Lake Camanche Boating, Rentals & Watersports Overview

Lake Camanche is the perfect place to bring or store your boat, year round. The western end of the lake, with its wide-open geography, is perfect for personal watercraft, wakeboards, water skis, and other towables. Marinas are located on North and South Shores with eight-lane launch ramps, berthing, storage and rental boats.

Covered slips are available on a short-term and annual basis. Camanche features a 5 mph limit within 200 feet of shore, providing quiet beaches for sunbathing and solitude.

The eastern end of the lake, east of the narrows, is reserved for a quieter boating or fishing experience. No personal motorize watercraft or towables are allowed in this area and speed restrictions are imposed.

NO LIFEGUARDS ARE ON DUTY. ALL ON-WATER ACTIVITIES ARE DONE AT YOUR OWN RISK. You are responsible for knowing the rules and regulations of Lake Camanche.

A complete list of the rules and regulations are available at Water Activity Regulations (pdf). General stores on each shore are stocked with bait and tackle, snacks, groceries, beverages, fishing and camping supplies.

Due to the growing presence of the invasive Zebra and Quagga mussel in California, we will be conducting mandatory boat inspections and interviews prior to entry. Please note that all out of state boats and prohibited California counties are subject to a full decontamination process prior to launching at Lake Camanche . Please click here for more information, tips, and a list of prohibited counties.

Due to the restrictions of Social Distancing, ALL boats will be rented at HALF CAPACITY only.  Discounts are not available.  

Relaxing With Nature

“Great location for views, kids were able to walk down to water for some fun and fishing. Everything was close by the campsite: store, playground, restroom, showers, laundry and cleaning station. We enjoyed every moment; son may have started an annual tradition teehee. Looking forward to next year’s camping.”-tuf travelers via TripAdvisor

Samantha Party Barge

Rent The 10 Passenger
Party Barge ‘Samantha’ Today!

 

(Note: During the off season 24 hour notice is required for renting the Samantha)

 

Why ‘Samantha’ Will Be Your Favorite Too:

1. Explore private islands. You and up to 9 friends can spend the day on private islands around Lake Camanche. Many are only accessible by boat; giving you complete privacy to enjoy the water undisturbed by other guests. It’s like having the lake all to yourself.

2. Samantha has a private bathroom, waterslide, upper deck patio, umbrellas, a covered cabin, mp3 player, speakers and a (gas) BBQ grill. It’s a perfect way to spend the day out on the lake without ever having to come back for food, restrooms or rest. Swim, tan, eat, and enjoy the lake at your own leisure.

Make your reservations before the party barge is all booked up!

Book Now

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Samantha Party BargeFee TypeMay - SeptemberOctober - April
Samantha Party Barge

10-Passengers | Water slide, bbq grill & restroom
Security Deposit$500$500
Half Day (3-5 Hours)N/AN/A
Full Day (5+ Hours)$850$850
Gracie Party BargeFee TypeMay - SeptemberOctober - April
Full Day (5+ Hours)$950$950

Gracie Party Barge

Rent The 12 Passenger
Party Barge ‘Gracie’ Today!

(Note: During the off season 24 hour notice is required for renting the Gracie)

 

Why You Will Love Boating With ‘Gracie’:

1. Explore private islands. You and up to 11 friends can spend the day on private islands around Lake Camanche. Many are only accessible by boat; giving you complete privacy to enjoy the water undisturbed by other guests. It’s like having the lake all to yourself.

2. Gracie has a private handicap bathroom, waterslide, upper deck patio, a covered cabin, mp3 player, speakers and a (gas) BBQ grill, stainless steel kitchen sink, stainless steel counter top, generous storage and an outdoor shower. It’s a perfect way to spend the day out on the lake without ever having to come back for food, restrooms or rest. Swim, tan, eat, and enjoy the lake at your own leisure.

Make your reservations before the party barge is all booked up!

Book Now

 

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Gracie Party BargeFee TypeMay - SeptemberOctober - April
Gracie Party Barge

12-Passengers | Water slide, bbq grill & restroom, shower, sink
Security Deposit$500$500
Half Day (3-5 Hours)N/AN/A
Full Day (5+ Hours)$950$950

Did You Know?

Research shows that spending time outdoors decreases stress, improves mood, and help makes us happy. Researchers don’t know the exact reason why it makes us happy yet, it just does. Until they figure it out, come enjoy some happiness at Lake Camanche.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Storage TypeDayWeekMonthCalendar Year
Dry Storagen/a$60$140$800
Open Slip$33$160$375$1450
(March - October)
Covered Slip
(less than 24 feet)
$48$200$550$2200
Covered Slip
(24 feet or longer)
$50$260$650$2750
Mooring Buoy
(less than 30 feet)
$16$90$340$1675
Mooring Buoy
(30 feet or longer)
n/an/a$340$2225
  • Key Security Deposit: $50
  • Holding Tank Pumpout: $105

Note:

  • Entry fees are NOT included in storage fees.
  • Dry storage is not included in wet storage fees.

Marina Storage

Protect your boat with our new, state of the art covered berths by Atlantic-Meeco Marinas & Docks. We offer 50 slip covered berth at the North Shore marina. The Atlantic-Meeco Marina system delivers an unmatched record of success, durability, and longevity.

This state of the art covered berth will feature:

  • 22 – 10′ x 25′ slips
  • 26 – 10′ x 30′ slips
  • 2 – 11′ x 30′ slips
  • Galvanized steel frame
  • Environmentally friendly non-slip *ThruFlow decking
  • Winch and cable anchorage
  • Sun Protected Super Span roof system

*ThruFlow design allows for maximum light penetration protecting marine life below.

Other Benefits:

  • Save time, energy and the hassle of hooking up the boat & getting it to the lake
  • Close to some of your favorite fishing spots – Hat Island, Houseboat Cove, the Narrows & fish plant release site
  • Closest dock to North Shore Cafe and Marina Store

Call  (209)763-5166 for more information.

Note: Even if you are slightly interested, I highly recommend calling right now to reserve your spot in line. You can always change your mind later, but once the slips are gone, they’re gone. (209) 763-5166

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“Lake Camanche is one an amazing experience. It has everything!”

Boat Rental

You no longer need a friend with a boat. With Lake Camanche boat rentals, we offer a wide selection of boats for all your recreation needs. Whether you are a first time boater or veteran, our boats are extremely easy to drive. After a quick orientation, you will be off enjoying the waters in no time.

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Lake Camanche Boat Rental

BOAT RENTAL FEES

Type of BoatFeesMay – SeptemberOctober – April
Fishing Motor Boat   Book Now

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Security Deposit$80$80
Half Day (3-5 Hours)$77$55
Full Day (5+ Hours)$100$65
Deluxe Fishing Boat w/25hp motor   Book Now

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Security Deposit$125$125
Half Day (3-5 Hours)$105$75
Full Day (5+ Hours)$130$90
Bass Boat | 2-Passengers   Book Now

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Security Deposit$200$200
Half Day (3-5 Hours)N/AN/A
Full Day (5+ Hours)$200$200
Patio Boat | 4-Passengers   Book Now

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Security Deposit$200$200
Half Day (3-5 Hours)$190$140
Full Day (5+ Hours)$260$200
Patio Boat | 6-Passengers   Book Now

12-passenger_1
Security Deposit$200$200
Half Day (3-5 Hours)$215$160
Full Day (5+ Hours)$300$210
Deluxe Patio Boat | 5-Passengers   Book Now

deluxepatio_1
Security Deposit$300$300
Half Day (3-5 Hours)$280$280
Full Day (5+ Hours)$330$330
Super Deluxe Patio Boat | 7-Passengers | BBQ Grill   Book Now

Super Deluxe Patio Boat
Security Deposit$300$300
Half Day (3-5 Hours)N/AN/A
Full Day (5+ Hours)$385$385

50% Off! Senior Citizens or Disabled Rental Rates receive 50% off for boat rental rates. Valid on non-holiday weekdays only. Eligible seniors are 62 years of age or older. No discount rates for party barge or 14-passenger patio boats. Cannot be combined with other offers. Other restrictions apply. Please see boat rental team for more details.

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SAFETY EQUIPMENT RENTAL

ItemDepositDaily Rental rate 
Life Vest$25$5.00
Seat Cushion$25$3.50

Boat Towing: $130 per hour (1-hour minimum)

Night mooring available for your boat – call 209-763-5166 or 209-763-5915