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Lake Camanche

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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 for which sites provide shade.

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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Location

Lake Camanche is located in California

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Directions

From jct Hwy 88 & Hwy 12: Go 6-1/2 mi E on Hwy 12, then 3-3/4 mi NE on E Bay Mud, then 1/2 mi W on Pattison Rd (road changes to Camanche Rd).

Coordinates

38.219683643704606 N
120.92763712657715 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Unknown
  • Verizon
    Unknown
  • AT&T
    Available
  • T-Mobile
    Unknown

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group
  • Tent Cabin

Features

For Campers

  • Market
  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Water Hookups

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Dale
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2024

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Month of VisitMay
Alyssia S.
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2023

Big area

Expensive but kept up very well on the smaller camp sites

Site55
Month of VisitSeptember
  • Review photo of Lake Camanche by Alyssia S., August 19, 2023
  • Review photo of Lake Camanche by Alyssia S., August 19, 2023
  • Review photo of Lake Camanche by Alyssia S., August 19, 2023
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Reviewed Apr. 14, 2022

Monument RV South Shore

Good facilities overall. Got very crowded on the weekend. We were backed up to the trout pond. Lots of dogs, and unfortunately some owners that don't know how to be respectable. Wish more things were opened up, like the amphitheatre, and that there were shower facilities in the RV park area l. Lake wasn't too far of a walk considering it is low due to drought. Would go back. Easy drive from the Bay Area

SiteMonument RV Park
Month of VisitMay
  • Review photo of Lake Camanche by Daniel B., April 14, 2022
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Reviewed Aug. 14, 2021

New RVers

It's an easy to navigate park with many sites on the water. But beware of the bees!

SiteMonument RV Park
Month of VisitSeptember
  • Review photo of Lake Camanche by Deana , August 14, 2021
  • Review photo of Lake Camanche by Deana , August 14, 2021
Julie E.
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2021

Lake Life

We’ve been camping here for 10 years now. Always 4+ campsites for 4-5 days around July 4th weekend (reserve at least 6months out) to start our year off. And at least once a month thru Sept/Oct. So far It’s been a fantastic place for our families to meet and have fun together. Water is really nice!! Showers and laundry areas are cleaned daily. Rangers drive around to check on people. Boats have access to beaches hidden down a narrow river like area. Very beautiful!! An prices are very reasonable! However, this year has been very disappointing. The beaches are cluttered with tons of glass an garbage. Mostly bc the low water is exposing more. No one answers the phones at the gate. If you need a ranger after 10p GOOD LUCK! We decided to find an app to explore our options.

Site90
Month of VisitAugust
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  • Review photo of Lake Camanche by Julie E., August 10, 2021
  • Review photo of Lake Camanche by Julie E., August 10, 2021
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Reviewed May. 13, 2021

Beautiful Lake and Sunset

Went to Riverview Campground in April 2021. The campground was clean as usual. During the pandemic, they closed every other site, therefore, it felt safer and not over crowded. We had a great time and enjoyed the view especially the sunset. This campground has a shower with hot water. Lots of trees around. Water faucet close by, as well as trash bins. Easy access to the lake. Short drive to the camp store. We had a cellphone service at this site when we were there. This is my favorite site so far in Lake Camanche South Shore. It’s cozier than other sites.

SiteRiverview #46
Month of VisitApril
  • Review photo of Lake Camanche by Donnalyn C., May 13, 2021
  • Review photo of Lake Camanche by Donnalyn C., May 13, 2021
  • Review photo of Lake Camanche by Donnalyn C., May 13, 2021
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Reviewed May. 13, 2021

Beautiful and clean - South Shore

Been to South shore a few times. It’s family friendly and very relaxing. Easy access to the lake. Campground is well maintained. Bathrooms are always clean and with hot water. No shower at this site. But there’s one close by at the Riverview, walking distance. Oaks Campground is alcohol free site. Park Rangers drive by frequently. No cellphone service here.

SiteOaks #77
Month of VisitMay
  • Review photo of Lake Camanche by Donnalyn C., May 13, 2021
  • Review photo of Lake Camanche by Donnalyn C., May 13, 2021
  • Review photo of Lake Camanche by Donnalyn C., May 13, 2021
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Camila
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2021

Fun campground for boating!

I come here with my family every year around 4th of July. I would book way ahead for busy holidays like that. 

The water level really varies on the year. Sometimes the water is right up to the edge of the campsites and other years it's about a half-mile walk. Either way it's possible to get campsites with easy access to your boat or jet ski. Some of the campsites can be pretty close to each other so we generally get two or three spots and put our tents in between the two. 

There's portable toilets throughout and a centralized area with regular bathrooms, showers and even laundry machines. There's also a little shop near the boat loading area with food and gear.

I've had a lot of great memories here!

Month of VisitAugust
Amanda R.
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2020

Been here many times

We have come here many times. It’s a neat little area. The kids can ride their bikes, play in the park, they have a volley ball net and have had outdoor movies. The lake is great, we have even rented boats and gone out. The kids loved the fishing pond. Wind can be strong at times. Deer do like to come through. I don’t recommend the middle of summer as it can be really hot.

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Reviewed Sep. 27, 2020

Lake Camanche South Shore

Site: Monument Condition: Clean, fairly spacious RV sites Internet: Poor

  • Review photo of Lake Camanche by Veronica C., September 27, 2020
Larry W.
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2020

South Shore, Coyote Flats

Wicked August heat, BUT there’s the lake!

5 Stars — were it not for the SLOBS who preceded us!!🤔😡 We were a party of six, in 2 adjacent sites nearest the lake, spent the first 30+ minutes policing up ALL manner of trash; some of it appeared to have been there for YEARS, “literally” — no pun intended...

NOTE 1: We were there Tues-Thurs, only 3 - 4 other parties in the WHOLE place. It totally fills up on weekends, so our experience could be mitigated by crowds, partying!

NOTE 2: There is NO overflow parking. So if you have more than 2 vehicles you have to pay for an additional site. We all could have fit in one site but had to buy 2 sites since we had 3 vehicles and a boat/trailer.

Some sites have plenty of shade, some none, which would be killer in the heat! Great, QUIET time. When the lake is down (like now) it’s a bit of a haul to the water — cart/wagon recommended, as well as a shade pop-up AT water’s edge. Great for just floating around, having a beer or 3. Fishing attempted, no prizes....

STUNNING, ever-changing sunsets — pics don’t do justice!

Large sites, picnic table, and substantial fire ring with primitive grill. Ample water stations, only porta-potties. There are group (double) sites, [not currently available with Covid-19 restrictions]. Some sites are reasonably isolated from “neighbors,” some not. Those closest to the water are preferable. About ½ mile walk to the store, longer when the lake-level is higher.

We will DEFINITELY be back, with friends!!! Our party’s booker reports their website was a bit tricky.

  • Review photo of Lake Camanche by Larry W., August 28, 2020
  • Review photo of Lake Camanche by Larry W., August 28, 2020
  • Review photo of Lake Camanche by Larry W., August 28, 2020
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K
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2020

One of my favorite places!

My family and I do a big camping trip here every year, for the past 6 years. We love it. We’ve been there during drought years and when the water is back at normal levels. Typically when we go is summer, late July to early August, and majority of the grass is dead and it’s HOT, but the water makes up for it. The water isn’t freezing, it’s usually pretty warm. The lake isn’t huge, but makes for great boating. The only downsides are: tends to be a lot of trash/bottle caps/etc and not even trash can space, the shores in certain areas are filled with big rocks and don’t make it very fun for trying to swim in the water, and shade can be limited depending on where you’re staying. Weekends are filled up and busy, but during the week days it’s nice and quiet.

  • Review photo of Lake Camanche by Kellie D., July 25, 2020
  • Review photo of Lake Camanche by Kellie D., July 25, 2020
  • Review photo of Lake Camanche by Kellie D., July 25, 2020
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Reviewed Jul. 16, 2019

So so...

Nearly any shade. More young adults who tend to be loud and drink alcohol all night.

The School for  Y.
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2019

Great Off Season

We stayed at the lake for one night, mid-week, off season. We were only one of a few handful of RVs in the RV section of the campground. I could imagine it being a loud party-scene in the summer. But in the early spring, it was full of bird songs and a gorgeous sunset. Decent cell service, no wifi.

Nicole S.
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2018

Great for water playing kids

Cool for a weekend stay. We don't have boat and did not rent one, but the kids had a great time with just the floaties. If you have a boat and other watercrafts there is lots to do. Tlhe place could use some more bathrooms and water stations, but it was well kept considering how many people are using the facilities. This is not the place to go if you are looking for peace and quiet in nature. There were a whole lot of people.

SiteBlue oak 84
Month of VisitSeptember
Kimmee P.
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2018

Glamp Life

paved roads, no trees but clean bathrooms. there was a family "camping" with a generator and flat screen TV watching a boxing match....

Ed E.
Reviewed May. 21, 2018

Our go to campground for Winter Camping and Fishing

We camped twice at this campground on the South Shore. The lake has a North Shore Campground as well. We were the only ones camping on Christmas Weekend and we had a few neighbors when we went again in mid January. There are several campsites in the South Shore location. We stayed in the Riverview site where there is no alcohol permitted. We liked the site because we can launch our kayaks from our campground down to the lake. Fishing is awesome! Hiking trails can be better. There is a general store at the boat marina and ramp.

SiteSCP037
Month of VisitJanuary
  • Review photo of Lake Camanche by Ed E., May 21, 2018
  • Review photo of Lake Camanche by Ed E., May 21, 2018
  • Review photo of Lake Camanche by Ed E., May 21, 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to camp at Lake Camanche?

Camping at Lake Camanche can starts at $50.00.

Does Lake Camanche have RV hookups?

According to TheDyrt.com, Lake Camanche has water hookups and sewer hookups.

Are fires allowed at Lake Camanche?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, fires are allowed at Lake Camanche, although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.

Does Lake Camanche have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Lake Camanche does not have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at Lake Camanche?

According to campers on TheDyrt.com, Verizon signal is unknown, AT&T is available, and T-Mobile is unknown.