Last week was the annual Cool family summer vacation fest, and this year we decided to try our hand at camping. We spent 3 nights at the awesomely named Shinneyboo Creek Cabins resort. Shinneyboo is located between Colfax and Truckee up I-80, about 75 miles away and about 7500 feet elevation.
We stayed in a tent cabin, which offers a lot of room and actual beds (though we still opted for sleeping bags). Roughing it without having to pitch your own tent (though next time we are down for that). There are about a dozen or so tent cabin sites at Shinneyboo, and each is provided a fire pit, a park style BBQ grill, and enough space to stretch out and make your own. There is potable water and there are facilities (including a shower)!
The camp is on the south side of the Yuba River, and there are pretty amazing views of the high Sierra. It is on the border of the Pierce Creek Wetlands area and there are miles of easy trails around. There are a few swimming holes nearby, though nothing really that works for little kids.
Unplugging at Shinneyboo made for a fantastic vacation (though we did round out the week with a visit to San Francisco). We will definitely be making a return trip!