This 40 acres sits on the Yuba River Ridgetop. At the Platform of Pleasure you will enjoy 100,000+ acre views of protected land looking North to the High Sierra, minutes away from downtown Nevada City and 8-10 miles from Yuba River Trailheads. 

This site can accommodate up to 4 tents of people in the same group. We welcome children 8 years and older to this magical sit


This 40 acres sits on the Yuba River Ridgetop. At the Platform of Pleasure you will enjoy 100,000+ acre views of protected land looking North to the High Sierra, minutes away from downtown Nevada City and 8-10 miles from Yuba River Trailheads. 

This site can accommodate up to 4 tents of people in the same group. We welcome children 8 years and older to this magical site. Upgrading to the “Little House” is an additional $35 per night. You can decide on using it on arrival. (Payable Venmo or Cash.)  It has a comfortable queen size bed (bedding not provided). 

The little house includes a electric Generator for string lights and device charging, typically lasts 2+ days, but (generator recharges an additional $10). 

The reservation is for 2 guests. Additional guests are welcome $10 per person/ per night.

Firewood bundles are $10 per bundle (2+ hours of campfire when campfires 🔥 are allowed). On our property like anywhere in the woods there are mosquitos, so you should bring bug spray.

 When you turn off of Cement Hill Rd GPS can be confusing. Come down Bodie Ridge Rd approximately 1/8 of a mile, (STAY TO THE LEFT) and park on the left off the road between the orange cones. The trail to the Platform of Pleasure is directly on the other side of the road from where you park. 

If the Platform of Pleasure is booked, another option on this property is 

❤️The Love Shack❤️. Check it out on the HipCamp site.

Campsite area
Tent site
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No wifi
Pack it out
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • 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 PlatForm of Pleasure in California.

River, stream, or...
Swimming hole

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Hipcamper Lindsay
Lindsay G.
recommends this listing.
May 14th, 2022

Gracious hosts to share their piece of heaven! Thank you

Hipcamper Bailey

Perfect stay

Bailey F.
recommends this listing.
May 7th, 2022

My husband and I had a wonderful time at Platform of Pleasure! We love being surrounded by nature and couldn’t have picked a better place to spend his birthday. The views are breathtaking and you truly feel like you’re part of the forest. Our two pups had the best time exploring the area, as well! Chris and Rebecca were great with communication and their son, Kyle, was the most hospitable meet and greet we’ve ever experienced. A bonus to our stay was their sweet little barn kitty, Bella, who wasn’t shy to say hello and give you some cuddles. Be sure to bring some insect repellant as the mosquitos were in full force but they didn’t stop us from having a peaceful and fulfilling stay. We appreciate Chris, Rebecca, Kyle and Bella for making our two night stay a memorable one.

Hipcamper james
James D.
recommends this listing.
May 6th, 2022

Gorgeous location and lovely, super accomodating hosts. A perfect basecamp for Yuba shenanigans. Close to Nevada City, a fun lil town with thrift shops, music, and good food. An easy recommendation.

Hipcamper Jamie

We loved our experience!

Jamie B.
recommends this listing.
May 2nd, 2022

We absolutely loved our stay at the Platform of Pleasure. Could not recommend this stay more! Chris was extremely friendly and accommodating and made everything so easy for us. The platform and tiny house have the most amazing views, and we loved that it was dog-friendly. Our pup may have enjoyed it even more than we did. Access to bathroom and shower in the main house was a bonus that you don't alway get with camping. We'll definitely be back!

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Hipcamper Xavier
Xavier M.
recommends this listing.
April 29th, 2022

Chris and Rebecca were wonderful hosts, friendly and full of helpful, local tips. We slept in our rooftop tent and enjoyed the platform of pleasure for our morning coffees, reading and journaling. Highly recommend!

Hipcamper Monica

Sunsets, hammock, grill, peace

Monica M.
recommends this listing.
April 11th, 2022

A stay at the Platform is pure perfection- there is no better way to get away than to sit on this beautiful Platform watching the sun and moon pass through the sky and listening to the birds sing. I love waiting for the moment the sun comes over the trees in the morning and hits the platform- time for yoga! An afternoon laying in the hammock does the soul good, and then nothing compares to dinner viewing the sunset over the valley. Chris and Rebecca are the most gracious hosts. We look forward to clocking time at the Platform!

PlatForm of PleasureDocumenting the sun through the trees and the April Sunset
Hipcamper Zoë
Zoë E.
recommends this listing.
April 8th, 2022

Absolutely stunning. Gorgeous view, cozy, and private. Near great hikes, the river, and great food. Chris and Rebecca are fantastic.

Hipcamper Marisa

Stellar view; room for rv parking

Marisa C.
recommends this listing.
March 28th, 2022

What a spot! Chris was great about chatting through the details with me ahead of time to assure me of how flexible the space was to accommodate what we needed. While our group was too big a number to sleep everyone on the platform, the property is large and had enough room to comfortably park our RV, plus an additional vehicle with trailer. It seemed the property can house multiple guests, yet it still seemed very private.

Since the photos were taken, a railing has now been installed around the perimeter of the platform...a nice plus for safety and doesn't hinder the spectacular view at all. And the bed now has linens, or at least it did for our stay.

It would have been nice to know about and maintain access to power for our RV, but this is a great, unique spot that any traveler will love. Nevada City is a gem as well, and fun to explore. This was a great jumping-off point for national park tour!

Hipcamper Catherine

Great spot!

Catherine B.
recommends this listing.
March 27th, 2022

This was a beautiful spot with gracious hosts, Chris and Rebecca. We upgraded to the little house and slept happily in the queen bed, getting the camping experience but with some added convenience. Bathroom was a bit of a walk (but not much different from the walk you’d do at a public campsite and with better quality/privacy). Best view from a hammock I’ve ever had while “camping.” Lots of woodpeckers, songbirds and vultures to watch. String lights and ability to charge electronics was great as well. We would come here again!

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