Woodward is our family go to place to camp in the summer heat. Lots of campsites with room for tents or RVs. Fire pits and picnic tables at each site. Plenty of bathrooms, some with showers. Usually somewhat clean. Water feels good when it's 100+ degrees outside. Good prices. And you can bring your dogs.
This campground is only open to Stanislas County residents.
This is a nice place to stop after visiting Yosemite to fill up with nice sunsets over the water. The best sites are in the far corners with most shade and room.
Located just outside of oakdale, very similar to that of Modesto reservoir as it is managed by the same people. Shallow and warm water great for swimming and water sports. Has paved looped campgrounds and has all necessary hook ups for rv/motorhome camping. Boat docks and tables located near the water good for bbqing and having a relaxing weekend close to home but away from crowds of people. They do have late festivals in the fall so plan accordingly
This lake is a great place to camp. They have many camping spots but if you want hook ups and waterfront you have to make reservations on T-Island or Hackleberry Flats. Other wise it is first come first serve for the other areas of the lake. Great boating and swimming. Be aware that usually late September to Mid April, there is no body to water contact. It’s usually packed but go and enjoy!
Woodward Reservoir is a great place to camp with or without all the amenities…They have primitive camping for the folks that like roughing it as well as people that like the home away from home experience (electricity, showers & water). Bring your boat, jet ski, canoe, kayak etc…lots to do on the lake as well as swimming. Evenings can get kinda breezy so you might want to have a light jacket on hand. If you are camping bring your own tents etc as well as wood. The campground doesn't supply you with any nor do they sell it there last time I was there. They did have a vendor there last time selling floats hats and other sorts of things but it will cost you. The park is pack during the summer months on the weekends but during the off season if is a great time to go during the week when children are in school. I have tried fishing from the bank with no luck but maybe in the deeper water some may have better luck than I did. Oakdale is about 10 minutes away if you happen to forget anything. There is a grocery store right inside the city limits to pick up last minute things or ice. There are some shaded spots for camping and day use but its first come first serve so get there early and grab your spot and enjoy the fun….Hope this help out anyone who is thinking about visiting Woodward Reservoir. Sorry if I forgot anything. :)