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Lake Camanche Recreation

2000 Camanche Rd, Ione, CA 95640-9658
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Tent and RV sites are available year-round at both North and South Shores. RV hook-up sites are provided at South Shore only. Self-contained RVs may camp at North Shore. Many sites offer immediate lake access while others are just a short walk away. Ask you reservation agent or check the online maps for which sites provide shade. Campsite amenities include barbecues, tables, water, hot showers, restrooms and laundry facilities. Cottage and Motel Units, for those who enjoy the outdoors but don't necessarily want to "rough it", are available at Lake Camanche. These tidy, yet simple cottages, many with lake views, have kitchens, barbecues, A/C, TV and are situated at both North and South Shores. (All four (4) person cottages are one (1) bedroom units and North Shore offers adjoining one (1) bedroom units)
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Free parking
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
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Lynn wrote a review Jun 2020
Oakland, California1 contribution7 helpful votes
I have nothing good to say about this place... My boyfriend and I are avid campers and were excited to find this place was opening for partial camping on June 12, which also happened to be my birthday weekend. Yippe! Not really... A) They don’t answer calls, check voicemail, or call you back (which they can’t do because the VM box is always full). To make any communication with them even more difficult - do they check or respond to emails? No. So if you have any questions, don’t expect to get them answered. B) The reservation process was a joke. I booked a premium site waterside... when we arrived we checked-in and they directed us to our site, only to see it had a very close neighbor (they were supposed to be opened at 50% capacity with Covid - every other campsite closed (our ‘next door’ neighbor also had way more than 8 people that are allowed on a site, plus a pit bull, lucky us). So we were returned to the front gate to let them know and they said actually we had been moved to a different site, no where near the water which is what we initially booked. The site was awful. When we returned yet again and I spoke to a supervisor about other options she was about the rudest person ever. Told us to just deal with it. So, back to crappy site we didn’t book. C) Covid precautions are a joke... large crowds everywhere. And I get some people aren’t into the facial covering thing outside, but if you prefer that for those around you, I did not see a single person wearing a mask (expect, for credit, the workers at the gate, but no guest). D) The bathrooms are disgusting. Again, I know this isn’t a hotel and am no stranger to roughing it, but you’d expect more measures of cleanliness these days. E) And lastly, I think:), if you’re excited about the alcohol free family-friendly zones (we didn’t mind, that was all they had available for us)... well, don’t get your hopes up. We arrived to beer cans and bottles left all over our site (Obviously from last time they were open - Again do they ever clean this place?) And last night our neighbors (family reunion maybe) were enjoying quite the party... yelling shots/shots/shots!! I am writing this as I sip my coffee on this Saturday morning, listening as those neighbors wake up loudly complaining about their hangover and debating when to start the party again (with their kids screaming), thinking, happy birthday to me. So ya, that’s what I think about camping at Lake Camanche.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Kim A wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
Been coming for years and staying in the cabins . And we have had Pam c. Taking care of are every need . She has a great personality and so lovely . She is the best . When my grandbabes came she brought them coloring books and crayons.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from basecamphospitality, Public Relations Manager at Lake Camanche Recreation
Responded Mar 11, 2020
Thank you so much for your five star rating and kind words about Pam! We agree, she is the BEST! Hope to see you and yours again soon. Cheers!
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Julie D wrote a review Feb 2020
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We love coming to this lake and usually stay in one of the South Shore Cottages. The cottages are always clean and come fully loaded. They provide daily housekeeping service. We love Pam C. She is always friendly and is awesome.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from basecamphospitality, Public Relations Manager at Lake Camanche Recreation
Responded Mar 11, 2020
Thank you so much for the five star rating of Lake Camanche! We will pass along your positive comments about Pam to our management team. Hope to see you and yours again soon. Cheers!
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Maps277990 wrote a review Feb 2020
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Had a great trip with my best friend. We thrift shopped in jackson and valley springs and stayed in North Shore in the ADA cabin due to my friend being handicapped. Pam, the house keeping worker, was very.kind and courteous. She came by daily to see if we needed new toiletries and showed us where the light on the stove was. Such a great help to us. All of u at lake camanche must be proud to have such a cheerful amazing person on your team. Beautiful day gorgeous view. Perfect stay. I give the lake 5 and Pam 10! Keep up the good work family camanche!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from basecamphospitality, Public Relations Manager at Lake Camanche Recreation
Responded Mar 11, 2020
Thank you so much for the five star rating and positive feedback regarding your stay at Lake Camanche! We hope to serve you again soon. Cheers!
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Pete N wrote a review Dec 2019
Jackson, California13 contributions6 helpful votes
What a CRUEL JOKE! Lake Comanche charges each car $9.00 to park and watch the Boat Parade. Problem is it took longer to park the car than the entire length of time the so called Boat Parade lasted. The "Boat Parade" had approximately 10 to 12 decorated boats. They floated by and it was a wrap. Lake Camanche may say they were not affiliated with the so called "Boat Parade." Problem is they made a great deal of money selling 10 minute parking lots. WHAT A CRUEL JOKE! DO NOT GO NEXT YEAR!
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Date of stay: December 2019
3 Helpful votes
United StatesCaliforniaAmador CountyIone
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lake Camanche Recreation
Which popular attractions are close to Lake Camanche Recreation?
Nearby attractions include Harrah's Northern California (3.3 miles) and Camanche Hills Hunting Preserve (1.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Lake Camanche Recreation?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, kids activities, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Lake Camanche Recreation?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Lake Camanche Recreation?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are pets allowed at Lake Camanche Recreation?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is Lake Camanche Recreation accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.