Top Equestrian Camping near Columbia, CA

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Best Equestrian Camping Sites Near Columbia, CA (22)

    Camper-submitted photo from Woodward Reservoir
    Camper-submitted photo from Woodward Reservoir
    Camper-submitted photo from Woodward Reservoir
    Camper-submitted photo from Woodward Reservoir
    Camper-submitted photo from Woodward Reservoir
    Camper-submitted photo from Woodward Reservoir

    1.

    Woodward Reservoir

    17 Reviews
    9 Photos
    144 Saves
    Oakdale, California

    Woodward Reservoir, nestled near Oakdale, CA, is a solid spot for those looking to camp close to home. This place has got it all: full hookups for RVs, tent sites, and even spots right on the water if you snag a T-Island site. If you're into kayaking, you're in luck—many campers bring their kayaks and enjoy easy access to the water.

    One of the standout features here is the full hookups, which visitors have found super convenient. The bathrooms are generally well-maintained, and there are plenty of them, some even with showers. If you're planning a family trip, this place is great. There's a market on-site for any last-minute needs, and pets are welcome, so you don't have to leave your furry friends behind.

    The reservoir itself is a big draw. Whether you're into boating, jet skiing, or just lounging by the water, you'll find plenty to do. The campsites are close enough to the lake that you can bring your boat right up to your site after unloading. Just be aware that during certain months, they restrict water contact due to waterfowl activity, but that's a small price to pay for the overall experience.

    For those who enjoy a bit of a social scene, this place can get lively. Some campers love the party atmosphere, especially during holidays when fireworks light up the sky. But if you prefer a quieter experience, try visiting in the spring or fall when it's less crowded.

    In short, Woodward Reservoir offers a great mix of convenience, fun, and natural beauty. Whether you're here for a quick getaway or a longer stay, you'll find plenty to enjoy.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from USBR Gloryhole Rec Area Big Oak Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from USBR Gloryhole Rec Area Big Oak Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from USBR Gloryhole Rec Area Big Oak Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from USBR Gloryhole Rec Area Big Oak Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from USBR Gloryhole Rec Area Big Oak Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from USBR Gloryhole Rec Area Big Oak Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Glory Hole Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Glory Hole Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Glory Hole Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Glory Hole Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Glory Hole Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Glory Hole Recreation Area

    3.

    Glory Hole Recreation Area

    4 Reviews
    10 Photos
    90 Saves
    Angels, California

    Overview

    Glory Hole Recreation Area is located at New Melones Lake on the Stanislaus River. The 12,500 surface-acre lake is the fourth largest reservoir in California and is situated along the edge of the Mother Lode, the rich gold vein that prompted the California Gold Rush of 1849. At an elevation of 1100 feet, the diverse and resource-abundant Foothill Oak Woodlands hug the 100 miles of shoreline. Popular activities on and around the large, yet uncrowded lake include fishing, boating, water skiing, wake boarding, jet skiing, sailing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, wildlife viewing, rock climbing, hiking, biking, horseback riding and picknicking. The New Melones Visitor Center offers year-round interpretive events and a museum highlighting natural and cultural resources.

    Recreation

    Hiking, fishing, wakeboarding, waterskiing, boating, sailing and road and mountain biking are just a few of the activities available in Glory Hole Recreation Area. Camping is also permitted in designated campsites. Equestrian trails are also present in the Peoria Wildlife Mitigation Area and open for the general public. Other interesting sites include Natural Bridges, which can be accessed from Parrott's Ferry Road and has a nice hiking trail and a creek that flows through a marble cave. The Table Mountain Trail provides visitors an opportunity to hike to the top of an extensive lava flow which occurred over nine million years ago.

    Facilities

    Hiking, fishing, wakeboarding, waterskiing, boating, sailing and road and mountain biking are just a few of the activities available in Glory Hole Recreation Area. Camping is also permitted in designated campsites. Equestrian trails are also present in the Peoria Wildlife Mitigation Area and open for the general public. Other interesting sites include Natural Bridges, which can be accessed from Parrott's Ferry Road and has a nice hiking trail and a creek that flows through a marble cave. The Table Mountain Trail provides visitors an opportunity to hike to the top of an extensive lava flow which occurred over nine million years ago.

    Natural Features

    New Melones Lake is located in Northern California between the historic gold rush towns of Sonora and Angels Camp. The terrain varies from rolling hills to steep marble cliffs, and the vegetation consists of oaks, Ponderosa pines, chamise and buckbrush shrubs. Visitors can experience the beauty of New Melones by hiking the many trails in the Tuttletown and Glory Hole Recreation Areas. The climate is Mediterranean with warm, dry summers and cool, wet winters. For those who wish to venture outside the main recreation areas, there are many unique places to visit. Overall, the geography is quite varied and provides many opportunities for all types of recreation.

    Nearby Attractions

    Glory Hole Recreation Area is surrounded by many places of natural beauty including Natural Bridges, Camp Nine, Yosemite National Park, Stanislaus National Forest, Moaning Caverns, Big Trees State Park and Columbia State Park. Angels Camp Museum, Calaveras County Museum and Sonora Military Museum also provide great opportunities for learning interesting information about the area. Surrounding communities are popular vacation and retirement destinations and provide necessary services and shopping opportunities. Golfing, snow skiing, river rafting, commercial caves, historical railroad and Native American museums are close by as well.

    Charges & Cancellations

    All site changes and cancellations need to be done through the Recreation.gov website.__

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $22 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Amador Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Amador Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Amador Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Amador Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Amador Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Amador Resort

    4.

    Lake Amador Resort

    11 Reviews
    20 Photos
    116 Saves
    Ione, California

    Please note: Tent Camping is by reservation only.

    Here at Lake Amador we have a large campground consisting of 113 sites located on a 100 acre portion of the facility that is surrounded by shade giving Oaks. Most campsites have running potable water, some have electricity and many sites are located on the waters edge when the lake is full. There are hot showers and flush toilets located throughout the campground and some sites located by swim pond also have free WIFI access!

    Lake Amador also has a 73 site Deluxe RV Park on a private peninsula. All sites located in the RV Park have Full hookups and FREE WIFI. Some sites are reserved year round for residents and as vacation spots. All open RV sites are first come first served so call prior to your visit to check availability.

    At the Lake Amador Clubhouse we offer food and fun. There you will find both air conditioning and a large fireplace so no matter the weather outside you can always find refuge inside. While there you can utilize the FREE WIFI, play pool, horse shoes, foosball, watch TV or even play Checkers, Chess, or Cribbage on our custom gaming tables. The Clubhouse features a well stocked Beer Bar as well as The Tackle Box Café where you can get a delicious Breakfast and Lunch on the weekends. Now if supplies are all your after you’ll be happy to know we also have a fully stocked general store with any essentials you may have forgotten at home.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $25 - $45 / night

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      Camper-submitted photo from Top of Arnold - FR 5N56 Dispersed
      Camper-submitted photo from Top of Arnold - FR 5N56 Dispersed
      Camper-submitted photo from Top of Arnold - FR 5N56 Dispersed
      Camper-submitted photo from Top of Arnold - FR 5N56 Dispersed
      Camper-submitted photo from Top of Arnold - FR 5N56 Dispersed

      6.

      Top of Arnold - FR 5N56 Dispersed

      2 Reviews
      5 Photos
      122 Saves
      Arnold, California

      Dispersed camping takes a lot more effort than camping in a developed campground, but for those with an adventurous spirit, it can be a lot of fun.

      Here are some important points to remember about dispersed camping:

      The maximum length of stay in a forest ranger district is 21 days per year. Please practice good outdoor ethics about camping, travel and behavior while visiting. Dispersed campers are allowed to park within one vehicle length (including any tow vehicle) of a National Forest transportation route and walk into camp. Dispersed camping is not permitted in developed campgrounds and day use areas. Other areas closed to dispersed camping include historical and archaeological sites. Also, be certain that you are within the boundaries of the National Forest before setting up camp. To prevent resource damage please keep your campsite within 150 feet from a roadway. Dispersed camping is not allowed in these areas: within one mile of Pinecrest Basin along 7N83, Clark Fork Road along Hwy 108 between Clark Fork Road and Kennedy Meadows Road Leave No Trace Camping – Camp so no one notices you while you are there, and no one even knows you were there after you leave. Please respect nature and other visitors by keeping noise to a minimum. Always pack out whatever you pack in. No permanent structures are to be constructed to an area, such as building rock-lined fire pits, trenches around tents, or carving into trees. Human waste should be deposited in a hole dug 6 - 10 inches deep and then covered with organic soil. Vehicles are not permitted off of roads, but if you can safely park your vehicle adjacent and parallel to the road and are not blocking the roadway, you may park and camp. Most sites will have a parking spot nearby while other sites may not. Because the footprint of a vehicle can have a large impact to soils, please do not create new “parking spot” for a campsite. Please park in designated or already impacted spots. If you are going to an area where others have camped before, pick a site that has been used before. Plants, soil and wildlife are impacted by new campsites so using existing ones will minimize your impact in the forest. We want you to learn some of the many reasons to enjoy the quiet and solitude of dispersed camping, it’s up to you to LEAVE NO TRACE.

      • Pets
      • Phone Service
      • Tents
      • Equestrian
      • Dispersed
      • Alcohol
      Camper-submitted photo from Modesto Reservoir
      Camper-submitted photo from Modesto Reservoir
      Camper-submitted photo from Modesto Reservoir
      Camper-submitted photo from Modesto Reservoir
      Camper-submitted photo from Modesto Reservoir
      Camper-submitted photo from Modesto Reservoir

      7.

      Modesto Reservoir

      5 Reviews
      7 Photos
      31 Saves
      Waterford, California

      Modesto Reservoir Regional Park is located at 18143 Reservoir Rd., a few miles from the town of Waterford, just off Highway 132. It offers over 3,200 acres of land and 2,800 acres of reservoir for recreation and camping.

      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • ADA Access
      • RVs

      $40 - $60 / night

      Camper-submitted photo from Yosemite Ridge
      Camper-submitted photo from Yosemite Ridge

      8.

      Yosemite Ridge

      3 Reviews
      2 Photos
      30 Saves
      Groveland, California

      Yosemite Ridge Resort is located on State Highway 120, which is open all year and only 12 miles from Yosemite National Park’s west gate. We are located in Buck Meadows, population 50, within the beautiful Stanislaus National Forest surrounded by pine covered mountains. Since we are so close to the park, our lodging near Yosemite Park is the perfect base camp for your Yosemite Adventure, whether it be for one night or one week.

      • Pets
      • Electric Hookups
      • Reservable
      • RVs
      • Tents
      • Group

      $40 - $80 / night

      Camper-submitted photo from Sly Park Recreation Area
      Camper-submitted photo from Sly Park Recreation Area
      Camper-submitted photo from Sly Park Recreation Area
      Camper-submitted photo from Sly Park Recreation Area
      Camper-submitted photo from Sly Park Recreation Area
      Camper-submitted photo from Sly Park Recreation Area

      9.

      Sly Park Recreation Area

      13 Reviews
      53 Photos
      219 Saves
      Pollock Pines, California

      Sly Park Recreation Area is a wonderful place to bring the whole family for an unforgettable camping experience. Sly Park camping features 10 campgrounds that contain a total of 191 individual sites, each with a picnic table, fire ring, and barbecue. Vault toilets and water faucets are conveniently located throughout the campgrounds.

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • ADA Access
      • RVs
      Camper-submitted photo from Monument RV Park - Lake Camanche
      Camper-submitted photo from Monument RV Park - Lake Camanche
      Camper-submitted photo from Monument RV Park - Lake Camanche

      10.

      Monument RV Park - Lake Camanche

      2 Reviews
      3 Photos
      10 Saves
      Wallace, California

      Monument RV Park has 99 spacious sites near four small fishing ponds and the lake. Recently renovated this park is located at South Shore featuring full hook-ups including 30 and 50 amp electrical service, picnic tables, and fire rings.

      Monument RV Park is less than a quarter-mile from the front gate down Camanche Drive on the left just before the trout pond

      Fish the stocked trout pond

      Lakeside sites for those campers with boats

      Short ride to marina and store

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • ADA Access
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