We stayed here three nights in a travel trailer. The description of the campground sounded nice, but when we arrived we should have turned around and left before registering. However, decided to stay since we were there and were sorry we did. Old campground with lots of permanent residents in the RV section, no restrooms or showers near the RV section, the lake level was so low we could not launch our kayaks, RV section was located away from the other camping area. Would not recommend this to anyone. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here on Labor Day weekend 2007 because it looked good in pictures and wasn't too far to drive. However, the majority of the RV campers were residents and were not on the friendly side. The kids got yelled at for riding their bikes around the camp too "noisily". The water in the swimming pond was scary and there was broken glass in the sand surrounding it. The playground was older than me! The only good thing is that the office staff was very helpful and nice. Regardless, we left first thing Saturday morning to go stay at another RV park. We will not stay here again unless the locals (aka: residents) change. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We have stayed here before. We come here with friends witch always makes for a good time. The park is very nice good level sites and if you can get a spot by the pond that's the best. One thing we don't like is paying for our pets. We always pick up after our dogs so Why?. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 7 / 10 ]
An easy drive from the Sacramento area for a quick get-away. I have been coming here since I was a kid. The individual experiences have literally ranged from exceptional to downright miserable; depending on how you camp. Overally, Camanche does not have a lot of shade, even though you can find a few spots that have trees with great canopy. Even though the sites do have full hookups, the sites are primitive and can be slightly un-level. However, not nearly enough to be discouraging. The lake is nice; however, the level has consistently been lowering over the years. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I stayed in the "South Shore" Monument RV section next to the Trout Pond at Lake Camanche. Destination campground, level asphalt sites, roomy and wide, a few with shade. Campground was clean with recycle bins. Sites had full-hookups, fire pits, and picnic tables. Pricey at $50 per night with no discounts; they charge an additional $9 reservation fee per site. Bring your own fire wood as it was $9 a bundle; marina store has a very limited supply of groceries. RV needs to be fully contained as there are no showers or restrooms in the Monument RV section. Showers and restrooms near the beach area were clean but old. No Wi-Fi internet in the campground; nearest WiFi is at the Starbucks in Valley Springs. We were able to get ten channels on our antenna TV. They charge a $4 per person, per day, fishing fee; purchase these as you enter at the Main Gate. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Easy to find but hard to pull through the very small entrance gate. Campground was easy to find once inside but the map they give you doesn't identify the “spot” you have to drive around until you find yours. Seemed like there were a lot of tents in the "RV" campgrounds. When I called for reservations (a $9 fee for reservations?) they claimed you needed to go down the road to the camping sites for tents. Some pads were to hard to back into. Plenty of space around you with fire pit and table. Good views of the lake. Cool breeze off the lake in August was nice and cool evenings. Keep your lights off in your RV because there are a TON of gnats out. They will even get through your screens. Seemed like everyone had a dog and no one picks up after them, which is a shame. Most people observed quite time and you would see an occasional ranger drive around during the day. Overall visit positive and will return again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
While the lake is the main attraction the area where I stayed did not offer much as far as accommodations or shade. I walked around a bit and all that I found was one porta-potty. Over near the boat launch area they had more to offer, but that was not walking distance from my campsite. The good thing about my site is that it offered electricity so I was able to run my A/C. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
Really nice. There are showers (free), bathrooms, laundry area, playground. Lots of nice areas to swim and a store close by. The sites are roomy and lots of areas for the kids to ride bikes. We have camped here for three years in a row now. We camped here in a Tent.
We come here every year, and this is still a nice fishing RV park. This year they have added Wi-Fi through Volcano-Internet at $5 for 24-hours. Sometimes the reception worked fine and sometimes it didn't. The fishing pass is now $5 per day, and they stock trout on a regular basis. Lake was very low this year, so they have moved the marina further out into deeper water. Fire pit, table, quiet at night. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The rate is for one of the twelve RV full hookup sites; they charge an additional $8 reservation fee. Has asphalt sites, most with shade, some leveling needed, a fire ring, and picnic table. Everything worked fine; however, the sewer connection is high, and lifting was needed to clear the sewer hose. No Wi-Fi and no cable TV: our antenna TV received about 12-channels. Free Wi-Fi located in Ione at Clark's Corner on Main st. Plenty of room between sites which was great. Restrooms and showers were clean. Quiet at night. Fishing is the primary activity; the lake does not allow 'body to water' contact. They do have two swimming pools that are open in the summer months. Boat rentals are reasonably priced. They charge a $4 fishing fee per day per fisher-person, with all the money spent on restocking the lake. We stayed three nights. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Its great but sites are by the boat launch, so if you leave doors or windows open, you hear the noise of 8000 people launching their boat. No swimming in the lake but got a nice pool. The walk to the water can be a bit hard in the back. Grandma had to be pulled by my dog in a wagon to get up the hill. Got to love my big blue dog. Staff is amazing and the lady at the gate fell in love with Blue, and welcomed both my dogs. We had a neighbor that didn't like dogs or kids. Staff told her she don't have to like kids or dogs, but at the park you will deal with them. I thought it was great. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Destination campground: the rate is for one of the twelve RV full hook up sites, they charge an additional $6 reservation fee. Has asphalt sites, most with shade, some leveling needed, a fire ring and picnic table. Everything worked fine; however the sewer connection is high, and lifting was needed to clear the sewer hose. No WiFi and no cable TV: our antenna TV received about 12-channels. Nearest WiFi was at Starbucks in Valley Springs (7-miles). Plenty of room between sites which was great. Restrooms and showers were clean. Quiet at night. Fishing is the primary activity, the lake does not allow 'body to water' contact, so no water skiing. They do have two swimming pools that are open in the summer months. This was one of the cleanest RV parks we have camped at, staff was working every day on the grounds. Boat rentals are reasonably priced. They charge a $4 fishing fee per day per fisher-person, with all the money spent on restocking the lake. We stayed three nights with friends and had a great time. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great sites with full hook-ups. Very nice horse shoe pits down by the lake and large grass area. Lots of things for the kids to do whether it be fishing or just running around. Will be back to camp in the future. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice rural campground. Very pretty lake. We hiked around a good portion of the lake, very nice. Only 12 RV hookup sites. No problem fitting our 37' fifth wheel. Small but nice place for a weekend. Unfortunately, the tent campers directly behind are RV were noisy, messy, and heavy drinkers. The campground asked them to tone down their language (we have young boys). The managers did everything right, but it's hard to manage impolite people. At $29 a night, this is a bargain. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This lake, located off the beaten path is for those who like to fish as they heavily plant the lake with trout. We stayed in the dry camp. There is only 12 with hookups. There is room for some larger rigs. In the dry hookup area, there are only portable toilets which are spotless. The main restroom and shower complex is a distance away near the boat ramp. This is mostly a spring destination as the summer can be very hot and the lake is only for fishing. There are two swimming pools open during the summer and a nice cafe. The sites are rural, gravel and grass with firepits and picnic tables. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
If you are looking for a place to get away from it all and enjoy the scenery, this is the place to come. Though the hook ups are simple and the store isn't much to write home about, this is a very peaceful place to come. The sites are nice and wide with lots of grass. There are only 12 sites with full hook ups, but at least 50 if you don't mind boon docking to some degree. What this location lacks in services it more than makes up for in looks. We highly recommend this. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.