Photo courtesy of Camp Nauvoo
2200 Camp Nauvoo Rd.
Placerville, California 95667
Local Phone: (916) 207-9441
Camp Nauvoo is a small (16 sites), family-owned campground near Placerville.
Entering its first full summer season with dog-friendly tent sites strung out along a post-card-pretty Sierra stream, Camp Nauvoo has actually been around for awhile, having started as a Mormon girls camp in the 1960s and passed to the Boy Scouts for a few years before being taken over by local residents Greg and Laurie Rose.
Besides dog-friendly, pitch-your-own tent sites, the camp offers unfurnished platform tents, a pair of plains Indian-style teepees and two luxury, safari-style “glamping” tents for those in your party who are unaccompanied by canines.
The comfy lodge has a fireplace, restrooms, showers and barbecue area, while a big fire circle serves as an evening gathering place. There’s also a children’s playground, volleyball courts and more than two miles of hiking trails on the 86-acre property. All sites are walk-in, but carts are provided to help transport your gear. Please keep your dog on a leash.
It is recommend that you pre-treat your dog with Advantage or similar topical flea and tick repellent 3 days prior to arrival.
- Size: All sizes
- Breed restrictions: Friendly dogs are welcome at Camp Nauvoo
- Maximum number allowed: 2
- Cost per dog: $10 per dog Per Night
- Other comments: Dogs must be leashed or crated at all times (this is strictly enforced). Dogs are allowed in the regular camping sites and are not allowed in the glamping tents with the exception of #10 - call in advance.