Hipcamp host Kristine L.,
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Beautiful secluded camp site close to Indian Creek in Genesee Valley. Located next to a farm-to-table restaurant with Napa Valley wine. Activities available all summer long; including the Silver Buckle rodeo, numerous biking events, running events, Plumas County Fair, and the annual Quincy Music Festival on July 4th.The campsite affords access to thousands of acres of public


Beautiful secluded camp site close to Indian Creek in Genesee Valley. Located next to a farm-to-table restaurant with Napa Valley wine. Activities available all summer long; including the Silver Buckle rodeo, numerous biking events, running events, Plumas County Fair, and the annual Quincy Music Festival on July 4th.The campsite affords access to thousands of acres of public land for horseback riding, off-road vehicle use, canoeing, tubing, swimming, wildlife viewing, fishing, kayaking, hiking, and is all pet-friendly. The area is surrounded by numerous lakes for fishing or recreation. This campsite is only 17 miles from Antelope lake, a popular destination.The campsite is located in a beautiful wooded area, includes a firepit, a portable toilet, and is pet-friendly. Campers must know that there is abundant wildlife, so pets need to be supervised. Pets should not be left outside at night.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
1 site
Up to 11 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Kristine a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Genesee Camp in California.

River, stream, or...
Swimming hole

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Hipcamper Stephanie

Exactly what i was looking for...

Stephanie A.
recommends this listing.
July 8th, 2019

Kristine’s camp is awesome! It is everything I was hoping for. It’s really quiet and mostly secluded, which made it super easy for my boyfriend and me to chill out and relax with our two dogs. The site is situated in a clearing among numerous tall pines, a small river is a short walk away, and you have a view of a few of the nearby peaks through the trees. It’s a beautiful area and I was grateful to have the opportunity to spend some time there.

The camp was nicely setup with everything we needed plus some thoughtful touches which made us feel welcome. A large jug of drinking water was provided. Several seating options were in place, including a picnic table. Plenty of firewood was available at the camp, plus newspaper to get it started and a small metal shovel for adjusting burning logs. The fire ring also had a grill to cook on. I appreciated the fire safety equipment on site— no one wants to be responsible for starting a wildfire. The port-a-potty was in good shape too.

There were no negatives for me, but here are some things to be aware of. A bit of Kristine's house and the road is visible through the trees. They're a ways off and the road is minimally-traveled. I was looking for quiet and solitude and was not bothered by either. This is camping in the woods so I assume we all expect mosquitoes, but definitely pack bug spray. We made it to the site fine in our car, but if you have a low clearance vehicle it might be iffy. It might also be iffy trying to find the campsite on your own, there are a couple of forks in the road. We were shown the way after stopping at Kristine's house, we let her know ahead of time when we would be arriving. I was glad we texted her well in advance because we did not have cell service (Verizon) in the area or really anywhere close by.

A couple of things I liked in the area-- there's a great little hike from Silver Lake to Gold Lake, about an hours drive away but worth the effort, IMO. The yummy homemade pie from Hanson's in Taylorsville, wish I would have known to order a whole pie 24 hours ahead of time. The Genessee Store down the road looked fun, I was bummed they were closed when we got there.

I would gladly go back on future camping trips, but I think the best testament I can give is that our dog didn't want to leave! He normally can't wait to get in the car but he could not be persuaded into leaving. We had to resort to picking him up and putting him in the care so we could head home.

Picnic table, drinking water, and firewood available at the site.View of the camp from the gate, parking spot to the left beyond the port-a-potty, and the site is a little further back. Everything is spaced out nicely.The road leading to the siteClearly marked parking area, with the site to the right
Hipcamper Rebecca

Open forest near indian creek

Rebecca R.
recommends this listing.
June 23rd, 2019

We just spent a lovely weekend at Genesee Camp. The site was situated in a beautiful area on Indian Creek which is a short walk from the campsite. The area is near the mountains of the Plumas National Forest. Genesee Valley is a beautiful wide flat valley surrounded by steeply the rising mountains. This campsite is in open forest and was well thought out, well equipped, and clean. Kristine was informative about other places to visit in the area. We will definitely visit again. Many thanks for a great couple of days!

Indian Creeknearby mountainsmy daughter and son's camp set upThe stream close to the campsite is beautiful and there are some swimming holes that Kristine can give you directions to.
Hipcamper Brittan
Brittan G.
recommends this listing.
July 1st, 2019

Awesome location!! Kristine has a wonderful spot with a fire pit, picnic table, and rocking chair. She provided us with water, a bathroom, and campfire wood. It is a short walk to Indian Creek, which is beautiful with crystal clear water and several small beaches/swimming holes. Close to so many awesome hikes and access to Crystal Lake!

Great fire pit! The campsite-in the middle of the Plumas National Forest. So beautiful and secluded!
Hipcamper Celie
Celie B.
recommends this listing.
August 4th, 2019

Staying here was great!! Had a lovely private weekend stay with some friends. A beautiful drive up and plenty of nature! A stream nearby leads into a river where you can swim. It was also fun to look for crawfish there. Only think to look out for is the sand in the parking area by the camp. Our 2WD truck got stuck a few times - if there wasn’t 6 of us I’m not sure how we would have gotten it out! Overall, great stay! Thanks Kristine!

Hipcamper Katelan
Katelan S.
recommends this listing.
August 12th, 2019

Had such an amazing time staying at Genesee Camp! Kris was a wonderful host, she showed us to the campsite when we arrived and gave us some information about the surrounding area. The site itself was really clean and well-kept. It's also very private and there was plenty of shade and places to set up our tents. The firepit was huge and included a grate, which was perfect for cooking food and there was plenty of firewood too. The creek is only a short walk from the campsite and was absolutely beautiful. We even found a nice spot to go swimming. This was one of the nicest campsites I have ever stayed in and will definitely be staying here again soon!

Hipcamper Daniel
Daniel B.
recommends this listing.
August 21st, 2019

My wife and I stayed at Genesee camp for our Anniversary, the campsite and Host, Kristine, were amazing! The creek nearby is an awesome place to cool off on a hot day, but there's also shade at the campsite to sit under if swimming isn't your thing. At the site you have a nice fire pit with a rotating grill to cook your food, as well as plenty of firewood and water. I'd recommend bringing a vehicle with decent ground clearance, we were in a crossover/midsize SUV and were fine, but a sedan may bottom out. For us, that makes the location even better, since there's no nicely paved road up to your campsite, that'd be boring! Thank you Kristine for a perfect experience, we will most definitely be back!

Swimming holeDog Friendly!Shovel and fire extinguisher just in case! also a bucket of water was supplied to ensure the fire is out before venturing off the site.Fire pit
Hipcamper Binh
Binh H.
recommends this listing.
September 24th, 2019

Great little camp spot not too far from town. It was very private and peaceful. We would definitely come back again!

Hipcamper Cristina
Cristina C.
recommends this listing.
June 8th, 2020

We were the only campers. The place is beautiful! Kristine is very kind and welcoming. Delightful experience

Hipcamper Krista

Gorgeous + peaceful.

Krista L.
recommends this listing.
June 8th, 2020

We loved our time at Genesee Camp! It was gorgeous and peaceful. Kristine was available for us to ask questions when we sought her out. other than that we did not see or hear her. The campsite was very private and just what we needed. Very well thought out with the fire wood/ring/tools and plenty of stumps/bences to sit or use as tables. We will definitely return!

Genesee Camp
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