Willow Camp in the Sierra Nevada
The Willow Camp is located at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, just an hour from Lassen National Park, Lakes Basin, and over a million acres of National Forest. The closest town is Greenville, about two miles down the road. The camp is home to a tipi, as well as the owner's tiny cabin. Your parking spot is a short walk from several spring-fed swimming holes, and it overlooks the meadows and creeks of the 50-acre property. Nearby (and out of view) is the host family's small cabin (the tipi is their guest house), where campers are welcome to use the outdoor shower-- offering an on-demand water heater and a view of the Sierra Nevada range. Tiny homes will have access to water, but must have their own toilets (or use the property porta potty).
The property is secluded, but not "middle-of-nowhere-secluded." Usually, the loudest sounds are the geese, but campers/tenants may also hear the train, or sounds from the town of Greenville (two miles downstream). There is also a shooting range about five miles away and some days you may hear noises from that. Otherwise, there are quite a few hike-in meditation or yoga bluffs where you will feel like a world away! The property borders over 500 acres of National Forest that you may also explore, and several secluded swimming holes.
Your host family has enjoyed building lots of activities for their own children, which campers may use at their own risk- including a 160' zip line, a 50' zip line from a tree house, and a rock climbing wall (currently under construction). Please note, there are many animals on the land (including donkeys, deer, foxes, dogs, cats, honey bees, chickens, and ducks), so please keep your pups on a leash. Safety first, but we always encourage adventure, playing in the mud, and free range children.
If you have any questions about nearby activities, feel free to reach out to us! Otherwise, many of our campers enjoy the simple things- a lawn chair with a good book in the creek, or watching the kids make little pots out of the clay in the pond. The Willow Camp property may not have wifi, and we promise you will never be bored!