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Sierra Sol Camp

11 sites 路 Lodging18 acres 路 Camptonville, CA
Welcome to Sierra Sol Camp! We have 9 different sites available to book as well as the option to book the entire property. Please scroll down to see all of the available options. Here are the sites we offer: -Sierra Sol Diva Den (cabin) -Water Tower (cabin) -Daisy Belle (canvas tent) -Rise and Shine (canvas tent) -Sierra Sol Camp Lotus (cabin) -Sierra Sol Vintage Trailer (onsite trailer) -Sierra Shipping Container Retreat (cabin) -Sierra Sol Main Cabin (cabin) -Sierra Sol Camp Whole Property (all sites) The Sierra Sol Camp project has been hosting community events and friend gathering for years. We take great pride in extending a warm and welcoming space for all our visitors and extending the invitation to campers was a great next step. We have listings ranging from yurts to shipping containers, an old water tower converted to a mini suit to a vintage trailer and canvas tents. The diva den was my old music studio and the main cabin is our family cabin. This is a magical and sacred space filled with a ton of memories please come join our community and nook in the sierras and make some more. We are based in between the middle fork of the Yuba river right where it meets up with Oregon Creek. If you like a long walk it is 2.5 miles down the dirt road to Oregon Creek and the middle fork of the Yuba. Driving takes 5 to 10 mins. The other direction is the largest lake in our county Bullards Bar Reservoir and Emerald Cove Marina. We are 1 mile down Marysville Rd. from a launch called dark day. There is a trailhead at the top of overflow boat parking for a public swimming hole on the lake. On our property, we have a main house with its own private facilities such as a kitchen, shower, and bath. On the land, we have 9 total unique cabin and canvas tent structures converted into boutique-like campsites. We have an epic outdoor entertaining kitchen and patio with an outdoor pizza oven and a little dog rinse behind the outdoor shower. The bathhouse is right across the way and provides a private but shared guest shower house, tub and sink. The sauna and fenced-in dog area are near the shipping container site. The sauna has just been remodelled with a shower and bathtub right outside the sauna house. Like anywhere in the woods there is an hour at sunset when you may have mosquitoes down near the sites in the spring and some of the summers depending on the year. We have a natural spray for that or fans in the kitchen. Off the path, you may find poison oak in the thick of the woods. So please stay on the marked trails.
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Lake Concow Campground

99 sites 路 RVs, TentsOroville, CA
Ancestors of Maidu people lived here long ago. European settlers arrived and took control of the area. In recent history, a multi-cultural group of community members formed the Konkow Partnership to attempt to hold, steward, and preserve the wilderness that survives here. We look forward to your post fire visit.Learn more about this land:Congratulations Campers! 聽The campground is reopened after the last couple of years of wild fires and tough winters. We are reopened even as repairs and upgrades are being made. Thank you to all visitors who love this place for your patience as we continue to improve the features of the Campground. Stay tuned for progress reports. We hope to see you real soon.聽Visit, fish, or camp in a rare jewel forest, hidden in the Sierra/Cascade foothills, less than an hour's drive to Chico, Oroville, or Paradise. Surviving forests of聽mature cedars, pines, oaks, and madrones provide shady camping, fishing along the lake shore, or picnicing along the banks of the creek that runs through a recovering creekside area. Stargaze or fly kites in our Great Meadow or admire copious wildflowers and other native plants on over 80 acres of wilderness. We provide a variety of recovering聽wilderness areas near water faucets, pit toilets and an RV dump station.聽Our site features mature forests, grassy meadows, a year-round creek in a fire recovery zone. The site also features lakefront shoreline access for bank fishing, a central fire pit and lots of space for group camping. Fires are permitted in the central pit when weather allows. The Lake Concow/Konkow Campground is a wilderness sanctuary and houses many variety of rare and endangered plants, animals, and insects. Please be aware of and give respectful space to all of the residents of the park. The list of year round residents may include poison oak, thorny berry vines, mosquitoes, ticks, spiders, deer, eagles, osprey, owls, squirrels, skunks, foxes, bears, mountain lions, snakes, bats, and more.聽Please be responsible for personal camp supplies and trash. The Campground is a Pack In/Pack Out location and garbage cans are supplied near the office house near the entrance. Good hiking shoes, protective clothing, and hats are recommended. All Campground faucets supply delicious, potable water tested regularly. The modern listings spell the name Concow, Ancestors spelled it Konkow. Both are correct, though may give different search results. There is plenty of room for parking large vehicles and for turning around. TOW VEHICLES MUST STAY THE DURATION OF THE CAMPING VISIT. Sorry, we DO NOT allow towed-in-and-dropped-off campers or 5th wheel trailers at this time. This may change as clean up work progresses through the year. Stay tuned for updates. Thank you.
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Lake Oroville Glamping

6 sites 路 Lodging15000 acres 路 Oroville East, CA
Lake Oroville was created by the Oroville Dam, which the State Department of Water Resources completed in 1967 after 5 years of construction. Lake Oroville conserves water for distribution by the State Water Project to homes, farms, and industries in the San Francisco Bay area, the San Joaquin Valley and Southern California. The Oroville facilities of the project also serve to provide flood control and smog free generation of electric power in addition to recreation. When the Lake is at its maximum elevation, it includes some 15,500 surface acres for recreation and 167 miles of shoreline. Recreation areas are spotted around the Lake and boaters can land at any point to explore the surrounding country. The lake offers a wide variety of outdoor activities including camping, picnicking, horseback riding, hiking, sail and power boating, water-skiing, fishing, swimming, boat-in camping, floating campsites and horse camping.
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TerraSol

2 sites 路 Lodging40 acres 路 Nevada City, CA
I鈥檝e had the pleasure to be the 鈥渃aretaker鈥 of this special land once inhabited by the Maidu Indians for the past 43 years. This is SPECIAL ground here and I鈥檓 sure you will feel the MAGIC!!! This 40 acres sits on the Yuba River Ridgetop. At the "Platform of Pleasure" you will enjoy 100,000+ acre views of protected land looking North to the High Sierra, minutes away from downtown Nevada City and 8-10 miles from Yuba River Trailheads. Firewood bundles are $15 per bundle (2+ hours of campfire when campfires 馃敟 are allowed). There is a $5.00 dog fee per dog/per stay. On our property like anywhere in the woods there are mosquitos, so you should bring bug spray. We offer a tent platform, as well as a canvas tent listing. Guests love staying here: "From the moment we arrived Chris was nothing but amazing. He helped us get settled in and even recommended some beautiful spots to hike/sight see. They are both so generous! The campsite beautiful and they did a very nice job supplying us with any materials we may need. Definitely coming back during the summer!"
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Green Mountain Farm and Campground

1 site 路 Lodging18 acres 路 Oregon House, CA
Green Mountain Farm is in Dobbins ca nestled in the pines at the treeline. Surrounded by 7 lakes and several creeks and rivers recreation is always abound. Fishing, kayaking, gold panning, wake boarding even house boat rentals are all in the neighborhood. Our pet freindly facility inclide 18 gorgeous private acres with a creek, bbq's, horseshoes, kids play area, hiking trails, and free firewood. We host Rv'ers, tent campers, van lifer's, and other travelin folk. Every Friday evening is music circle and most Saturdays is bonfire (seasonal). There are wineries, resorts and museums in the area and we are rich in gold history. Come on out and get next to nature. Wildlife is know to frequent the grounds.
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Inlandia Ranch

2 sites 路 Lodging67 acres 路 Bangor, CA
Nestled in the picturesque landscapes of Northern California, this enchanting ranch serves as a haven for camping enthusiasts. The undulating terrain, adorned with rolling hills and dense forests, creates a serene backdrop for your outdoor escape. A sprawling creek system invites you to indulge in refreshing swims amid nature's embrace, providing an idyllic setting for relaxation. Explore the ranch's diverse hiking trails, each unveiling breathtaking vistas and hidden gems, while nearby trails promise additional opportunities for unforgettable outdoor adventures. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty that surrounds you, as the ranch seamlessly combines scenic charm with a working farm experience. Witness the lively rhythm of farm life as ostriches, chickens, and goats graze and play on the property. The ranch's commitment to a genuine agricultural experience adds a touch of authenticity to your stay. Wake up to the comforting sounds of the countryside and indulge in a complimentary country breakfast, a delightful start to your day of exploration. Currently offering three unique campsites, one standout option is the hot tent with a woodstove鈥攁 cozy retreat that adds warmth and charm to your outdoor experience. Whether you're seeking a rustic adventure or a peaceful escape, this ranch provides the perfect setting for an unforgettable camping getaway, where the beauty of nature and the charm of farm life converge seamlessly.
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Your private Yurt in the woods

2 sites 路 Lodging10 acres 路 Nevada City, CA
Your private Yurt in the woods -2 miles to town! Come experience the Beauty of the Sierra foothills and the Yuba river in our Yurt tucked into the forest just 2 miles from downtown Nevada city. With a natural creek right outside your door and hiking trails right off the deck, this serene and beautiful yurt retreat awaits you. Claw foot bath tub, fire pit and large deck to relax on. Wood fired stove inside with plenty of wood stacked to keep you warm. Small functional kitchen with a hot plate, toaster oven, micro sink and fridge. We have a wood fired hot tub on-site. It requires a fire to be lit and maintained to keep it hot. During the winter the yurt is heated with a wood fired stove. It takes a few hours to warm up, and needs to be maintained during your stay to keep the place toasty. There is a lovely wood stove and plenty of firewood for you to use! The Queen bed has a heating blanket to help keep you cozy throughout the night. The hot tub Is wonderful in the winter, it is wood fired and takes several hours to heat as well. Please feel free to check us out at - https://www.tripstodiscover.com/yurt-airbnbs-california/ The yurt was nominated for top yurts in California. We are also featured in Glampaluza as #17 - glampaluza dot com/blog/glamping-in-california We are new to Hip Camp and don鈥檛 have many reviews but we have been on Airbnb for almost 2 years. Here is a link to our reviews below and you can see that we have over 100 5-star reviews. https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/49631283?adults=2&check_in=2023-01-08&check_out=2023-01-10&source_impression_id=p3_1669075701_6AzX5HHXIsHJr7lk
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Hickman Family Vineyards

3 sites 路 Tents15 acres 路 Bangor, CA
Our love affair with wine began in the late 90s. We could not get enough of the wine tasting experience in our native Sonoma County. Before we knew it, Alyse was working for a small startup winery owned by Korbel. This afforded us insight and access to the production side of the wine world, and before long, we were cultivating our own ideas for a startup winery. One of the defining features of this industry is the willingness of everyone to share their knowledge. We are very appreciative of those accomplished individuals that helped us along the way.Our dream soon led us to the foothills and the former gold rush town of Bangor. This is the second time Tod has lived in Bangor. The first time was in Submarine Base Bangor, Washington. The oak studded foothills and terroir reminded us of the eastern side of Sonoma County. Affordable land and a favorable business and regulatory climate completed the package, making Bangor California our new home.We started developing the winery property in January 2002. The first acre of zinfandel was planted in the spring of 2005. We officially opened the winery doors to the public on Mother鈥檚 Day 2011. We personally do all aspects of the wine production and management with much needed and appreciated help from our children, family, and awesome wine club.
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Oregon House Falls

45 sites 路 RVs, Tents20 acres 路 Dobbins, CA
Nestled in the foothills of Western Sierra Mountains lies a piece of heaven. If you are looking for a quiet peaceful place to escape, this is your spot. Here you will find peace and quiet and the beauty of nature. Sit lakeside or Creekside and enjoy the scenery or a picnic along side one of the beautiful waterfalls. You can even grab a pole and fish in our lake. Trout are known to migrate through these waters, there has been bass and sun fish pulled from this lake as well. There is also some history here as you can hunt for one of the few grinding rocks that have been found on this land. With tons of wildlife like deer, turkeys, ducks, fish, crawdads, river otters, herons, owls, lots of song birds, and even bald eagles. This hidden gem is surrounded by many lakes rivers and even wineries . We are located 17 miles from The Yuba River, 9.2 miles to Bullards Bar (one of the tallest dames in the US) 7.2 miles to Collins lake and 3.8 miles to lake Frances not to mention tons of nearby swimming holes and creeks. You can boat, kayak, fish, swim, horseback ride, bike and hike all within a stone鈥檚 throw. The Sierra Nevada foothills and mountains are rich in history as you visit, you will find many historical landmarks. The Sierra Nevadas played a crucial role in history during the gold rush. Take a 5 min drive down the road and you will find an original stagecoach stop from back in time and pick up anything you might need for your stay from gas, food ,ice and all the essentials. They even have a deli with delicious food. The Sierras are ideal for any outdoor enthusiasts.
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Maple Creek Ranch

6 sites 路 RVs, Tents500 acres 路 Cohasset, CA
The Maple Creek Ranch and Tree Farm has been family owned and operated since 1934. The patriarch of the family, whose family had moved here from Sweden, had a great love of the forest and trains. The property was one of the first certified tree farms in California with the goal of nurturing a healthy forest. In the 1960鈥檚, a mile of railroad tracks was laid and the whistle of a small, steam engine train could be heard throughout the community. Local residents and kids were treated to free train rides and special events for many years.There is a natural spring with a small creek that supplies the ponds with fresh water year around. There is also a small canyon on the property with a larger stream called Mud Creek. The land is rich in Indian history and there a artifacts and other signs on the Indians presence.The Cohasset area is relatively unknown. 15 miles from our property is Deer Creek and the Lasson National Forest is about a 2 hour drive north.聽聽While staying with us you can pitch your tent on our private 500 acres. We have 2聽 primitive camping spots on our property. Each spot has a picnic table and聽fire pit. There is a flush toilet shared for both camp sites. * During freezing weather the toilets may be closed so they don鈥檛 freeze! Please check before booking聽*The spots are spread out to ensure privacy. Our property is surrounded by the forest and is loaded with deer, squirrels, turkeys and other forest animals. We have numerous walking trails, a fresh water pond for fishing and swimming. Please notify us if you have an RV.聽 Site 1 is best for RV's. Site 2 can accommodate smaller RV's.聽We look forward to meeting you!
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Perfect Getaway with Cabin and Camp

3 sites 路 Lodging135 acres 路 Smartsville, CA
Escape to Confluence Ranch, where you'll discover a state park-like atmosphere nestled in the foothills of the majestic Sierra Mountains. Imagine waking up each morning to the soothing sound of a creek and being able to explore a 135 acre property. This is the ultimate retreat that combines history, natural beauty, and endless adventure. Confluence Ranch is also a hub for nearby attractions, with Englebright Lake just 5 minutes away. Boating and fishing enthusiasts will love this beautiful lake, which offers a wealth of recreational activities. South Yuba River State Park is another gem located just 15 minutes away, where you can marvel at one of the oldest covered bridges in the West. The crystal-clear waters of Yuba River are perfect for swimming, hiking, and soaking up the sun on the warm beaches. Hiking trails are also available for those looking to explore the area. Black Swan Trail is the closest hiking trail to the property. For those seeking a lively scene, the hip and trendy towns of Nevada City and Grass Valley are only 20 minutes away. Seasonal events and music can be found in these vibrant communities. If you need to stock up on supplies, a grocery store is conveniently located just 10 minutes away. Come experience the beauty and adventure of Confluence Ranch - the perfect destination for a memorable getaway.
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YUBA RIVER Group Camping (Dogs OK)

70 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents18 acres 路 North San Juan, CA
At Willow Springs Lodge & Retreat Center we are all about hosting groups for retreats, family reunions, life celebrations and friends and family gatherings and more. We cater to fostering experiences where people come together and create lasting memories. Located just 15 miles outside Nevada City in the foothills of the Tahoe National Forest, Willow Springs is ideal for intimate gatherings for groups wanting to get away and "un-plug". We are blessed to be within minutes of many renown Yuba River swimming holes and breathtaking trails for hiking and biking. Nearby Bullards Bar Reservoir is a popular lake for boating, fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, water skiing and more. In the winter, we are close to a number of ski resorts and winter sports activities. Our completely fenced Group Camping Area on top of a knoll with breathtaking views offers eight plus camping sites and accommodates up to 32 campers. An 18 foot long banquet table and benches is ideal for group meals. The oversized fire pit can seat your entire group. Dogs are permitted (with strict rules) within the fenced camping area. Included in the rental of the campground is the use of the community Kitchen and Bathhouse. The kitchen is equipped with two refrigerators, a stovetop and oven, BBQ, pots/pans and dishes (plates, bowls, cups, silverware) that serve 30. The triple sink makes clean-up easy. The bathhouse has two private showers, two private toilets and a double sink. Bring your own towels and toiletries. Outside the Group Camping Area are multiple RV sites from partial to full hookup. A furnished yurt and tent platform with two dome tents are also available to rent. Within walking distance, we offer several 1 bedroom/1 bathroom cabins with propane heat and AC. THESE CAN BE ADDED AS EXTRAS AT THE TIME OF BOOKING! A short walk to our newly renovated lodge fills the needs of those that want a little more pampering. The lodge accommodates up to 20 people with a commercial-style kitchen that can feed up to 50 people comfortably. Private Queen suites are available. The upstairs is a favorite of our kids with plenty of beds for an awesome sleep over. When you rent the lodge, to compliment your experience, we have a 1000 sq. ft. yoga studio (used for movement, meditation, and classes), a 1700 sq. ft. open-air pavilion (receptions, presentations, musical presentations) and a celebration terrace for weddings and life events worth celebrating. Our exterior wet bar is equipped to serve your favorite beverage on a warm summer day or under the stars in the cool of the night next to the open-air bon fire. Rental Options: (See "Extras" for additional rentals) 1) Camping Compound: -Option to add Yurt as an extra -Option to add RV sites as an extra 2) Homestead Cabin 3) Artist Cabin Please message us if you're interested in booking out the entire property.
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The best camping near Lake Oroville State Recreation Area guide

Overview

About

Spanning more than 15,000 surface acres and offering 167 miles of shoreline, Lake Oroville is the largest reservoir in northern California. Created by the tallest earthen dam in the country, the area is a popular outdoor recreation area. Enjoy boating, sailing, paddling, swimming, watersports, and fishing on the lake, or explore miles of hiking and biking trails nearby. A visitor center complex offers a museum, shop, and viewing tower with telescopes. More than 20 campgrounds feature a variety of ways to stay overnight, including tent sites, RV sites, boat-in campsites, floating campsites, and equestrian campsites. 

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for unique on-lake camping experience: Ten Floating Campsites on double decker pontoons each offer room for up to 15 to stay overnight on the lake itself.
  • Best for RVs and amenities: Bidwell Canyon Campground is the only campground offering full hook-ups, and easy access to the visitor center and marina.
  • Best for equestrians: Loafer Creek Horse Camp offers 15 sites and includes corrals, horse exercise and washing stations, accessible restrooms, and shows.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. For dates between Memorial Day and Labor Day, reserve a campsite as soon as you know your dates. Reservations can be made from two days and up to six months in advance.
  2. If you don鈥檛 have a reservation but you do have a boat, arrive first thing in the morning to grab a first-come, first-served, boat-in campsite.
  3. If your plans are flexible, visit during the week or during non-holiday periods to beat the crowds.

When to go

The lake sees the most visitors in summer, especially when temperatures soar, and on weekends. Visit in spring for impressive wildflower displays and the best fishing. Fall is a good time for sunsets and to see spawning at the fish hatchery, while winter brings fewer crowds and cold鈥攖hough rarely freezing鈥攚eather.

Know before you go

  • Campers at the floating and boat-in campsites need to bring their own drinking water.
  • Marinas at Bidwell Canyon and Lime Saddle offer boat rentals, fuel, supplies, store, and snack bar. Non-motorized watercraft can be rented from the Aquatic Center in the North Forebay, which doesn鈥檛 allow motor boats.
  • The only designated swim areas, where boats and fishing are not allowed, are at Loafer Creek and near the Aquatic Center. Lifeguards are only available seasonally.
  • Fishing licenses are required for those 16 and older. Slot limit regulations may apply for black bass.
  • Accessible areas include the visitor center, some campsites, restrooms, and some portions of the marinas, fish cleaning stations, and trails.
  • Fires are permitted only in designated fire rings, subject to fire restrictions. Driftwood may be collected and used, or purchased from camp hosts.

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