The Heart of the Gold Country

Boating

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Water recreation is available year-round in Amador County. In colder months, locals keep to the bodies of water in lower elevations, like Lake Amador, Camanche Lake, and Pardee Reservoir. In the heat of the summer, they all head up to higher elevations for relief from the hot days. Silver Lake, Woods Lake, Blue Lake are all wonderful spots for dropping a line.

Whether you enjoy camping, fishing, water skiing, hiking or swimming, Bear River Lake is the place to be.  They are located 42 miles east of Jackson on Hwy 88.

They have many activities planned for their campers during the summer, including tacos on Friday nights and a steak dinner on Saturday nights. They also have many activities for the kids, including a playground, volleyball, a beach area and a game room.

Complete launching/docking facilities are available on the shoreline for your convenience. Full hook-up RV sites and a 150 site campground, with showers and flush toilets, are nestled along the shoreline of Lake Amador available year round with reservations or just show up, we always have room! (except maybe holidays!)
 
There is NO WATERSKIING OR JET SKIS ALLOWED, but small motors are allowed. The peaceful adventure on the 400-acre,13 1/2 miles of beautiful Lake Amador shoreline will keep anglers returning again and again!
 
 
Lakeside sites at Pennisula Campgroud. Lake and hillside sites at Blue Oaks Campground. Secluded hillside camping at the Eagle Beach "Boat-In" Campcround.  Open shoreline campsites in Primitive Campground.  Four group campsites with amenities including barbecues, tables, water, hot showers, restrooms and laundry facilities. Turkey Hill Equestrian/Group Campground adjacent to the Mokelumne Coast to CrestTrail.
 
Ask about Packages, Specials and the Annual Pass Program.
 
Eight 1-bedroom and one 2-bedroom Cottages sit on rolling hills with mature trees and lake views.  Three 4-bedroom Triplexes great for family groups of 10-12.  Three single room Motel rooms with deck furniture to enjoy the lake view.
 
Ask about Packages, Specials and the Annual Pass Program.
 
Lake Camanche Resort - North Shore
2000 Camanche Road
Ione, CA 95640
(209) 763-5121 or (866) 763-5121
 
Recreation area open daily year round. Fishing, hiking, and bird watching are a few of the many things to do.
 
Fishing:  Lake Camanche is one of California premier bass fisheries and structure lakes.   53 miles of shoreline, 1/3 of which is reserved for anglers.  Annual bass plants.  Average of 80,000 pounds of trout planted per year.  Standard and deluxe fishing boat rentals.  The upriver area is protected from watersports and has an enforced speed limit of 20 mph.
Blue Lakes are part of a cluster of lakes 12 miles south of Highway 88 at Hope Valley. Operated by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, the lakes serve as water storage for downstream hydro-electric plant. The lakes offer boating, swimming, and fishing. 
Blue Lakes Road 

Pardee Reservoir Recreation Area first opened to the public in 1958 and is open daily from Friday President's Day Weekend in February through the first Sunday in November each season. The many amenities that Pardee Lake Recreation offers includes: Fishing, Boating, Camping, Hiking & picnicking, Boat rentals, ten lane boat launch ramp, new state of the art fish cleaning station, Developed overnight Camping, 2 swimming pools, RV sites with full hook-ups, Laundry & hot showers, WiFi, Flush restrooms, Coffee shop, Store, Gas station, Full service marina and Wildlife galore!

Breathtaking beauty and quiet serenity are the trademarks of Plasse's Resort on Silver Lake in California's High Sierras. This secluded family resort is at the 7,200 foot elevation with the grandeur of mountain peaks, dense forests, cloistered lakes and meadows of wildflowers. Open from June until October each year, Plasse's Resort has something for every nature lover and outdoor enthusiast.

By the night, week, or season- Plasse's vacation getaway offers tent and RV campsites. And for the equestrian, separate camp facilities are available to accommodate guest and guest horses.

Whether you enjoy this scenic lake from sandy swimming beaches or from one of your canoes, kayaks or motor boats, the lake is a must on your vacation agenda.  Silver Lake is a fishing paradise with rainbow brown, and mackinaw trout. Fish from shore, in a motor boat or fly fish in one of the many nearby streams. 
Highway 88
Pioneer, Ca