Lake Camanche: Award Winning Camping, Fishing, RVing, Boating, & More

Lake Camanche – Closure

In compliance with Governor Newsom’s mandate, Lake Camanche is temporarily closed. Please see information below for details. 

  • The park is currently closed to any and all recreation until further notice
  • Tenants are allowed to come and go for essential needs.
  • Only home medical care providers / caregivers are allowed to enter and will be given a 30 minute guest pass.
  •  Resident family member visitation privileges will be allowed under the same fashion as caregivers. To protect the health of our rec area community, the visiting family member(s) should limit their stay to a minimum and maintain social distancing during the visit when checking on the welfare of the resident or delivering goods or medications. These visits are restricted to day-use hours.
  • Tenants are allowed to use/walk the facility.
  • Tenants are allowed shore fishing only (fishing access pass required and available only at the gate house).
  • No vessels allowed untied from slips or out on the lake.
  • If a tenant is a slip or dry storage renter you may check your equipment.
  • No houseboat visitation allowed.
  • No access to houseboat unless deemed an extreme emergency (sinking, taking on water, ect…). Park Ranger must qualify the emergency before entry is granted.
  • CRC will continue to monitor houseboats during this time and will contact owner in case of emergency.
  • No access to dry storage at this time.

Lake Camanche Recreation stands with the community and our agency partners at East Bay Municipal Utility District in heeding the advice of public health officials in doing what we can to slow the spread of COVID-19. The safety of our guests and team members is always our top priority.

Thank you for your understanding. Stay safe and please check back with us for updated information.



Home of the Monster Fish
Lake Camanche is a multi-award winning campground with year-round recreation and fishing. It has 54 miles of shoreline and 7,700 surface acres of water for all your outdoor recreational activities.

The lake features family and group camping by the lake shoreline, cottages, RV sites, hiking, boating, fishing, swimming, kayaking, equestrian trails and equestrian camping. Lake Camanche is also a popular venue for outdoor weddings, festivals, and corporate events. Come see why we were voted the Best Lake again!

Phone: (866) 763-5121 | Email:
North Shore Address: 2000 Camanche Road, Ione, CA 95640
South Shore Address: 11700 Wade Lane, Valley Springs, CA 95252
Gate Hours: 5:00 am to 11:00 pm
Day Use: 5:00 am to one hour after sunset
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Lake Camanche Lodging


For those that don’t want to rough it. North shore features eight- one bedroom cottages that sit on rolling hills with mature trees and lake views.  The four bedroom deluxe units are great for groups of 10 – 12 guests. Three single room motel rooms with lake view deck available. South shore features six- one bedroom that sit above the campgrounds with mature trees and lake views.

Lake Camanche Camping

RV & Tent Camping

Lake Camanche features over 760 tent and RV sites spread over two shores–including secluded hillside, shoreline, and *boat-in camping.  Many sites offer immediate lake access while others are just a short walk away.  Alcohol-free campgrounds available.

*Boat-in: Accessible by boat only, must have your own boat

Lake Camanche Monster Fishing


Home of the Monster Fish, Lake Camanche is known for great bass fishing, though it is also a favorite of trout anglers. 60,000 lbs. of trout are planted every year between October and May with each weighing at least a pound up to trophy sized eight (8) pounders.

Lake Camanche Marina Store & Cafe

Marina Stores & Café

Marina stores on both north and south shores with thousands of camping, fishing, and food items for your convenience.

Lake Camanche Water Activities

Boating, Rentals & Watersports

Offering 54 miles of shoreline and 7,700 surface acres of water. Perfect for personal watercraft, jet-skiing, and wakeboarding. Eight lane launch ramps.  Fishing boats, kayaks, pontoons, and party barge available for rent.  Beautiful sandy beaches. Covered slips are available.

Event Venue, Wedding Venue, Festival Venue

Events, Festivals & Weddings Venue

Bring the charm of the lake and sunset to your next event. You have many options for parties large and small. Let our professional service team bring your vision into a reality. On-site food service available.


Latest News


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Fishing Report

Fishing Report 1/27/2019

Lake Conditions Elevation Lake Levels Surface Temp Inflow Outflow 218.04' 71% 58 F 426 CFS 331 CFS [...]

Fishing Report 01/06/2020

Lake Conditions Elevation Lake Levels Surface Temp Inflow Outflow 218.24' 71% 58 F 206 CFS 330 [...]

Fishing Report 12/30/2019

Lake Conditions Elevation Lake Levels Surface Temp Inflow Outflow 218.40' 72% 57F 273CFS 332 CFS [...]

Weddings, Festivals, and Special Events

28114869590_8a7c50235c_kLake Camanche’s Lakeside Hall, located at South Shore, is available for rent for your next party or group outing. The Hall features a large open room, a deck overlooking the lake, and a complete kitchen. Catering options are available. For more information, click here.

For more information, call : (209) 763-5121 

Live At The Lake

Live at Lake CamancheHave you ever wanted to live in a permanent vacation atmosphere? Here is your chance! Camanche Recreation has three Mobile Home Parks located on site. Lake Camanche Park 1 and 2 are located on North Shore and Park 3 is located on South Shore. Click here for more information.