Northern California Camping Adventures


Tent Camping and Hammock

Northern California Family Camping Adventures

Summer camping has arrived and the campground is buzzing with activity.  We’re still in awe of our amazing USA Today 10 Best win for RV Campground, for the third year in a row!  Scroll down for some of the fabulous press we got, so grateful for the kudos.   Memorial Day weekend was busy, great to have so many return campers bring the kids and enjoy some time together outside.  We’re super grateful to kick off the summer camping season.  And we all just marveled that the weather could not have been more perfect, so thank you, after a fairly wet and cold spring, it’s delightful to have awesome camping weather.  Any else ready for Nevada City summer camp season?  While we know we’re the go to outdoor recreation for visitors and locals in our area, we love that we can be a playground for all ages, relive your summer camp days at the Inn Town Campground or come camping with multiple generations.   We love that we offer tent, glamping and RV options so you can pick what works best for you and still include your camping family.   And for those of you who want to try out RV, consider renting a RV, either to pick up or have dropped off.


We know folks are trying to plan their future trips and it’s been great to have so many community events back on the schedule this year.  Here are a few of the upcoming things to plan for….

And it’s great to see so many live music events, if you’re looking for a round up of concerts and events check out: The Center for the ArtsMiners Foundry Cultural CenterNevada TheatreInConcert SierraMusic in the Mountains or even some of the smaller venues like Crazy Horse Saloon, The Fern or The Stonehouse in downtown Nevada City.

South Yuba Trail

And we’re all dreaming of our upcoming lazy days by the river.  SYRCL has some great tips and suggestions for planning your next trip to the South Yuba River State Park, please be aware of cold temperatures and high flows at the beginning of the summer.   You can track the water levels online, keep in mind typical summer flows are 100 CSF.  Now is a great time to remember that there are lots of great outdoor activities in our community, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, SUP rental and swimming in Scotts Flat Lake.  Remember if you can’t get a camping reservation at Scotts Flat Lake, you can always use the day use area, so always something fun to do.  If you’re looking for summer camping reservations, now is a great time to book with us, our recommendations is for weekdays.

Empire Mine

Our top 10 kid friendly activities:

If you’re looking for more kid friendly activities this summer, click here; there are tons of great kids events and things to do in Nevada City & Grass Valley.  And, if you don’t have a tent site reservation, don’t worry, the Inn Town Campground still has sites available this summer – book soon for weekends as they are filling up quickly.  Or, if you’ve always wanted to try glamping, think about joining us mid-week, when we have more availability and town has a more relaxed, quiet feel.   Check out top Nevada City kid friendly things to do blog post by The Little Dove blog, who recently came camping with us.

Thanks to CBS Sacramento for sharing about our recent USA Today 10Best win for RV Campground.  We’re also honored to be included in the Pure Wow round up of amazing California Glamping Spots in Northern California.  To follow along with us make sure to check out our InstagramFacebookPinterest, Threads,  TikTok or Twitter feeds, if you’re looking for more local ideas, check out the Visit Nevada City Instagram feed or the InnSide Nevada City blog.   We’re excited that the summer season is here….  we’ll see you at camp!

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