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Gold Country Camping - Willow Creek Campground

17548 Highway 49         Camptonville, CA 95922        530.288.0646        877.901.7191


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Stay a few days, a week or a month in cabins, RVs or Tents in the beautiful Tahoe National Forest! Residents for the off season are being accepted.


Willow Creek Campground is enjoying the fall season,  sunny days and big starry skied nights.


We are bringing off season residents into Willow. Ask about our resident rates. A K-12 school is close at hand.


The Campground is open year round for RV, Cabin and Tent Camping guests. 


Check our Activities link page for swimming, canoeing, fishing  kayaking, hiking, water skiing, gold panning, exploring and so much more!


We’re in the middle of Gold Country where there’s just as much gold to be found as there was in 1849 and the Gold Rush!


We have room for you on your holidays or for a needed vacation rest with family and friends year round!


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Welcome to Willow Creek Campground in all Seasons

Open Year-Round! Monthly rentals now available through May 15


MONTHLY RV SITES now available through spring. Ask about our monthly rates $325 - $450.


We are located in the Sierra Foothills on historic Highway 49 next to a bubbling year-round creek, 2.4 miles northeast of Camptonville, 35 minutes from Downieville, and ten minutes from the North and Middle Fork of the Yuba River.


Bullard’s Bar Reservoir-boating, kayaking, river rafting, swimming, fishing and water skiing are just around the corner 20 minutes away


Activities and services in the campground include hiking, outdoor games, creek wallowing, live music, barbeques, pool table, video games, showers, laundry, RV dump and full hookups.


We cater to families, outdoor adventurers, young adults, nature lovers, and seniors who use small to medium-sized RVs (up to 36 feet), camper vans, pickup campers and tent campers. Want to have a family reunion or retreat in a National ParkThere are also furnished cabins with bathrooms, kitchenettes, decks, and picnic tables overlooking the creek. Bring bedding and towels for the cabins.



* Swimming

* Hiking

* Mountain Biking

* Water skiing

* Gold Panning

* Fishing

* Kayaking

* White Water Rafting

* Bird Watching

* Exploring Historic Gold Country

* Taking in the Scenic Vistas

* Rock Climbing

* Driving in the Sierras

* Stoking the BBQ

* Hanging around the campfire

* Star Gazing

* Sun Bathing

* Breathing Fresh Mountain Air








Come to Gold Country


     The history of the California Gold Rush is rich in folklore and interesting places, many of which are in hiking and driving distance from Willow Creek Campground.

     It is not uncommon to find people panning for gold alongside the creeks and streams of the area, or to stumble upon an abandoned gold mine, some of which is easy to imagine the flurry of activity that was taking place back in 1849.

     A great source for information before your trip is The California Gold Country: Highway 49 Revisited, by author Elliott H. Koeppel. While the book is temporarily out of print, sections of it can be found online on the author’s website.

     Nearest to the campground are the towns of Camptonville, Nevada City, and Downieville. The people may have changed, but each of the towns has maintained it’s unique Gold Country identity for more than 150 years!

       Learn how and where to gold pan!       


Willow guests staying at the campground can learn the intricacies of gold panning on Saturday mornings between 10 and 12 noon ($10 adults & teens). Call 530-288-0646 to make arrangements. There’s gold in Willow Creek not to mention the branches of the River! No charge for kids tagging along with adults.


Birthday Parties with Eddie the Pony


If you would like for your child to have a memorable birthday in a beautiful Forest Creekside setting then book your party today!


Package includes: Beautiful Creekside Picnic Space, Pony for 1 hour (can stay longer for additional charge), Food & Drinks, Cake & Ice Cream, Balloons. Also available- Cabins, Tent Sites, & RV Spaces.


To book your party call 530-288-0646

Willow Creek Bulletin




  If you are looking to relocate into the area, wanting to spend extended forest living or looking for a getaway this is the perfect time to do just that!


   To make a reservation or have a question answered call between 10 a.m. and noon or 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. any day of the week.


   Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights are particularly special. Through June 15 you can get three nights for the price of two. 


   It’s time to start your ramp up for the great outdoors and begin memory building for you and your family  in the Tahoe National Forest.


    Check out our new activity links page!


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