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Sierra Escape at Camp Schmac

· El Dorado, California
5 acres hosted by Kelly S.
1 RV/tent site
All to yourself
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Welcome yourself to our slice of heaven in the Sierra Foothills and a perfect PIT STOP on your way to Tahoe. Camp Schmac (pronounced ssshhh, MACK.. a combination of our last names that stuck when we first got married 🤣) Pull yourself in for a night or two among the pines and oaks to admire our clear night sky paired with perfectly fresh air. We're a family operated, private campground available for guests year-round! Nestled at 3,000 ft elevation, our property sits right below the regular snow line and can have light to moderate snow during the winter, and then beautiful greenery and wildflowers springing during Feb-May months. Summer months make for a perfect time to dip into the Consumnes River or Sly Park lake. Make sure to bring shade with you! Minutes from wineries, and a hop skip and a jump to Apple Hill, our property makes the perfect place to stay for the weekend, or pit stop on your way to South Lake Tahoe. Pull-in to your graveled spot, complete with a fire pit and solar string lights that come on at dusk and enjoy relaxing in the quiet of the pine trees. We're happy to assist you as much as you need or stay out of your way as much as you desire! STRICT QUEIT HOURS: 10pm-7am please :) Although our property feels secluded, we have neighbors to respect a few acres away. Enjoy hanging around our "Stump" leaning bar, with a complete hospitality shed coming SOON! Firewood available upon request at times of the year when burning is allowed. Our first bundle is complimentary, and each bundle is $6 after that. Propane stoves OK year-round. The closest trail to hike near us is the Consumnes River Gorge, a beautiful day hike where you can watch rock climbers and high liners or jump in for a climb yourself. (Our spot is also a perfect destination for climbers to stay and pull-in for a quiet safe spot, well off the main road). Grab a BBQ dinner at our favorite local spot, The Grizzly Den, book a tasting at our favorite winery, Saluti Cellars (Only a 9 min drive from your campsite), or enjoy Sly Park Recreation Area for a day outing. Lots to enjoy in our neck of the woods! Consumnes River Gorge- 8.4 miles Sly Park Recreation Area - 18 miles Saluti Cellars - 3.4 miles Grizzly Den - 1.2 miles Gold Vine Bistro & Polynesian Girl Wine Tasting- 7 miles Apple Hill - 20 miles South Lake Tahoe - 68 milesThe sunset hits this spot perfectly!! A huge pull-in spot for a camper, ground tents and car camping, or roof top tents; or a great back-in spot for an experienced trailer driver. Many more upgrades to come, including trailer hook-ups. Solar string lights come on at night time and can be turned off or on, and battery operated twinkle lights are wrapped around the current “H” frame for your enjoyment. A small bench is provided :) Picnic table coming soon! We provide either a wood burning fire-pit with one complimentary bundle of firewood during winter/spring/late fall months, or a 19inch propane fire-pit during fire-ban months. Portable Toilet close proximity to your site. Clean, potable water also available at your site!
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El Dorado, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Nisenan First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Kelly S.Joined in October 2021
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 2 hours
34 ratings · 32 reviews
Joshua Q.recommends
February 16, 2024
Camp Schmac Site 1
Winter Basecamp
Awesome spot with plenty of space for my small 16’ trailer. Super friendly host. Nice dry oak firewood. Outdoor shower was a treat in the morning. I would definitely recommend this spot as a jumping off point to explore the area.
James A.recommends
January 20, 2024
Camp Schmac Site 1
Awesome site. I booked at short notice and mid January was the only person at this well equipped and beautiful camping spot. Firewood was provided as well as a clean porta-loo and drinking water at my pitch. Communication was great and I would definitely recommend Kelly and Camp Schmac to other travelers.
Cassie F.recommends
January 16, 2024
Camp Schmac Site 1
Such a great little spot! Was nice to get out of the city. Will definitely be back!
Elliot W.recommends
January 13, 2024
Camp Schmac Site 1
Although we only stayed one night it was such a great experience! The campsite was spacious and was surrounded by gorgeous scenery. There was plenty of firewood, and the port-a-potty was the cleanest I've ever been in, it even has a light! It's very clear the hosts put a lot of time, effort, and love into making this site! We can't wait to come back!!
Sam B.recommends
December 30, 2023
Camp Schmac Site 1
Beautiful views, nice camp site for a 20 foot class B. The water was sweet and the shower was hot. Kelley and John are building something very nice, I'd like to come back in a bit and see what it gets to be.
Whitney B.recommends
December 27, 2023
Camp Schmac Site 1
Amazing experience
I had an amazing time tent camping with my dog. It’s such a beautiful spot, I highly recommend. ❤️
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