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The Retreat on Big Grizzly Creek

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· Beckwourth, Plumas, California
3 acres hosted by Dan W.
1 lodging site
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100% of recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp felt private.
Unique and peaceful Lost Sierra retreat within feet of Big Grizzly Creek. 5 minutes from Lake Davis. Minutes from Grizzly Ranch Golf Club. 1 hour from Reno, and 2.5 hours from Sacramento. Nestled among towering trees and serene natural surroundings, The Retreat at Big Grizzly Creek is a tranquil haven located within feet of a gently flowing creek. As you enter the campsite, the refreshing sound of water trickling over smooth rocks immediately captures your attention, creating a symphony of nature's melodies. The Retreat is located within minutes of the small railroad town of Portola, CA, 5 minutes from the boat launch at Lake Davis, and a couple of minutes from the public golf course, Grizzly Ranch. The property the campsite is on is over 3 acres with the creek being the western border. The property has numerous overlooks of the creek and surrounding fauna with a short hike. Currently, I am building a trail and a sitting area over the most perfect view atop a rock outcropping, perfect for sipping coffee in the morning or beer. No judgment here! We have big plans for this little piece of the earth we own and are excited the share it with you.Nestled among towering trees and serene natural surroundings, The Retreat at Big Grizzly Creek is a tranquil haven located within feet of a gently flowing creek. As you enter the campsite, the refreshing sound of water trickling over smooth rocks immediately captures your attention, creating a symphony of nature's melodies. The Retreat is located within minutes of the small railroad town of Portola, CA, 5 minutes from the boat launch at Lake Davis, and a couple of mins from the public golf course, Grizzly Ranch. The property the campsite is on is over 3 acres with the creek being the western border. The property has numerous overlooks of the creek and surrounding fauna with a short hike. Currently, I am building a trail and a sitting area over the most perfect view atop a rock outcropping, perfect for sipping coffee in the morning or beer. No judgment here! We have big plans for this little piece of the earth we own and are excited to share it with you. Site Guidelines Now for the guidelines and rules: DO NOT USE ANY MAPPING SERVICE DIRECTIONS TO THE SITE!! You will not make it to the site and will be trespassing on others' land. Use only the directions I give once you reserve the site. There is only available parking for one vehicle only. Please be mindful of the neighbors and don't block any roads or gates. This campsite is primitive, meaning there is no running water. Drinking water will be provided in the 5-gallon jug and one or two 30-gallon barrels with a pump to refill depending on your length of stay. Metal trash cans with bags will be provided and will be in the general vicinity of the tent. Please remove all trash and take it with you. Pack it in! Pack it out! The access to the campsite will be by a single-lane dirt road which can be muddy at times and will have landowner traffic coming both ways. There are some rocky sections, but if my neighbor can drive her Lexus down there, most any cars will make it. This is a private road with private property, please be mindful of neighbors and keep your speed to 10 mph or lower to keep the dust at a minimum. The campsite is in a wildfire-prone area and all burning rules will be followed. Meaning, the fire pit may not always be available. A propane fire pit will be provided during that time. No smoking (including vape) inside the tent or within its general area. A proper outhouse with a sawdust toilet is available. Biodegradable bags, toilet paper, and sawdust will be provided. Please take all the waste with you when you leave. This a quiet and relaxing campsite, not a party site. Please, no more than 4 people without permission from the owner.
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Farren H.recommends
July 7, 2024
The Retreat on Big Grizzly Creek
Great camping space!
The campsite was so nice and clean. A beautiful area and easy access to the river. Not many places to explore, but still a spacious area to spread out and relax. It did get colder at night than we had expected, so bring extra warm things. Great experience if you want something cute, quaint, and private. Would absolutely recommend!
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Michael S.recommends
June 26, 2024
The Retreat on Big Grizzly Creek
Piece of Paradise
Wow, what a spot! If you’re looking for a quiet, relaxing, unplugged spot to camp, this is the place! Dan’s property was an absolutely amazing creek front property with trails down to the water. Very peaceful listening to the water while relaxing after a day fishing on Lake Davis. Dan was extremely helpful and responsive to my questions before and after booking. Do yourself a favor and book it, you won’t be disappointed.
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Renee M.recommends
June 23, 2024
The Retreat on Big Grizzly Creek
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Great little hideaway and wonderful host.The site was clean and had everything you need.The toilet was an adjustment but it was clean. Bring wood and bug spray.
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Chris S.recommends
June 10, 2024
The Retreat on Big Grizzly Creek
Beautiful Creekside Spot!
Amazingly beautiful clearing right next to the creek. We loved being able to enjoy the sound/sight of the creek during our entire stay. The provided tent was cozy and offered plenty of room for our luggage / getting ready in the morning.
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Katie P.recommends
June 8, 2024
The Retreat on Big Grizzly Creek
This place is awesome
Gorgeous little spot right before you get to Portola! Lots of room to yourself, amazing tent, and cool bathroom concept. It’s pretty secluded, we saw a couple other people driving away from what we assumed was another private camp site, but no other traffic other than that. The camp site is down a pretty steep incline, so make sure you’re aware that you’ll be packing everything you brought down (and then back up), without the help of a vehicle, but we didn’t find it too bad. We will definitely be staying here again, what a beautiful little place!
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Jeremy K.recommends
May 5, 2024
The Retreat on Big Grizzly Creek
Beautiful campground
What a great spot! Everything was very clean and easily accessible. If it was a little warmer, I may have jumped in the creek!!
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Beckwourth, Plumas, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla, Wašišiw Ɂítdeʔ (Washoe), and Mountain Maidu First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Dan W.Joined in October 2020
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