Update: Information About Day Use Visitor Limits 

To boost our commitment to reducing Covid-19 risks, since July 2, 2020 …  Lake Camanche day use visitation numbers have been reduced to provide enhanced social distancing.

Our new daily limits are as follows:

  • 100 day use vehicles at the North Shore
  • 100 day use vehicles at the South Shore
  • 150 daily boat launches at North Shore
  • 100 daily boat launches at South Shore

Limitations on day use access will not apply to Lake Camanche annual pass holders or houseboaters and their guests. The owner of the houseboat must accompany their guest and day use fees will apply for the visiting guest.

Camping remains open at both the North Shore and South Shore facilities in reduced numbers to promote safety and social distancing.

Camping reservations for North Shore can be booked online here.

South Shore camping reservations can be booked online here.

Advance reservations are required for camping, no same day arrivals will be allowed. Boat Rentals as well as retail sales remain open at both North and South Shore locations.

While we wish we could accommodate everyone at all times, providing a safe recreation opportunity for all is our highest priority.

Our thanks go out to everyone for their understanding and support.


The Team at Lake Camanche


  • Advance reservations are required for all camping at Lake Camanche. To book your Lake Camanche reservation, click here
  • Campers arriving at Lake Camanche without advance reservations will not be accommodated.
  • Campsite availability has been reduced to promote safe social distancing.
  • Day use is only allowed in designated day use areas


  • If you feel you are at all unwell or are displaying symptoms of COVID 19, please do not travel or visit us at Lake Camanche.
  • Practice good hygiene. Wash your hands frequently, cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough and please stay home if you suspect you have been exposed to the virus.
  • Maintain a six-foot social distance from all individuals who are not members of your immediate household.


  • Fishing (daily)
  • Boating (daily)
  • Equestrian staging/trail riding (daily)
  • Retail Store (limited days & hours) Wednesday – Sunday 8:30 am. – 5:00 pm (store closed Monday & Tuesday)
  • North & South Shore boat, kayak and SUP rentals will be open starting on Saturday, June 27th.

Day Use Hours at Lake Camanche are: 5am to one hour past sunset daily.


  • Prepared food service temporarily suspended.
  • Summer night movies are cancelled.

For enhanced guest safety, Lake Camanche has instituted the following operating precautions:

  • Limiting the number of guests in enclosed areas  
  • Maintaining 6 feet of distancing at all times while in park
  • Thorough cleaning and disinfecting procedures 
  • Staff will utilize masks when interacting with guests 
  • Guests are strongly encouraged to wear masks whenever in close proximity to non-family members
  • Plastic guards at registers to protect guests and staff
  • Any other policies deemed necessary by the EBMUD and County Public Health officials

The team at Lake Camanche sincerely thank our guests for their support, patience and cooperation while we adapt to a rapidly changing Covid-19 environment.

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, 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: (209) 781-0649 | 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
Find directions to Lake Camanche


Lake Camanche 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


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, 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.


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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 : (209) 781-0649

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.