Hipcamp host Mary R.,
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Your own private campsite; great place to simply relax and listen to song birds and the creek during the day and enjoy stargazing at night. Come explore all the Sierra Nevada Mountains has to offer with nearby rivers, lakes, hiking trails, bicycling, kayaking, boating, horseback riding, breweries, wine tasting rooms, gift shops, antiques, museums, farmers markets, State parks
Your own private campsite; great place to simply relax and listen to song birds and the creek during the day and enjoy stargazing at night. Come explore all the Sierra Nevada Mountains has to offer with nearby rivers, lakes, hiking trails, bicycling, kayaking, boating, horseback riding, breweries, wine tasting rooms, gift shops, antiques, museums, farmers markets, State parks and casual to fine dining. Just minutes away from Grass Valley/Nevada City and the Yuba River. Only 7miles to the Nevada County Fairgrounds (Fair: Aug 11-15, 2021, Draft Horse Classic in Sept.). Beautiful Lake Tahoe is approximately an hour and a half to two hours 3 drive. San Francisco about two hour drive. AMENITIES: picnic tables, bench, porta potty, briquette BBQ, swings, volleyball/badminton net, horseshoes, bird watching, goat/sheep and miniature horse across the street. Campsite sits off a fairly quiet private residential road and host lives nearby on same property.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 14 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
Generators allowed
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-through site
Max length 45ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Mary a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Horseback riding
Wind sports
Off-roading (OHV)
Snow sports
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Personal Creekside Camping in California.


We're in the mountains but camp site is an open meadow.

River, stream, or creek

Creek at campsite, 15 minutes to State Park & Yuba River.

Swimming hole

Western Gateway Park Swimming Hole close by (approx 5 minute drive).


Paved road to property, gravel entrance, grass camping area.


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Hipcamper Alicia

Swings made the trip!

Alicia L.
recommends this listing.
October 12th, 2021

Beautiful site, fit time with hipcamp for us, so we were not sure what to expect, but it was a beautiful peaceful spot. The road nearby was a bit busier than we expected given that it is a private road, but that didn't deter from our stay. Mary was kind and patient with us, the swings entertained our kids for hours. If you are taking a camper, there is a dump station at Nevada Fairgrounds about 10 minutes up the road.

Hipcamper Jensen
Jensen S.
recommends this listing.
October 6th, 2021

We stayed two nights with our 9 month old and 3 year old and it was perfect for us. Both kids loved the trampoline and swings. We liked walking to see the goats and horses. And Grass Valley is not far away for other activities.

Hipcamper Colleen


Colleen G.
recommends this listing.
September 12th, 2021

Mary’s place was so tranquil and peaceful. She had everything just so it was perfect and clean. Even took a little dip in the creek! The night sky and milky way at night was amazing. The wildlife was a bonus, turkeys, deer and a sweet cat. We will be back!

Hipcamper Mary
Response from Mary, the Host, on September 16th, 2021

Thanks for the sweet review Colleen. I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay!

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Hipcamper MATT

Great spot- great host!

Matt M.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2021

Mary is a thoughtful and attendant host and the spot is great to unwind and relax. Thanks Mary!

Hipcamper Sara

Great stay at mary’s

Sara M.
recommends this listing.
August 13th, 2021

Mary was a most gracious and accommodating host. We really enjoyed our stay here and felt like our privacy was respected and that the space and we were cared for. Mary was kind enough to make some gentle suggestions of what to do in the area and I’m glad we listened to her. We found beautiful swim spots along the Yuba river, cute little towns, and places to get goods along the way. The area gets very remote (outside of Mary’s property) and I often lost cell reception. It was nice to be provided with a detailed explanation of our surroundings and a map. She also was helpful in lending us items needed but forgotten (can opener! Doh!) and swim tubes and a pump that we floated around in on one of our meandering drives. Because of the smoke, she was even courteous enough to offer us an indoor space if we felt uncomfortable. The sound of the creek at night was lulling and wonderful. Mary is a natural host who I would recommend highly!

Hipcamper Regina
Regina W.
recommends this listing.
July 30th, 2021

Our host went above and beyond, we had an incident on arrival with our trailer and Mary helped in every way she could. This was our second stay at this site and it was just as wonderful as the last. The rushing water from the creek was very relaxing.

Hipcamper Julia

Lovely creekside camping

Julia B.
recommends this listing.
July 11th, 2021

We had a wonderful stay at Mary's camp. Our dogs thoroughly enjoyed all the smells of nature and local sites to explore. Unfortunately, the weekend we booked far in advance happened to be a heat wave. Mary's site had great shade and a nice breeze so sleeping was cool and enjoyable, but during the day it got very hot.

Pros: The site itself is beautiful. Directions are clear. Mary is communicative and an excellent host. The creek has a pleasant sound. Amenities include picnic tables, fire pit/grill to cook on, a net for games, and a portable potty. There are also a few swings. Mary is very kind and checked in with us during the heat to offer generous solutions for staying cool. Property is well maintained and clean.

Cons: Our dogs got a few ticks from going in and out of the creek. Comes with nature and the territory so not complaining but helpful to know. The potty is located very close to the best shade to set up tent. Great for convenience, not great for being in a heat wave. The site is essentially in the back yard and visible to Mary's home. If you are looking for complete privacy, this may not be the choice for you. That being said, Mary is very respectful and we still felt that we had privacy.

We would absolutely love to stay here again - when the weather is a little cooler.

Hipcamper Jody

Private, shady, flat camping spot

Jody W.
recommends this listing.
June 27th, 2021

Mary was very accommodating and helpful. We enjoyed our stay. Penn Valley and Grass Valley are close by with things to do. Nice, shady, flat, quiet, private space with lots of room. We will definitely be going back.

Hipcamper Denise
Denise W.
recommends this listing.
June 21st, 2021

Mary has a wonderful place, it was tranquil and beautiful. Hearing the stream rush by was relaxing.

Hipcamper Mary
Response from Mary, the Host, on June 21st, 2021

Thanks for the review Denise, I hope you and Gary are having a wonderful trip. Maybe we'll see you again when you're out this way.

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