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Lake Camanche Camping Overview

Tent and RV sites are available year-round at both North and South Shores. RV hook-up sites are provided at South Shore only. Self-contained RVs may camp at North Shore. Many sites offer immediate lake access while others are just a short walk away. Ask your reservation agent or check the online maps for which sites provide shade. Campsite amenities include barbecues, tables, water, restrooms, hot showers and laundry facilities. What is the difference between north shore and south shore? North shore offers a year round cafe, Memorial Day-Labor Day ice cream parlor, and primitive style on-shore camping. South shore offers a stocked trout pond, Memorial Day-Labor Day snack shop, and summer movies at the amphitheater.

 

Great, great experience from start to finish!

“Our site on the North side was perfect for our group. The sunrises and sunsets were beautiful. Great bird sounds, owls, geese, and someone in our group spotted a bald eagle. The kids caught bass and kayaked. The bathrooms were super clean. Loved all the staff to include the front gate, office, and marina. Front gate took time educating me about the different sites, the office made copies of hiking trails for me, and marina staff helped me with our fishing needs. I’ll be back.”-Diane L. 5-star Yelp Review

Tent Camping

Lake Camanche Resort features 550+ tent camping sites spread out over hundreds of acres which are available year-round at both North and South Shores.

Many sites offer immediate lake access while others are just a short walk away.  Campsite amenities include bbqs, tables, water, hot showers, restrooms and laundry facilities. Primitive sites are just a short drive away to restrooms & showers. Ask you reservation agent or check the online maps for which sites provide .

All of our sites feature some of California’s best natural and native species of trees, plants and flowers. Looking for alcohol-free camping? Both shores also feature alcohol-free campgrounds, perfect for those in search of a more family-friendly camping experience.

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Campgrounds

141 single & 4 group sites able to accommodate groups ranging from 12 to 72, some shoreline sites as well as hillside sites all with views of the lake, some with shade, children’s playground, basketball court, 40 water faucets throughout, dump station, 1 restroom w/free showers & 1 w/paid showers plus portable potties throughout the campground.

  • Located on Northwest part of the North shore facility
  • Just a short drive to North shore marina store and café
  • Largest of all our campgrounds and many different camping experiences – family friendly sites with no alcohol close to playgrounds – beach sited sites for those with boats – group sites for lots of friends and family – or hill top spectacular view sites
  • Although there are trees it’s always a good idea to bring your own shade as well

To make reservations, click here for an interactive map or call (866) 763-5121.

20 single sites of level shoreline camping, great for those campers that are self-contained, some shade, picnic tables, fire rings, no running water, portable potties, short drive to restroom w/shower.

  • Located just west of the Blue Oaks Campground on our North shore park
  • Smallest campground with less campers
  • Very popular with fully contained RV folks
  • Short drive to marina, store or café
  • Great for summertime boating and swimming or cooler season fishing

To make reservations, click here for an interactive map or call (866) 763-5121.

3 single & 4 double secluded hillside overlooking the lake sites. All sites have fire rings, pilot poles & picnic tables. No running water, portable potties and some shade.

  • Located beyond the Peninsula Campground accessible only by boat
  • Boat ride back to marina, store or café
  • This campground is very secluded and great for party people

To make reservations, click here for an interactive map or call (866) 763-5121.

As the name says, it’s twenty (20) single open shoreline primitive camping sites, great for those that are self-contained as there is no running water. Campers are permitted to camp as close to the lake as they like with no set boundaries. This campground has portable potties throughout the campground. Additional restrooms with showers are a short drive away.

  • Our furthest Northwest Campground
  • Primitive is very popular with guests that are fully contained and like camping without set boundaries. Set up your campsite your own way

To make reservations, click here for an interactive map or call (866) 763-5121.

23 single & 4 double sites of level camping areas, most with shade, portable potties, picnic tables, fire rings and 5 water faucets throughout campground. Many of these sites are shoreline sites when the lake level is at 60% or more.

  • Coyote Flats is the first campground to the South just inside the gate entrance off of Camanche Drive
  • Very popular with tent campers
  • Most sites have shade but it’s always a good idea to bring your own shade as well
  • This a small campground with generous campsites
  • Short drive to marina, store or restrooms w/showers
  • This campground backs up to unused EBMUD lands and has plenty of opportunities to view wildlife

To make reservations, click here for an interactive map or call (866) 763-5121.

A family friendly ALCOHOL-FREE ZONE of 26 single & 1 double campsites on rolling hills with mature trees with 10 shoreline sites. This campground has picnic tables, rings, restroom w/free showers, dishwashing station, and 12 water faucets throughout campground.

  • Riverview is our Northern most campground located on Calaveras Road off of Bret Harte Drive
  • Very popular with families with children
  • This campground backs up to unused EBMUD lands and has plenty of opportunities to view wildlife
  • Short ride to marina and store

To make reservations, click here for an interactive map or call (866) 763-5121.

A family friendly ALCOHOL FREE ZONE of 28 single, 1 double & 2 triple campsites under mature trees on rolling hills, restroom w/dishwashing station, picnic tables, fire rings, a short stroll down to the lake, and 8 water faucets throughout campground.

  • The Oaks Campground is located on the North side of the park just beyond Miner’s Camp RV Campground on Bret Harte Drive
  • Very popular with families with children
  • Short ride to marina and store

To make reservations, click here for an interactive map or call (866) 763-5121.

27 single & 3 double of level camping areas, restroom w/free showers, some shoreline sites as well shaded sites. Each site has picnic tables, fire rings, pilot poles, 8 water faucets throughout campground. These sites are just short walk to swimming areas and additional restrooms.

  • Arrowhead Campground is located in the main area of the park. Take Camanche Drive, right on Beach Road then first right
  • Short walk to marina, store, amphitheater and additional restrooms
  • This campground appeals to those campers that want to be centrally located to all the park has to offer

To make reservations, click here for an interactive map or call (866) 763-5121.

21 single & 4 double inland sites of level camping areas, mostly shaded sites, centrally located to amphitheater, marina store, seasonal snack shop, restroom w/paid shower, dishwashing station. These sites all have picnic tables & fire rings, 13 water faucets throughout campground and is just short walk to lake and additional restrooms.

  • Cottonwood a centrally located campground just of Camanche Road off
  • Short walk to marina, store, amphitheater and additional restrooms
  • This campground appeals to those campers that want to be centrally located to all the park has to offer

To make reservations, click here for an interactive map or call (866) 763-5121.

3 single, 1 double & 1 triple very popular lakeside sites on a rise with short walk to the lake, some are shaded and all have picnic tables with fire rings. They are also close to either portable potties or restroom w/free showers, and 3 water faucets throughout campground.

  • Located just off Beach road beyond the Lakeside Hall

To make reservations, click here for an interactive map or call (866) 763-5121.

32 campers, 15 single, 6 doubles, 1 triple & 1 quad site of level camping areas, some shade, great view of the lake from every site, restroom w/free showers, dishwashing station, laundry, close to children’s playground, short walk to the lake or marina store, picnic tables, fire rings and 11 water faucets throughout campground.

  • Located close to the lake, children’s playground and the marina store
  • This campground appeals to those campers that want to be centrally located to all the park has to offer

To make reservations, click here for an interactive map or call (866) 763-5121.

On-Line Reservations

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General CampsitesRates (*Off Season is October to April)
One (1) NightRegular Season: $28
Off-Season, Friday - Sunday: $16
Off-Season, Monday - Thursday: $8

One (1) WeekRegular Season: $150
Off-Season: $80
Two (2) WeeksRegular Season: $275
Off-Season: $160
Second Car Per Night$12
Second Car Per Week$70
Premium CampsitesRates (*Off Season is October to April)
One (1) NightRegular Season: $35
Off-Season, Friday - Sunday: $16.50
Off-Season, Monday - Thursday: $8.25

One (1) WeekRegular Season: $180
Off-Season: $82.50
Two (2) WeeksRegular Season: $330
Off-Season: $165
Second Car Per Night$12
Second Car Per Week$70
Nightly Mooring$12

Did You Know?

Researchers say that one week of camping without electronics resets our biological body clock and synchronizes our melatonin hormones with sunrise and sunset. This means you will have no more trouble sleeping anymore. #amazingmothernature

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Group Person LimitRates (*Off Season is October to April)
12Regular Season: $95
Off-Season: $55

16Regular Season: $115
Off-Season: $60
24Regular Season: $135
Off-Season: $65
32Regular Season: $175
Off-Season: $70
64Regular Season: $305
Off-Season: $145
72Regular Season: $360
Off-Season: $170
Nightly Mooring$12

Group Camping

Our group sites are the perfect spot for your group outing or family reunion. These sites are separate from our general camping areas, but still close to all the amenities, so you can be sure that all your camping time is quality time.

At North Shore, one 12 person group campsite, one 24 person group campsite and two 72 person group campsites may be reserved. Campsite amenities include bbqs, tables, water, restrooms with hot showers and laundry facilities.

At South Shore, the Sugarloaf Group Campsite accommodates 64 campers. Gold Run Group Site #1 accommodate 80 campers. Gold Run Group Site #2 accommodates 88 campers, and Moccasin Group Site can accommodate 32 campers.

Both North and South shore feature a conveniently located clubhouse available for meals, meetings, and social gatherings.

To reserve your group sites, please call us at (866) 763-5121.

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Group Campgrounds

141 single & 4 group sites able to accommodate groups ranging from 12 to 72, some shoreline sites as well as hillside sites all with views of the lake, some with shade, children’s playground, basketball court, 40 water faucets throughout, dump station, 1 restroom w/free showers & 1 w/paid showers plus portable potties throughout the campground.

  • Located on Northwest part of the North shore facility
  • Just a short drive to North shore marina store and café
  • Largest of all our campgrounds and many different camping experiences – family friendly sites with no alcohol close to playgrounds – beach sited sites for those with boats – group sites for lots of friends and family – or hill top spectacular view sites
  • Although there are trees it’s always a good idea to bring your own shade as well

To reserve your group sites, please call us at (866) 763-5121.

The Turkey Hill Equestrian Group Campground, located on 16 acres of oak forested land adjacent to the Coast to Crest trail Staging Area at South Shore can accommodate groups of 8, 16, 24 and 32 campers and their horses, vehicles and trailers.

This site features paddocks for horses and a state of the art horse washing facility. Turkey Hill also features a central BBQ area with seating that makes this area perfect for groups with or without horses. If you would like to rent this area for a non-equestrian group, please call our office. Standard group rates apply.

  • All sites have picnic tables, a fire ring/BBQ grill, paddock for each horse, and lantern stands.
  • The sites surround a group dining area with large BBQs, serving tables, and picnic tables to seat 40 people. Group campfire rings with benches to act as an amphitheater and an assembly area.
  • There are horse wash stations, bins for horse waste, portable toilets and easy access to the Mokelumne Coast to Crest trail.

To reserve your group sites, please call us at (866) 763-5121.

32 campers, 15 single, 6 doubles, 1 triple & 1 quad site of level camping areas, some shade, great view of the lake from every site, restroom w/free showers, dishwashing station, laundry, close to children’s playground, short walk to the lake or marina store, picnic tables, fire rings and 11 water faucets throughout campground.

  • Located close to the lake, children’s playground and the marina store
  • This campground appeals to those campers that want to be centrally located to all the park has to offer

To reserve your group sites, please call us at (866) 763-5121.

30 single, 2 double & a 64 max group site, of level camping areas with great lake views, all sites have picnic tables, fire rings, some shade, restroom w/free showers & laundry, 10 water faucets throughout campground and just a short walk to swim areas. The group site at Sugarloaf has a large covered picnic table area with 2 large bbqs & jumbo fire ring.

  • Located just beyond Gold run Camp Ground close to shoreline
  • Great for large groups
  • Plenty of room for multiple tents, volleyball nets or other lawn games

To reserve your group sites, please call us at (866) 763-5121.

Perfect for large groups-max 186 persons or mix of single sites & doubles sites of level camping areas, picnic tables, fire rings, restroom w/paid shower, dishwashing station, young trees, 5 water faucets throughout campground, short walk to amphitheater, marina store, seasonal snack shop and additional restrooms.

  • Gold Run Group Site #1 – 80 Campers
  • Gold Run Group Site #2 – 88 campers
  • Located in the heart of the south shore campgrounds just beyond the tennis and basketball courts. Closest to the amphitheater
  • Although there are young trees it’s always a good idea to bring your own shade as well.

To reserve your group sites, please call us at (866) 763-5121.

“Trail Riding Gem…offers a combined 32 miles of trails”

-Trail Rider Magazine

Equestrian Camping

Turkey Hill is nestled in 16 acres of mature oak trees adjacent to the Mokelumne Coast to Crest trail staging area at Camanche South Shore.

It has 7 sites; 2 single family sites that accommodate a maximum of 8 persons with 2 vehicles, 2 trailers and 2 horses, 2 double sites and 2 triple sites that accommodate double and triple the single site capacity, and one quad site accommodating a maximum of 32 persons and 8 vehicles with trailers and 8 horses.

All sites have picnic tables, a fire ring/BBQ grill, a paddock for each horse, lantern stands and have close access to water. One of the single sites has wheelchair accessible facilities including a transfer platform to assist getting on and off horses.

The sites surrounding a group dining area with large BBQs, serving tables and picnic tables to seat 40 people, plus a group campfire ring with benches to act as an amphitheater and assembly area. These areas are also wheelchair accessible. This group use area also includes a regulation horseshoe pit. Other features of the campground include a horse wash station, bins for horse waste, portable toilets and easy access to the trail.
Showers, coin-operated laundry; an RV dump station and general store are available elsewhere in the park.

Equestrian campers, with trail permits, will have access to 28 miles of MCCT from the campground and can trailer their stock to Camanche North Shore for 5.1 miles of trail and a 3 mile loop. Work is completed on the MCCT segment that connected the trail at Camanche South Shore with the trail at the Camp Seco Trail staging area!

The camp is available by reservation to equestrians first and youth groups when not used by equestrians. Equestrian and Youth Groups will not use the camp at the same time.

Camanche Recreation Company is currently accepting reservations for the campsites and reservations may be made by calling a toll-free reservation line (866) 763-5121 daily.

Click Here for Turkey Hill Map

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 VehiclesTrailers HorsesMax Number of PeopleRates Per Night
General Site2228$50
Double Site44416$105
Triple Site66624$125
Quad Site88832$165
Group Area$80

***Best Deal*** Reserve The Entire Turkey Hill Campground (including assembly area) for only $590/night.


Top Rated Equestrian Campground: All sites have picnic tables, a fire ring/BBQ grill, paddock for each horse, and lantern stands. The sites surround a group dining area with large bbqs, serving tables, and picnic tables to seat 40 people. Group campfire rings with benches to act as an amphitheater and an assembly area. There are horse wash stations, bins for horse waste, portable toilets and easy access to the Mokelumne Coast to Crest trail.

Did You Know?

Researchers found that taking group nature walks improves depression, lowers stress, and has positive effects on mood. The positive effects are especially strong among people who had recently experienced a traumatic life event, like a serious illness, death of a loved one or divorce. #natureheals #gooutdoors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Important Note:

  • Reservations for Rent My Tent must be made at least 7 days prior to arrival date.
  • Site booking is not confirmed until payment has been made and you receive a confirmed reservation site number and email confirmation.
  • Campsites, gear and tents are subject to availability.
  • Not available on major holidays May-September.
  • $200.00 deposit will be charged upon arrival 
  • If the cost of lost or damaged items exceeds your deposit you will be charged for the full amount of those items.

Rent My Tent

Are you ready to try camping but don’t know where to start? Or do you like camping but don’t want the hassle of setting up the gear? How would you like to come to a campsite that is already set up for you? Lake Camanche now offers the Rent My Tent program where all the camping equipment, set-up, and packing up is all done for you. No camping experience necessary. Packages are designed up to four (4) people for a two (2) night minimum stay.

  • Picnic table and fire ring are at all campsites.
  • Just bring your sleeping bags, personal items, and food. Food is also available at the cafe and store.
  • Ice, wood, sleeping bags, & other items are available at our store for purchase if needed.
  • Remove your trash, personal belongings notify staff or departure and we will take care of breaking down the campsite.

Forget the equipment, setting up, storage, taking down and everything else involved. Simply click and arrive at the campsite ready for you. Click here to reserve.  Once your form has been received a member of our reservation team will contact you to get your camping experience started. (Please note this may be the next business day). Or call 209-763-5121 to request “Rent My Tent”.

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Bare Necessities

$130 Two night stay - May 1st - Sept. 30th
  • Two-nights stay
  • Premium Tent Set-up
  • Lantern Set-up
  • Set-up & Tear-down

Camanche

$160 Two night stay - May 1st - April 30th
  • Two-nights stay
  • Premium Tent Set-up
  • Lantern Set-up
  • 1-4 Cots
  • 1-4 Camp Chairs
  • Firewood
  • Firestarter & Matches
  • Set-up & Tear-down

S'Mores

$198 *Popular* Two night stay - May 1st - Sept. 30th
  • Two-nights stay
  • Premium Tent Set-up
  • Lantern Set-up
  • 4 Cots
  • 4 Camp Chairs
  • Firewood
  • Firestarter & Matches
  • Long Handle Skewers
  • S’Mores Kit
  • Set-up & Tear-down

Bare Necessities

$99 Two night stay - Oct. 1st - April 30th
  • Two-nights stay
  • Premium Tent Set-up
  • Lantern Set-up
  • Set-up & Tear-down

Camanche

$129 Two night stay - Oct. 1st - April 30th
  • Two-nights stay
  • Premium Tent Set-up
  • Lantern Set-up
  • 1-4 Cots
  • 1-4 Camp Chairs
  • Firewood
  • Firestarter & Matches
  • Set-up &Tear-down

S'Mores

$159*Popular* Two night stay -Oct. 1st - April 30th
  • Two-nights stay
  • Premium Tent Set-up
  • Lantern Set-up
  • 4 Cots
  • 4 Camp Chairs
  • Firewood
  • Firestarter & Matches
  • Long Handle Skewers
  • S’Mores Kit
  • Set-up & Tear-down

Surprising Fact:

Researchers have found that exercising in a natural environment outdoors like a park or forest outdoors makes people 50 percent happier than working out in a gym. #happieroutdoors #natureknowsbest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RV Camping

Lake Camanche Resort offers both short-term and long-term RV Camping sites on the South Shore.

Monument RV Park has 99 spacious sites near four small fishing ponds and the lake. Recently renovated this park is located at South Shore featuring full hook-ups including 30 and 50 amp electrical service, picnic tables and fire rings.

  • Monument RV Park is less than a quarter mile from the front gate down Camanche Drive on the left just before the trout pond
  • Fish the stocked trout pond
  • Lakeside sites for those campers with boats
  • Short ride to marina and store

Miner’s Camp RV Park (Long-Term stay available) is nestled in the hillside and sits above the campgrounds. This park can be rented for up to 14 days or six months and is a short walk away from basketball, volleyball and tennis courts. There are no fire rings available inside Miner’s Camp.

  • Miner’s Camp RV Campground is located off of Bret Harte Drive close to the tennis and basketball courts
  • Short walk or ride to beaches, marina, store or amphitheater
  • Long terms stay are 6 months at a time-10 day out before return
  • All sites are full hookups featuring 30-50 amp electrical service, picnic tables and can accommodate up to 55′ long.

Showers and laundry facilities are located nearby. All RV’s staying within Monument and Miner’s Camp must be self-contained. Self-contained RV’s may also camp at North Shore. We also feature 20 undeveloped primitive sites (on-water) that can accommodate a tent or a self-contained RV.

Looking for other activities outside of the park? Lake Camanche is located within a half hour to an hour drive to three golf courses, multiple wineries, casinos, old town shopping, caverns, zip lines and lots more. See local attractions for additional information.

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DescriptionRates (*Off Season is October to April)
One (1) Night$48
One (1) Week$270
One (1) Month$500
Six (6) Night Punch CardOff-Season: $180
One (1) Night Premium Sites Regular Season: $53
Off-Season: $48
One (1) Week Premium SitesRegular Season: $325
Off-Season:
6-month (max) Seasonal$1850
Reservation Fee$10.50