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Camp Nauvoo

· Placerville, El Dorado, California
87 acres hosted by Greg & Laurie R.
11 lodging sites · 1 RV/tent site · 8 tent sites
Great for groups
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for larger groups.
Greg & Laurie is a Star Host
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Creature comforts
Enjoy the comforts of home at some sites—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
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 (20 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. No internet service. There is limited internet only available for purchases at the setore. 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 CONSIDERATION 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, El Dorado, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla and Nisenan First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Greg & Laurie R.Joined in December 2016
Response rate: 100%
934 ratings · 628 reviews
Kelsey O.recommends
October 19, 2023
#6 Tent Camping along Creek
Great Weekend Creekside Camping
Such a wholesome camping weekend! Greg was very responsive and helped coordinate reservation logistics - and Rachel went above and beyond with walking us to our site and the start of the on-premise hiking trail. You do have to walk through some campsites to get to campsite 6, and it is pretty close to campsite 6A (but in our weekend we found our neighbors to be quiet) and truthfully we found that was part of the charm as we exchanged niceties with the other campers and felt like we had a little community of us cooking and catching/releasing crawdads. It was supposed to be 75 degrees though our campsite was shady from the tree grove and got pretty cold in the mornings so I’d recommend bringing more layers for fall months. Saturday they have a group campfire with BYO smores which is a nice touch. This site has all the amenities you could hope for - somewhere to store your food, keurig, clean bathrooms, and a propane bbq. The creek sounds were so lovely to fall asleep to!! Downtown Placerville is easy to get to, and we explored a little taste of Apple Hill’s fall festivities too. Would recommend Camp Nauvoo!
Jenith L.recommends
October 2, 2023
#10 Mini Glamping Tent on Creek
We loved glamping at Camp Nauvoo! The tent was spacious with the queen size bed and we had enough room for our pack in play as well! Greg and Rachel were extremely personable, accommodating and attentive. The camp ground is clean, including the bathrooms, showers, lodge and dish washing area. Our little one loved playing in the meadow and on the swing sets. We loved the wood campfire too that has a warm community feel to it. We will definitely be back!
Ankush A.recommends
October 1, 2023
#2 Glamping Safari Tent on Creek
This was the best camping experience we’ve ever had
Jen P.recommends
October 1, 2023
#15 Tent Camping on Plateau
We celebrated by daughter’s 16th birthday here. She wanted to take some friends camping and this was the perfect spot!Greg and Rachel were wonderful! We will be back again!
Melanie J.recommends
September 26, 2023
#12 Tent Camping on Creek
Lovely family camping experience
Another great experience at camp nauvoo in the books. Greg and Laurie manage their land and run their camp with an attention to safety that I really appreciate. We will be back next year!
Rayan H.recommends
September 25, 2023
#6 Tent Camping along Creek
Great location and maintenance
The place was great, the hosts were super friendly. Restrooms were very clean! Would love to come back again :)
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