Lake Camanche: Award Winning Camping, Fishing, RVing, Boating, & More

Home of the Monster Fish
Lake Camanche is a multi-award winning campground with year-round recreation and fishing. It has 54 miles of shoreline and 7,700 surface acres of water for all your outdoor recreational activities.

The lake features family and group camping by the lake shoreline, cottages, RV sites, hiking, boating, fishing, swimming, kayaking, equestrian trails and equestrian camping. Lake Camanche is also a popular venue for outdoor weddings, festivals, and corporate events. Come see why we were voted the Best Lake again!

Phone: (866) 763-5121 | Email: camping@camancherecreation.com
North Shore Address: 2000 Camanche Road, Ione, CA 95640
South Shore Address: 11700 Wade Lane, Valley Springs, CA 95252
Gate Hours: 5:00 am to 11:00 pm
Day Use: 5:00 am to one hour after sunset
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Lake Camanche Lodging

Lodging

For those that don’t want to rough it. North shore features eight- one bedroom cottages that sit on rolling hills with mature trees and lake views.  The four bedroom deluxe units are great for groups of 10 – 12 guests. Three single room motel rooms with lake view deck available. South shore features six- one bedroom that sit above the campgrounds with mature trees and lake views.

Lake Camanche Camping

RV & Tent Camping

Lake Camanche features over 760 tent and RV sites spread over two shores–including secluded hillside, shoreline, and boat-in camping.  Many sites offer immediate lake access while others are just a short walk away.  Alcohol-free campgrounds available.

Lake Camanche Monster Fishing

Fishing

Home of the Monster Fish, Lake Camanche is known for great bass fishing, though it is also a favorite of trout anglers. 60,000 lbs. of trout are planted every year between October and May with each weighing at least a pound up to trophy sized eight (8) pounders.

Lake Camanche Marina Store & Cafe

Marina Stores & Café

Marina stores on both north and south shores with thousands of camping, fishing, and food items for your convenience.

Lake Camanche Water Activities

Boating, Rentals & Watersports

Offering 54 miles of shoreline and 7,700 surface acres of water. Perfect for personal watercraft, jet-skiing, and wakeboarding. Eight lane launch ramps.  Fishing boats, kayaks, pontoons, and party barge available for rent.  Beautiful sandy beaches. Covered slips are available.

Event Venue, Wedding Venue, Festival Venue

Events, Festivals & Weddings Venue

Bring the charm of the lake and sunset to your next event. You have many options for parties large and small. Let our professional service team bring your vision into a reality. On-site food service available.

 

Latest News

South Shore Snack Shop

Heading to south shore? Be sure to stop in at the Snack Shop for some yummy treats! Now serving hand [...]

Cafe Hours

Enjoy your delicious meal dining inside or on the deck with a beautiful lake view!  New Cafe Hours Thursday [...]

Summer Movies 2017

CHECK HERE FOR SUMMER MOVIES! All movies are shown at dusk at the south shore amphitheater. These are free movies [...]

Fishing Report

Lake Camanche Fishing Report 7/20/17

Lake Camanche is currently 91% of capacity with an elevation of approximately 230.58′ while releasing just under 900 C.F.S.  Pardee Lake is releasing just [...]

Lake Camanche Fishing Report 7/10/17

EBMUD managed to keep Lake Camanche from spilling over once again and saving the lower valley from flooding. Lake [...]

Lake Camanche Fishing Report 7/3/17

Lake Camanche came up to 97% of capacity but as releases into the lake slowed the lake has gone back [...]

Weddings, Festivals, and Special Events

28114869590_8a7c50235c_kLake Camanche’s Lakeside Hall, located at South Shore, is available for rent for your next party or group outing. The Hall features a large open room, a deck overlooking the lake, and a complete kitchen. Catering options are available. For more information, click here.

For more information, call Terry: (209) 763-5912 ext. 14

Live At The Lake

Live at Lake CamancheHave you ever wanted to live in a permanent vacation atmosphere? Here is your chance! Camanche Recreation has three Mobile Home Parks located on site. Lake Camanche Park 1 and 2 are located on North Shore and Park 3 is located on South Shore. Click here for more information.