Shoulder Season Camping

The Amphitheater

It’s spring in Nevada City, we’ve had hail, sunshine, pouring rain and 70 degree days.  What we love about the shoulder season are the folks who are eager to get outside (rain or shine) and enjoy our campground.

Early spring camping is a great time to dust off the camping supplies.  Five reasons to camp in the shoulder season: beat the heat, spring shake down to make sure all your gear is ready to go, avoid the crowds, spring flowers and campfires in the dark.

If you’re looking for a few spring ideas on things to do:

  • Buttermilk Bend wildflower hikes are every Saturday and Sunday mornings at 11am down at Bridgeport along the South Yuba River through mid-May.  If you’ve never been down there now is the time of the year to go.  Click here for the self guided trees and shrubs brochure or here for a Wildflowers directory.
  • Sit under the cherry tree at Ike’s Quarter Cafe
  • Check out the tulips at the Crystal Hermitage Gardens at Ananda.  Open every day in April, the gardens showcase over 13,000 tulips.
  • Go for an urban hike with Folk Trails Hiking Club (Thursday, April 12th, 4pm, meet at the Outside Inn).
  • Come watch the TDS Enduro Mountain Bike Race (April 14th and 15th)
  • Check out the dogwoods around downtown Nevada City
  • Daffodil Run in Penn Valley, Sunday, April 9th
  • Drink wine at the Foothills Celebration in downtown Grass Valley (Saturday, April 7th)
  • I’m excited to share that Kial James of Nevada City Scenics, and I are organizing another photo walk.  Come join us on Sunday, April 22nd at 10am at Malakoff Diggins State Park in the historic North Bloomfield town.  The meet up is free, anyone is welcome, but please remember there is a $5 parking fee and carpooling is recommended.  (Click herehere, here and here for photos from previous meet ups).

We re-opened the glamping tents for the 2018 season and have had several campers in our new Riverside Retro RV.   To see more photos check out either the Glamping Tent Gallery or Riverside Retro gallery.

We know you’re all interested in knowing when the pool will be open.  Depending on the weather, we should have the pool open and ready by mid-May.

And in other updates, with the improved weather, we’re back to do our outdoor movie screenings, all campers welcome.  The family friendly movies start at 7pm on Friday & Saturdays, weather permitting.   And finally… if you’ve made it this far we’re going to do a spring campground tour.  The campground is open year round and we welcome folks to stop by and learn more about our camping options during office hours.  The summer dates are filling up, so if you’re interested in coming camping this summer, it’s definitely time to make a reservation.  So stop by for the tour, Sunday, April 29th, 1pm, if you’re interested in looking inside a couple glamping tents and getting some more information about what we have to offer.

To keep tabs on the fun at the campground feel free to follow us along either on Instagram or Facebook.  Recent highlights this week included our 2nd annual Easter Egg hunt, looking inside glamping tents, dining options and photos of campers!  We’re also excited to say we’ve recently launched our Pinterest account.  Feel free to post a comment on this post or on Instagram if you’ve got any local or camping-centric boards we should follow.  We’re excited about the upcoming camping season… spring fever makes us all want to get outside!

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