More Summer Camping

Family camping with s'mores

Summer camping season is definitely here and while the glamping and RV sites are pretty popular, there are still a few weekend tent campsites open.  We also still have options for all varieties of camping during the week, click here for availability.  For those who’ve been dreaming of a getaway to Nevada City, here are a few upcoming events:

The Yuba Bus shuttle service to the South Yuba River will continued Thursday-Sunday until September 23rd, with two pick up times at the Inn Town Campground.  If you’re interested in visiting the Hwy 49 Bridge and don’t want to worry about getting a parking space this service is a great option for your summer swimming hole adventure.  Otherwise we’ve got maps of the river available in The Commons.  These have directions on how to get to Hwy 49 as well as Bridgeport, Edwards and Purdon Crossings.  Another great water adventure in Nevada City is  Scotts Flat Lake where you can rent a SUP or kayak from Mountain Rec in the day use area.  Or, for our campers who are looking for something refreshing but closer,  you can always lounge by our swimming pool.  No matter what your outdoor adventure preference, we’ve got great suggestions for those visiting us at the Inn Town Campground (biking, hiking, swimming holes, etc.), including the annual Barbara Schmidt Millar Celebration of Life Triathlon at Scotts Flat Lake on Sunday, September 16th.

To follow everything happening at camp, make sure to check out our InstagramFacebook, Pinterest or Twitter feeds.  If you’re looking for more local ideas, check out the Visit Nevada City Instagram feed or the Outside Inn’s blog. Plus, every week I update our weekly events boards on Pinterest.  Many thanks to those who have cheered us along, we love meeting fans in real life at the campground.  And for those who missed the Instagram or Facebook post, Dan and I are honored to be on the cover of the ARVC (National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds) summer magazine issue, click here for a PDF of the magazine, the article is on page 15.

And to celebrate the final stretch of summer we have a giveaway package, post a comment here and we’ve got 2 weekend passes for the Yuba Bus (valid till September 23rd) and a gift certificate for $55 for one free night of tent camping at the Inn Town Campground (subject to availability).  Winner will be announced on August 15th.  *Edited to say the winner is Erin Horst.

Photos by Lenkaland Photography, Erin Thiem, Megan Michelson and cover photo of ARVC magazine by Kat Alves Photography

41 replies
  1. Jodie White
    Jodie White says:

    We are so excited to camping next month for our birthdays! We love Nevada City and this will be our first time “glamping” with some friends. Love the pictures. Can’t wait. 🙂

  2. Dana
    Dana says:

    I’ve been wanting to stay at Inn Town Campground after a friend recommended this place! It looks quaint and like a great getaway! My town of Redding has been hit hard this past week with the CARR fire. Escaping the smoke has been a struggle, and I would love nothing more than a getaway to Nevada City to explore, rent a SUP, hike, camp, etc– a new place in California is waiting for me!

  3. Diane Richards
    Diane Richards says:

    Congrats on being featured in The Voice! Recognition much deserved.

    Thank you for all the hard work you do in keeping us informed about all the awesome activities to do in Nevada County. You are a valuable resource and as a blog reader and social media follower from Sacramento, it is much appreciated. You provide us with the best/peak times to enjoy all the fabulous seasonal activities in your beautiful part of California, which is difficult to find if you are wanting to see a mass bloom of wildflowers or awesome waterfall flows, for example.

    I truly enjoy reading your articles 🙂

  4. Damaris F
    Damaris F says:

    We just stayed this weekend for the second year in a row and love it. Looking for ward to another stay next month and trying out the Yuba Bus and touring the Railroad museum.

  5. jessica
    jessica says:

    we’ve been waiting all summer to camp at in town. hasn’t happened yet but I’m determined to make it happen by end of Sept. it’s been on my bucket list!

  6. Ashley
    Ashley says:

    So excited! I absolutely love InnTown! My husband and I (and our pups) have been here twice and we love it! Would love to come back soon!

  7. Jessica Ryder
    Jessica Ryder says:

    We absolutely love Inn Town. We’ve camped there (tent site 26) since the summer you opened. It is our family tradition and we brought my parents this summer to check out glamping site 20. We can’t wait to go back! We love how you’ve added the Yuba Bus too – makes our river trips so much more convenient!

  8. Orion Watkins
    Orion Watkins says:

    Congrats on being front and center in The View! This campground looks amazing with the spa showers, pool acess, glamping tents, and it close proximity to town. Can’t wait to spend a weekend here some day.

  9. Lindsey Goodwin
    Lindsey Goodwin says:

    I so enjoyed the 2 nights we spent at your campground last summer. We’d love to return in our pop-up when we return from our East Coast adventure!

  10. Tasha Lockhart
    Tasha Lockhart says:

    We’re hoping visit soon for our daughter’s 4th birthday! We know she’d absolutely adore it there being the little wilderness loving nature girl she is. Your glamping tents look like so much fun! ☀️🌲🌙⛺️

  11. Kris Vaughan
    Kris Vaughan says:

    I have been following your IG for awhile. I had trekked around the area behind the Northern Queen and wondered what was going to be built. It was really exciting to see the campground materialize and I have wanted to stay ever since it opened. We finally booked a trip for Labor Day weekend! I am looking forward to introducing my kids to the river so they can experience it like I did, every summer, under the pines.

  12. Paula Wickstrom
    Paula Wickstrom says:

    I love reading your blog and seeing the comments on here. You do a really good job marketing your place. We hope to visit soon!

  13. Donna
    Donna says:

    Hi Erin! It’s been a couple of months since our last visit. Missing my favorite campground! Hoping to visit again real SOON!

  14. Denise G.
    Denise G. says:

    We camp with our RV and love it. We’ve been to Inn Town Campground and thought it was great. It’s close to everything, lots to do, trails are beautiful and the weather is great. Can’t wait to see you again!

  15. Christian Condrey-Quintana
    Christian Condrey-Quintana says:

    Our family loves to camp and we do do whenever we get a chance. I have enjoyed seeing all your posts and know my kids would love to camp there! This year has been really crazy and we haven’t had the opportunity to get out much and now school starts this week I can’t believe it! I hope we get the opportunity to go camping there soon!

  16. Jennifer
    Jennifer says:

    Love this place. We only camped one night, we were evacuated from the Carr Fire, headed east to Reno, Tahoe and then this lovely place before we headed home! I would love to stay longer next time! Thank You

  17. Jeanette Alexander
    Jeanette Alexander says:

    Would love to win a night camping! We travel in a fifth wheel. Just got back from a Blues Festival in Sisters, Oregon.

  18. Karen
    Karen says:

    I love seeing how much your little campground has grown these last two years! You have quite the vision! Since we live nearby, someday we will come for a staycation!

  19. Sus
    Sus says:

    We love camping here. We have been guests at this lovely place many times. I recommend this to all our friends because there is an option for everyone. Can’t wait to see you next month.

  20. Eleni
    Eleni says:

    Even though we are local, we would love to try a night at the Inn Town Campground OR share it with friends from Santa Cruz…

  21. Emily walter
    Emily walter says:

    I live in Grass Valley and my family camped here while they were visiting. We had such a great time hanging out at Inn Town Campground. We have memories for years!

    Next staycation I have I’m booking a few nights!

  22. Elaine Gierek
    Elaine Gierek says:

    Loved our last minute getaway when we stayed in Glamping tent #13 – our first ‘Glamping’ experience! We’ve always been tent campers, but I could really get used to that! Miss you guys and keep looking for an excuse to get up there again, to see how you’ve further enhanced the site since our last visit!

  23. Julia Wiswell
    Julia Wiswell says:

    My husband and I are hoping to squeeze in one or two more camping trips before winter hits and would love to spend a night here!

  24. Sandy White
    Sandy White says:

    Came in April with our small trailer(19ft). Couldn’t wait to come back! Within two weeks of stay made reservation for September.. Had to pick a different site though, coming with 30 ft fifth wheel this time.

  25. Heidi Setum
    Heidi Setum says:

    We would love to come and stay at your campground, I love all of your posts, and can’t get enough of looking at the pictures – I keep telling my husband we really need to get up there, so it would be really cool to win this little giveaway!☀️💦🌲🔥 ( we have an RV so could we apply the $55 tent credit towards an RV space if we win?) thx u♥️


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