Your Guide to Lake Camanche

Jan 26, 2018
Lake Camanche

When you head to the Sierra Nevada foothills in California you’ll be greeted by a number of fun outdoor activities such as the sutter creek gold mine and the exciting, Lake Camanche Reservoir. Lake Camanche is a great place for guests to camp out or enjoy the waters. Read on to learn more all about what Lake Camanche can offer!


One popular option is paddling or boating along the lake. If you are a beginner paddler, a great place to practice is at the South South and to paddle up through Narrows to the China Gulch where you’ll eventually reach the Lancha Plana coves. These are two of the prettiest areas on the lake and the calm waters provide a great place to practice your kayak techniques. Along the way, you will be able to take in the incredible wildlife. Keep your eye out for sights of wild turkey, eagles, doves, geese, white pelicans, hawks, as well as geese and ducks along the water. There are sometimes even sightings of deer.


If you are looking for a different experience, consider renting the 20 passenger Party Barge ‘Samantha’. The Party Barge is a great way for you and your friends to enjoy the great outdoors while having tons of fun. You and up to 19 of your friends can get exclusive access to private islands located around Lake Camanche as many of these islands are only accessible by boat. The Samantha offers amenities such as a deck patio, a waterslide, a covered cabin, speakers, a BBQ grill and more.  Additionally, you can add kayaks and paddle boards to your rental package so you can fully experience the Party Barge. Food, ice and drinks can also be included to make your party experience one you’ll never forget. Visit the official website and see what else you can enjoy through the Camanche Recreation Company such as boat, kayak and paddleboard rentals.