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“Wonderful Little Campground, Get the Ice Cream!”

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Collins Lake Recreation Area
Sacramento, California
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“Wonderful Little Campground, Get the Ice Cream!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

My family and I recently camped here for the first time and really liked it! It's best to go on a weekday, as it gets very crowded on the weekends. Spend a few dollars more for a reserved site, which includes a place to park, a spot for your tent, a picnic table of your own and a barbecue. Our spot even had port-a-potties just a few feet up the hill - very convenient! We liked how clean the camp was, and security patrols came through almost every hour, even throughout the night. Be sure to get the amazing ice cream in their store. The child size is overflowingly huge for about $1.50 a cup. A fun time was had by all, we plan on making this our yearly spot!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Collins Lake Recreation Area
Address: 7530 Collins Lake Rd, Browns Valley, CA 95918
Location: United States > California > Browns Valley
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Browns Valley
Number of rooms: 230
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Collins Lake opens at sunrise all year for lakefront RV hookup & tent camping, fishing, boating, picnics or just enjoying the beach. We're famous for our big bass, trophy trout and monstrous ice cream cones! We have a 1600 acre lake and recreation area with 12 miles of shoreline, nestled in the beautiful California gold country foothills just over an hour North East of Sacramento between Marysville and Grass Valley. Our facilities include RV hookups, boat launch, marina and boat rentals, a big sand swimming beach, children's playground, beach volleyball, shady picnic area, general store, laundry and hot showers. More than 50,000 trout are planted every spring, which means Collins Lake has the largest private planting program North of Sacramento. Thousands of these trout are trophy sized, planted at 3 to 8 pounds and growing even larger. We've built habitat areas for bass, crappie, bluegill and catfish them to keep them plentiful and to keep Collins Lake among the best fishing lakes in the Northstate. Our friendly and professional staff will be happy to assist you with camping reservations, current fishing information and any questions you may have. ... more   less 

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