Re-Opening Update May 19, 2020:

Open Now for Day Use, Boating & Fishing.  Closed for Camping  Through May 31, 2020 


We received word late today from county public health officials that tent camping, RV camping and lodging will not be allowed at Lake Camanche through the month of May. We remain open for day use, boating & fishing. 

We strongly disagree with the basis for this decision and are disappointed that Lake Camanche will be unable to welcome campers for the much-anticipated Memorial Day Weekend summer kickoff.

Please know that we continue to do everything in our power to convince public health officials of our ability to safely operate Lake Camanche’s campgrounds and lodging facilities. For details on the rationale behind the decision to force these camping/lodging cancellations, contact county public health offices.

We remain hopeful that starting June 1st, 2020, we will once again be able to host tent camping, RV camping and lodging guests. Fun summer days at the lake are on the horizon … check back here and on social media for updated reopening information. 

The general public may enter at either north or south shore for day use, boating, and fishing. 

Please read detailed information below BEFORE visiting the park.

LIST OF FACILITIES/SERVICES currently open as of  May, 8 2020

Day Use (daily) Hours: 5am – One Hour Past Sunset

  • 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 rentals
  • North & South Shore kayak rentals
  • North & South Shore SUP’s rentals
  • North & South Shore grill/food service
  • North & South Shore camping, lodging, and RV parks 


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 and gloves when interacting with guests 
  • Guests are strongly encouraged to wear masks and gloves
  • Plastic guards at registers to protect guests and staff
  • Any other policies deemed necessary by the EBMUD and Calaveras County Public Health officials


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:
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


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, 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.


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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) 763-5121 

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.