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.

*Boat-in: Accessible by boat only, must have your own boat

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

Northern Bites Cafe Presents!

Are you going to be at Lake Camanche over the holidays?  Take all of the hassle of shopping and cooking [...]

No Gasoline on South Shore

EBMUD will be replacing the outdated gasoline pumps at the south shore store. Gasoline will not be available on South [...]

Fishing Report

Lake Camanche Fishing Report 12/10/17

The Department of Water Resources has Lake Camanche back up to 72% and Pardee Lake down 95% full. Lake [...]

Lake Camanche Fishing Report 12/3/17

Lake Camanche dipped down and then returned to 70% while Pardee Lake has risen up to 98% full. Both [...]

Lake Camanche Fishing Report 11/26/17

Pardee Lake has continued to fill up and is at 97% full since last Thursday due to snow melt/rains [...]

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.