms were clean and maintained. This place is great for families and their first camping experience.
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Andrea T.recommends
October 11, 2022
Family Teepee Creekside #3
Beautiful property with fun camping options. It was quite at night and the creek sounds were lovely to fall asleep to. Everything was just as advertised.
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Lindsey C.recommends
October 10, 2022
Glamping Safari Tent on Creek #2
My family and I came to camp nauvoo with some family friends and it was a remarkable experience. Our host Greg was so kind to us and the glamping tents were even more than what we expected. Although it was cold at night, Greg made sure our heater worked so we could stay warm. He also referred us to a lake nearby and we had so much fun. Overall it was a memorable experience and we had lots of fun!
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Alicia B.recommends
October 10, 2022
Group Camping along Creek #14
Beautiful private camp sites
Greg was so helpful and kind. The sites were kept very clean as well as all the bathrooms and common areas. The site itself was beautiful and private. Greg set up a coal fire pit for the kids to roast marshmallows since we could not do wood burning pits. He even shut the lights off for a few minutes so we could see the amazing stars at night. I would highly recommend staying here.
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Charlotte W.recommends
October 8, 2022
Private Camping along Creek #6
Private. Clean. Camping with dog.
Lovely private campground with week kept bathrooms. Our site and our dog were nicely tucked away from other campers. Very attentive host- I even got a cake for my birthday!
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Emme B.recommends
September 11, 2022
Private Camping along Creek #6
A lovely experience
The creek was beautiful and soothing. My friends and I enjoyed our stay immensely, we’re planning to come back next summer. The staff we all extremely kind, the gave us a cupcake because it was a birthday trip. There was so much to do and experience at the campsite alone that we were inly able to fit a handful of the activities into our stay.
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Erika J.recommends
September 7, 2022
Tent Camping Creekview #15
My husband and I had a great time just sitting down by the creek and relaxing. We went fishing and had stores by the campfire. Greg was a great host who went out of his way to make our stay enjoyable!
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Amanda C.recommends
September 5, 2022
#1Glamping Safari Tent on Creek
You must book here! Greg and the caretakers were so kind and helpful! The tent was clean and the beds were comfy. The creek and the watering hole were perfect for keeping cool and tons of activities for the kiddos. Greg and Laurie were so accommodating to let me use the gazebo to set up my best friends proposal during our stay. Which it turned out perfect! Our group had so much fun and we will be back next year!
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Darian D.recommends
September 5, 2022
Mini-Glamping Tent on Creek #9
Beautiful and well maintained campground. Everything you need is either provided, available for rent, or if all else fails the town is about 10 minutes away. The creek was so great to beat the heat!
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Melanie J.
September 4, 2022
Canvas Tent Creekside #4
3 night stay
The camp hosts were incredible, and the amenities were clean and many as compared to a typical camping experience. The bathrooms have no ADA stall and no gender inclusive options except a far away porta potty. No choice but for me to do all the toddler toileting because there was no space for that in the men’s bathroom. Not relaxing in that regard. If you’re fat like me, you’ll find the larger picnic tables more comfortable and seating elsewhere unacceptable. The owner is very accommodating and might be able to help with seating needs ahead of time. The cots in our canvas tent were flimsy and unsupportive. I recommend bringing an air mattress no matter your size. The campgrounds are in a beautiful setting, but the camp overall needs some repairs. Benches are unstable in common spaces, the kids playground is repaired with tape. It looks like it was super cool in its heyday! Now, it’s still naturally beautiful but outdated. The camp has a Native American theme, which is typical of the area, but problematic and cringey nonetheless. While the owner is friendly with people of all ages, he was shouty with kids when they broke rules that kids are bound to break. He also made a joke about my 2 year old getting undressed, and that made me uncomfortable. I prefer more professional interactions, but still found him friendly overall. As far as amenities and overall experiences go, I’d say it was a great trip. I found the overall value to be high and am excited for our return.
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Andrea D.recommends
September 3, 2022
Tent Camping Creek View #15A
Wonderful Get Away
This place is worth the trip! Camp Nauvoo was exactly what we were looking for. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained and the staff is beyond friendly and helpful. My only regret is not staying longer! We will definitely be returning!
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Mariia G.recommends
August 29, 2022
Family Teepee Creekside #3
The best experience!
It's our forth time in Nauvoo Camp. So, no comments) Everything is great as always!!!
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Joe B.recommends
August 29, 2022
Group Camping along Creek #14
Camp on the creek!
Great place! I wish I would have found this campground years ago! It’s quiet, cool, has a creek, and nice facilities.
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Carla S.recommends
August 29, 2022
Private Camping along Creek #6
Greg was very welcoming and helpful. The facilities here (trolleys for taking camping gear to our site, toilets, showers and drinking water as well as waste disposal) we’re all very well-organised and good. It was lovely keeping cool by taking a dip in the creek and there was a nice trail up the mountain.
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Nicholas K.recommends
August 28, 2022
Glamping Safari Tent on Creek #2
Absolutely terrific experience. We loved the setting and interacting with the other campers. Really did feel like a family camp. We glamped in #2 and enjoyed the comfortable beds and convenient creek access right below our site.
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Malisa M.recommends
August 26, 2022
#1Glamping Safari Tent on Creek
Wonderful time!
We had a great time “glamping” in Greg and Laurie’s land!! The place was clean, beautiful and filled with amenities. Greg was super welcoming, and both the hosts, Sean and Toby were super nice and helpful (they have a beautiful German shepherd too). My boys enjoyed: playing in the creek and catching crawfish (catch and release), catching salamanders and naming them, playing volleyball and ping pong, having s’mores, hiking around and swimming in the swimming hole! Wish we could’ve stayed longer. We stayed in one of the glamping tents, and we absolutely adored it. Bed was comfortable and the bunk beds worked well for my boys. Greg even bought my 10 year old a birthday cupcake. The lodge had microwave, Keurig coffee maker, a water kettle. They had board games and tables in the there (along with the ping pong table) Could not have asked for a more perfect place for my 10 year old to spend his birthday in! Thanks for everything! And we can’t wait to come back.
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Daisuke N.recommends
August 26, 2022
Family Teepee Creekside #13
We had a wonderful experience at Greg & Laurie’s land. Kids loved playing in the river and catching clawfish. We were the only guest on the first day, but Greg and his team took great care for us. We stayed at Teepee #13 which was really nice. The bathroom and shower were clean, too.
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Vaneet S.recommends
August 23, 2022
Group Camping along Creek #14
Camping gem!
Camp Nauvoo is our go-to camping spot and an oasis. Greg & Laurie are super helpful and the camp site caters to all age groups.
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Britt S.recommends
August 23, 2022
Family Bell Tent on Creek #12
Beautiful views, a fun creek and very family friendly
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Aravind R.recommends
August 21, 2022
Mini-Glamping Tent on Creek #9
Amazing location. Glamping tent is comfortable and situated next the the stream. There is a propane fire pit to keep you warm in the evening and a picnic table. One thing to improve is the bed, one side has a large dip.
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Tuhin V.recommends
August 20, 2022
#1Glamping Safari Tent on Creek
I loved it...the stream, the hike, activities were so much fun.... Came here with our 10 and 7 year old who would usually be on a device... They just had a blast... We're here every chance we get
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Dorota G.
August 18, 2022
Family Bell Tent on Creek #12
Private but rocky surface
I have a mixed feelings regarding site #12. Surface is very rocky, we had a problem to secure our tents, because either we hit a sand or rock. We barely for two tents there. Plus is for an easy access to he river and privacy.
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Josh V.recommends
August 15, 2022
Large Group site on Creek #17
Wonderful hosts, wonderful campsite! The site has plenty of shade and room for our group to spread out. Listening the creek was a highlight!
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Katie V.recommends
August 14, 2022
Group Camping along Creek #14
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Rachel N.recommends
August 5, 2022
Family Bell Tent on Creek #12
Can't wait to return!
Our family had such a blast during our camping weekend at Camp Nauvoo. Honestly, we could not have hoped for a better time. The site we chose, number 12 was shady so we didn't get too hot during the day and was right on the creek so we hung up a hammock and just enjoyed watching the kids splash around looking for crawdads for two days straight. Greg was beyond accommodating and anytime we had questions he was easy to find. Periodically the kids wanted to go find him just to say hi or give him blackberries they would pick. I would 100% recommend staying at Camp Nauvoo. The location is great if you want to explore the area of Apple Hill but we enjoyed just taking it easy there our whole weekend. We found plenty to keep ourselves busy.
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Vaneet S.recommends
August 3, 2022
Canvas Safari Tent on Platform #11
Camping with family
Great campsite with private views and secluded hillside location! Family loved the space and tree cover provides a shady respite from the heat. Highly recommended!
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Candy P.recommends
August 2, 2022
Private Camping along Creek #5
We had a blast! Thank you.
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Thena L.recommends
August 1, 2022
Family Teepee Creekside #3
This place is a gem!!!
This place was just as cute in real life as the photos! This tippee number 3 tent is huge! Perfect for 2-4 people. We had sleeping mats, a night light, fresh sheets, towels, toiletry, and COFFEE!!! :) Greg and Laurie definitely thought things through when they opened this place up. There is another very detailed review that gives you a good idea of what this place is all about, I suggest reading the FAQ as well. I spent 3 nights here with my two boys 8 and 10. They cannot wait to come back to hang out with Greg. We really felt cared for here. Such a great vibe and we will be coming back every year and for longer! I think 5 nights would be perfect for us, it’s so relaxing here. I suggest booking for 3 nights if you can swing it. Check in is 💯 4-8pm so don’t try and rush. If you’re coming from the Bay Area, give yourself 4 hours because there will be car accidents and traffic unless you are lucky. Better to relax and not rush. Side note, American River which is about 30 mins from the camp, was such a fun time! Cold water but it’s nice and clear. You can rent boats/tubes and float down the river. It is a long adventure so be prepared for 3-4 hours. We love you, Greg! And we look forward to meeting Laurie next time!
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Dror M.recommends
August 1, 2022
Tent Camping Creek View #8
The campgrounds were amazing. Our kids had so much fun splashing in the creek and playing volleyball. Everything was clean and in working condition. The staff and the owners were onsite all the time and always willing to help. We will definitely come back next year.
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