Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
Pets can be off-leash at some sites.
Enjoy the comforts of home at some sites—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
Camp Watanda is a retired resident camp that we have converted to a vacation rental. We have 10 acres of wooded property, with the 4 camping kiosks close to the waterfront and 1 RV site on the waterfront. The camping kiosk all have 8-10 mattresses, grilling table, picnic table, cooler, smoke alarms, rake, broom and fire extinguishers. Tents can be pitched on the elevated decks. Our waterfront has a large fire ring, 2-covered pergolas, canoes, kayaks, life jackets and charcoal grill. Lots of fish in the lake, since this is a private lake, no license is required. There is also a bathhouse (very primitive and in serious need of remodel) close by with 3 showers, 3 toilets and 3 sinks. Up by the lodge is a cell phone charging station and Wi-Fi, while we do have Wi-Fi, is not guaranteed, we are in the mountains with inconsistent connection. Lodge is not available to campers as this is rented separately. NOTE: Lake levels begin to drop in August and can be quite low in drought years.
RV CAMPING: Because of the steep driveway and blind curve, we limit the vehicle length to 25 overall length. Our driveway is more suitable for RV's and Camper Vans and not Travel Trailers being towed.
If you rent a kiosk, all campers must be on the same kiosk unless you rent a second kiosk. If you have a camping van and plan on using the van and the kiosk, then that is a second site. You cannot tailgate on a reservation just because the party only has 2 people on the kiosk, and you have 2 in the Van to make 4 people.
These are tents sites on a Kiosk, there is parking for cars or trucks at the kiosk, not suitable for RV or Travel Trailers. Those vehicles will have to park at the waterfront parking lot.
There are no refunds for cancellations within 72 hours of arrival.
Camp Watanda is private property, campers assume all liability for being on site. There is no lifeguard present. This is a natural habitat for woodland animals, there is an associated risk for camping in their home. Slips, trips and falls can occur on trails, camping structures and waterfront.
Nevada City, Nevada, 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 Kathryn M.Joined in March 2021
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within an hour
75 ratings · 36 reviews
October 21, 2023
#5/Waterfront RV site
kathryn was responsive & super helpful. i had an extremely last minute booking with a couple special requests & she was quick to respond & accommodate everything i needed. it’s off-season so the lake is low…but for me - it was perfect. i just needed a quiet place under the stars with my dogs. Oh, S. Yuba State Park is less than 15 minutes down the road…just keep in mind that it’s a gravel and very rough road… But that was a wonderful surprise to enjoy as well. thanks for a great stay kathryn! cheers!
October 19, 2023
#5/Waterfront RV site
We loved camping here! The lake was beautiful and quiet. We had a lovely time. Rachel up at the house visited and was very friendly and welcoming.
September 17, 2023
Would highly recommend.
Came to Kathryn’s land with my family and some of my sons friends to celebrate his birthday. The kiosks felt safe and were very roomy. Plenty of seating and places to put mattresses. We didn’t put up tents. Just slept in the covered space. Loved the ability to check our selves in. Was happy to be provided with bug spray at the kiosk as we had forgotten to bring any. With only a handful of sites it felt like we had the place to ourselves. Thank you for having us!
September 17, 2023
Had a great time at Camp Watanda! The area is just beautiful! We stayed in volunteers 2 and loved how close to the lake it was. It was so nice to have the canoes and kayaks to use during our stay. The lake is full of wildlife and I even saw deer while kayaking. There was plenty of space to cook and hangout. We look forward to visiting again, Thank you for having us!
August 31, 2023
There are many amenities that make the camping experience less harsh, running water, toilets, showers, wifi...we chose to build our tent inside the yeart/lean-to. This kept us outta the suprise rain shower!! Host very helpful, with many supplies on hand if you forget something...nit to mention kayaks and canoes!
August 28, 2023
A Pleasant stay
Nice quiet place to stay. We enjoyed kayaking on the lake, the campfire, and the star gazing. Marley had the perfect amount of space for our tent and camping equipment and we felt safe and comfortable leaving our campsite for a few hours. There other guests were incredibly kind and inviting but also respectful of the noise level and privacy.