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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.

During COVID-19 restrictions we will honor all state and county ordinances.  We will ensure social distancing and will close certain areas such as the lodge and playground area.  We expect all guests to comply as well.

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA 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
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

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Hipcamper William
William J.
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September 4th, 2017

Everything about our stay was wonderful. We loved the privacy and comfort of our teepee on the creek, falling asleep to the owls and crickets, chilling out by the water and exploring the lovely property. There are so many great amenities and such warm and inviting hospitality. We can't wait to tell our friends and we especially can't wait to come back!

Hipcamper Mariia

Great family weekend getaway

Mariia G.
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June 23rd, 2020

It was our third time in Camp Nauvoo and we are going to come there again. This place is great for the families with kids. It’s clean and nice, private and safe. Greg&Laurie are very friendly hosts. Nature and river are amazing! I definitely will recommend Nauvoo to my friends.

Hipcamper Siobhan
Siobhan F.
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July 6th, 2020

Jeff is the hardest working man in the camping business. Bath rooms spotless, gorgeous location.

Hipcamper Greg & Laurie
Response from Greg & Laurie, the Host, on July 9th, 2020

Thanks Siobhan - we look forward to your return.

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Hipcamper Mila
Mila G.
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July 12th, 2020

It was very clean , quit at night and we really enjoyed our stay at the tepee!

Hipcamper Elias

Great camp! great for families!

Elias G.
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July 14th, 2020

I highly recommend spending at least a few nights at Camp Nauvoo. Camp sites are well spaced, bathrooms well kept and clean. The walking trail is a must-do, the creek beautiful with a swimming hole a few minutes from camp spots. Great place for families to enjoy nature and the great outdoors in a safe, clean environment. The hosts were exceptional. I will be back....

Hipcamper Wendy

We ♥️ camp nauvoo!

Wendy C.
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July 19th, 2020

Camp Nauvoo completely exceeded our expectations! We loved our teepee experience, exploring the area, and a day spent at the creek! We left with wonderful memories and look forward to making Camp Nauvoo an annual tradition. Greg is the consummate host! His friendliness, thoughtfulness, and helpfulness made our stay so much better! He went out of his way to ensure our comfort and needs were met, and always brought a smile to my kids’ faces! For such a short visit of three nights, he made such an impression! He was the cherry on top of our experience at Camp Nauvoo! Great memories and good times here!

Evening shot of Teepee #13The teepee next to us teepee #13The perfect spot to enjoy a glass of wine, a book, and the sunset. #13 Family Teepee Creekside
Hipcamper Greg & Laurie
Response from Greg & Laurie, the Host, on July 19th, 2020

Wendy so glad you enjoyed your time at the Camp. We look forward to your return.

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Hipcamper Susie

Camp nauvoo is my new favorite plac

Susie D.
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August 8th, 2020

Amazing time! As soon as we got home, we booked another return trip.

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Hipcamper Greg & Laurie
Response from Greg & Laurie, the Host, on August 8th, 2020

So glad you enjoyed your stay - see you soon.

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Hipcamper rebecca

Highly recommend !

Rebecca M.
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August 9th, 2020

Great place for families !

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
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