Oaks Campground

Pardee Lake


Pardee Lake


Oaks Campground, Pardee Lake, CA

Oaks Campground

Pardee Lake
Attractions and Activities

Pardee Lake is known as a great place to camp and fish. Visitors at Oaks Campground are close to all the great amenities at the lake.

  • Take a swim in one of two pools at the recreation area.
  • Fish for rainbow trout, Kokanee salmon, bass, catfish, and sunfish.
  • Launch your boat at the ten-lane launch ramp.
  • Visit the marina for boat rentals, boat supplies, fuel and other necessities.
  • A no body-water contact lake, Pardee is a quiet place to fish and relax without waterskiing or jet skis.
  • Hike about the lake and watch for deer, wild turkeys, quail, rabbits, and squirrels.
  • Enjoy a meal at Cafe Pardee.
  • For a small fee use the WiFi connection to keep in touch with the outside world.
  • Play horseshoes or Bocce ball.

Key Oaks Campground Regulations

  1. No body contact is allowed with the water in the lake, which includes no swimming, wading, or jet skis.
  2. Dogs must be on leash and always attended. At night they must be in a tent or vehicle.
  3. There is a 3-night minimum stay for holiday weekends.
  4. RVs must be able to connect to all three utilities: water, electric and sewer (black and grey water) and make a proper sewer connection.

Oaks Campground

Oaks Campground is on the north end of Pardee Lake in the foothills of Amador County, 7 miles west of Jackson. The campground is part of the Pardee Lake Recreation Area operated by the East Bay Municipal Utility District. Pardee Lake is on the Mokelumne River which serves as the boundary between Amador and Calaveras counties.

Oaks Campground has 40 campsites more removed from the center of the recreation area than its sister campground, Lakeview. Within the Oaks campground are sites for RVS, trailers, and tents. One site is designated as a premium site and two as double sites.

Oaks Campground Basics
Oaks Campground Location: Stony Creek Road, 9½ miles south of Jackson; or 6&fac12; miles on Buena Vista Road or Jackson Valley Road off Highway 88; or Paloma Rd. to Watertown Road north out of Valley Springs
Elevation: 580 feet
Mileage from gateway city: Stockton - 51 miles
Number of Sites: 40
Open - Closed: Mid-February through early October
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2 ($10 per day fee for 2nd vehicle)
Pets: on leash, always attended ($4 per day)
Information: (209) 772-1472

Reservations at Oaks Campground
Reservations available available by phone only whenever campground is open; first-come, first-served available
Camping Limit: 14 nights
Maximum RV/trailer Length: 42 feet
Wheelchair accessible Sites: #234
Fees: Standard Campsites - $28 per night
Premium Campsite - $31
Double Sites - $52
RV Sites - $38
+ $9 reservation fee
Reservations: Oaks Campground Reservations Tuesday through Sunday between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM
(209) 772-1472
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, 1:00 PM

Oaks Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring; no hook-ups, WiFi (fee)
Campground: Portable toilets, tap water
Showers: Located in main recreation area
Dump station: Nearby
Campground Map: Oaks Campground Map
Attractions near Oaks Campground : Take a plunge in the swimming pools. Play horseshoes or Bocci ball. Visit the marina for boat rentals. A launch ramp is nearby. Go fishing ($5 fishing access fee used to stock trout). Grab a bite to eat at the cafe or stock up on supplies at the store. Make the short drive to Camanche Lake and New Hogan Lake.

General Camping Information

Opening and closing dates of campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on snow conditions. Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the reservation website when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.

In order to prevent the spread of invasive insects, obtain firewood locally.

Accessible Sites

Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate.

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