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Places to Camp near Jackson, CA

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  1. Camper-submitted photo from Acorn Campground

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    Acorn Campground

    23 Reviews
    70 Photos
    147 Saves
    Valley Springs, California

    Overview

    Acorn Campground is a sunny campground in the brush-covered hills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The area is generally characterized by a warm, dry climate with summer temperatures regularly soaring above 90 degrees.With sites just a short walk from the shores of the popular New Hogan Lake, visitors will have no problem finding relief in the comfortable clear waters.

    Recreation

    Boating is a popular pastime, with boat ramps conveniently located around the lake. The large surface area allows for plenty of water skiing, wake boarding, jet skiing and more. Year-round fishing for stripers, bass, crappie, bluegill and catfish is perfect for experts and beginners alike. Some of the largest fish are found in less than 25 feet of water. The "River of Skulls" hiking trail is located below the dam at the Monte Vista Recreation Area. There is also a staging area for an eight mile equestrian trail on a scenic loop that winds along the lake and through the foothill chaparral. Trail guides are available at the park office. Bicycle trails suitable for the beginner as well as the advanced rider are found on the west side of the lake and next to the group camping area. An easy 3-mile trail connects the park office with Acorn Campground. Hunting with bow or shotgun during the open season is permitted in certain areas of the lake. Upland game such as turkey, quail and dove is available and waterfowl includes a variety of duck and geese.

    Facilities

    Acorn Campground offers 128 spacious campsites with modern amenities such as coin-operated showers and accessible flush toilets, as well as drinking water, an important part of staying hydrated in the summer sun.

    Natural Features

    The 4,400 surface-acre lake was created in 1964 with the completion of New Hogan Dam. When full, the lake has 50 miles of shoreline and extends nearly eight miles upstream to the confluence of the north and south forks of the Calaveras River. The dam was built to provide flood protection to the city of Stockton and water for irrigation, drinking and hydroelectric power, and it now offers recreation opportunities for thousands of visitors each year. The New Hogan area supports a wide variety of wildlife. The foothills location is home to grey fox, mule deer, coyote, turkey, mountain lion, bobcat and rattlesnakes. New Hogan is also a wintering home for bald eagles. The south shore of the lake has been designated as a wildlife viewing area.

    Nearby Attractions

    A number of historic sites are located nearby, including Carson Hill, the discovery site of the largest gold nugget ever found, and The Black Bart Inn, located in San Andreas, where the famous outlaw Black Bart was captured. Groceries, gas, camping supplies and more can be found in the nearby town of Valley Springs, California.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $20 / night

  2. Camper-submitted photo from Lake Camanche

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    Lake Camanche

    16 Reviews
    50 Photos
    180 Saves
    Wallace, California

    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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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $50 / night

  3. Camper-submitted photo from North Grove Campground — Calaveras Big Trees State Park
  4. Camper-submitted photo from Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park
  5. Camper-submitted photo from Rancho Seco Recreation Area

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    Rancho Seco Recreation Area

    14 Reviews
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    118 Saves
    Herald, California

    Get back to nature at Rancho Seco Recreational Area. A short 25-minute drive from downtown Sacramento, you’ll find the 400-acre park that makes up the Rancho Seco Recreational Area. Take a short vacation and enjoy bird watching, boating, camping, fishing, hiking and even a sanctuary for rescued exotic animals and wildlife. Camp in comfort with recreation and concession buildings, shade structures, laundry facility, boathouse, and newly renovated restrooms and showers. This Rancho Seco camping destination offers RV sites, tent camping sites, and group sites, some with gorgeous lake views.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • Tents
  6. Camper-submitted photo from Lake Amador Resort

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    Lake Amador Resort

    10 Reviews
    16 Photos
    114 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.

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    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $25 - $45 / night

  7. Camper-submitted photo from Gold Country Campground Resort

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    Gold Country Campground Resort

    8 Reviews
    18 Photos
    70 Saves
    Pine Grove, California
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    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  8. Camper-submitted photo from Jackson Rancheria RV Park

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    Jackson Rancheria RV Park

    6 Reviews
    23 Photos
    54 Saves
    Jackson, California
    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $50 - $70 / night

  9. Camper-submitted photo from Beals Point Campground — Folsom Lake State Recreation Area

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    Beals Point Campground — Folsom Lake State Recreation Area

    24 Reviews
    108 Photos
    295 Saves
    Granite Bay, California

    Beal's Point Campground is one of two locations on the lake that allows overnight camping in the campground. Barbecue pits, shade areas and large grassy areas can accommodate many family picnics and other activities. The Beal's Point Snack Bar also rents beach equipment. The beach equipment includes kayaks, standup paddleboards, shade canopies, and rafts of all sizes. Additionally, catering for family and company picnics, as well as group discount rental rates, are available.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  10. Camper-submitted photo from Sly Park Recreation Area

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    Sly Park Recreation Area

    13 Reviews
    53 Photos
    209 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.

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

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