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About Lake Camanche


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For information on camping, RV parks, cottages, or to make online reservations, visit CamancheRecreation.com.


Camanche logo Lake Camanche sits in the rolling foothills of the Sierra Nevada and is located in the heart of historic gold country. Camanche is one of California's premier bass lakes. The reservoir covers 12 square miles, is 150 feet deep, and has 53 miles of shoreline when full. Only a two hour drive from most of the San Francisco Bay Area, you can get-away for a great weekend at Lake Camanche without spending half your weekend getting there.

Both the North and South shore provide a variety of recreational activities and services including: tent and RV camping, cottage rentals, boat rentals, boat launch, and well stocked stores with a full line of groceries, camping and fishing supplies.

Lake Camanche is one of California's premier Bass fisheries. Camanche's bass population includes Smallmouth, Alabama Spotted and both Northern and Florida-strain Largemouth Bass. Other species to be found in Lake Camanche include; Trout, Catfish, Crappie and Bluegill.

Lakeside Hall Lakeside Hall Available for Rent

Camanche’s Lakeside Hall, located at South Shore, is available for rent for your next party or group outing. The Hall features multiple rooms, a deck overlooking the lake, and a complete kitchen. Catering options are available.

To book your next event with us, please call
(209) 763-5121.

Gift Certificates

Camanche's gift certificates can be purchased on location at the gates and stores, or over the phone by calling (209) 763-5121. They are good on any of our products including camping, cabins, boat rentals, annual passes, and more!  

Please Note: Gift certificates have no cash value & cannot be replaced if lost or stolen. Gift certificates not valid on annual fishing permits.

Amador County Lodging Tax Increase

Dear guests, the Amador County lodging tax will increase from 6% to 10%, effective December 1st, 2012. We apologize for the inconvenience.

— The Administration of Lake Camanche Recreation


We look forward to making Lake Camanche and Lake Pardee a fun and safe part of your boating season.

EBMUD logo Lake Camanche is a public facility operated for the East Bay Municipal Utility District.


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