Outdoor Adventure – Inn Town Campground

By Kelly Conroy

Kelly Rathburn Conroy
Kelly Conroy

Looking for a last minute campsite? Want to be outdoors but hate sleeping on the ground? Need a family getaway that won’t destroy your savings account (or sanity)? Inn Town Campground has all of that and more.

Name: Inn Town Campground

Level: Any

Location: Nevada City. About an hour drive from the grid and a lovely one-mile walk from the campground into the center of Nevada City. Here’s a handy map.

Amenities & Incentives:

  • Family friendly
  • Options for tent camping, glamping, or RV sites
  • Amazing, clean bathrooms and an outdoor shower
  • Full kitchen and eating area
  • Fun activities like foosball, ping-pong, and movie screenings
  • They plan to be selling beer and wine on site by the end of July

Fun Facts: There’s a historical Chinese graveyard inside the campground. Inn Town Campground is working with a historical society in San Francisco to create educational signs and a walking path so guests can learn all about it!



My Experience: Amazing. Seriously.

As an avid camper, I expected to feel overly pampered by the convenience and cleanliness of a campground so close to town. But, after the first evening of s’mores around the community fire pits and watching The Goonies in the outdoor theater, I quickly fell in love.

There’s hot water, big mirrors, and even electrical outlets in the bathroom and standing under the warm water, looking up at the tree canopy from the outdoor shower was even more refreshing than swimming in the pristine Yuba River (which is a quick 15 minute drive from the campground).

We walked to the Nevada City farmer’s market, grabbed dinner and beers at Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Co., indulged in the best ice cream of all time at Treats, and still enjoyed a weekend full of outdoor hikes, swimming, and sleeping.

The best part about staying at Inn Town Campground is that you can make it the perfect getaway for you. From no-frills to fancy, it’s totally up to you.


More information:

Things to do during your stay

Sunset Magazine highlighted the campground, so that’s kind of a big deal

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