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Camp Nauvoo

· Placerville, El Dorado, California
86.5 acres hosted by Greg & Laurie R.
12 lodging sites · 1 RV/tent site · 7 tent sites
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Enjoy the comforts of home at some sites—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
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! We have many extra amenities including a compressor to use for your air mattresses, 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 rent a battery pack for those that use a cpap. We also have a small store on site for those items you forgot and a good selection of ice cream and ice. 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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Jenai K.recommends
May 22, 2024
#3 Family Teepee Creekside
Relaxing weekend
Teepee #3 My family and I loved the teepee #3 and campsite. This site was very clean and had everything you need. The lodge was nice when we needed to eat, but it got too dark. The showers were adequate with hot water towels and shampoo. And the restrooms were very clean and up to date. The bbqs were very helpful and even had burners so making breakfast in the morning was easy. The sleeping mats in the teepee were very comfortable. And the teepee was very roomy and relaxing. The sound of the babbling brook outside was a pleasure, as it was like an ongoing sound machine. The store on sight had everything you needed in case you forgot something, even a goldmining kit. The lodge has every outdoor game imaginable including pickleball. The walks are very relaxing. The kids loved playing in the water. The tables are very sturdy next to the teepee and there is plenty of shade. The teepee is not that far from the bathrooms so it made night time more relaxing. My children enjoyed the swings, giant Jenga, creek, and, of course, the ice cream. The only caveat is that the campfire isn't every night, (our Sunday night) and, therefore, you can't make smores :( The teepee also comes with a fire pit, but you can't cook on it, and, unfortunately, our pit ran out of propane. Other than that it was an overall wonderful weekend with so much to do. You don't even have to leave the campsite. We will definitely recommend this to friends.
Akshay D.recommends
May 21, 2024
#14 Group Camping along Creek
Therapeutic Stay at Greg's place!
Omg! This was such a dreamy stay on the campground hosted by Greg and Laurie! We had a group of 10 people at site 14, and it's the best group site in my opinion. There is a stream going right besides and lot of snow melt water. There is a separate level for pitching tents and cooking area. Overall an amazing stay and will definitely be back next time!
Meredith P.recommends
May 14, 2024
#14 Group Camping along Creek
We loved site 14! This was a trip to celebrate our daughter’s 7th birthday and we had a ball, including camp fire cake with host Greg—thank you! It’s a fantastic camp and glamp ground!!!
Chhavi P.recommends
April 29, 2024
#4 Canvas Tent Creekside
This was our second time at Camp Nauvoo. Greg is a very thoughtful host. My daughter had mentioned it was her birthday, so Greg surprised her with a fancy cupcake at the campfire. Great place for kids as there’s a stream, fun hiking trail, a bunch of outdoor games (Greg has baseball mitts, croquet, etc), and a lodge with table tennis and a cabinet stocked with board games. We will likely be back next year.
Lina K.recommends
April 29, 2024
#6 Tent Camping along Creek
Great campsite with a lovely creek running through it. Greg is very friendly and has thought of all the amenities you’ll need.
Sean T.recommends
April 20, 2024
#10 Mini Glamping Tent on Creek
Perfect place to get away.
Greg and Laurie have put a lot of effort into helping families make memories and reconnect. We loved the well thought out site and amenities and the pure love and hospitality. We will be returning with friends and family to share the gem that is Camp Nauvoo.
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%Response time: Within an hour
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