Turkey Hill Equestrian Campground

Lake Camanche

Lake Camanche

Turkey Hill Equestrian Campground, Lake Camanche, CA

Turkey Hill Campground

Mother Lode Lakes
Attractions and Activities

All of the Mother Lode lakes are popular destinations for boaters and anglers. Campgrounds are usually designed around to facilitate those activities.

  • Folsom Lake - a favorite for boaters, waterskiers, wakeboarders, and jet ski enthusiasts
  • Camanche Lake - Great boating and fishing along with outstanding campground facilities. Some campgrounds are alcohol free.
  • New Hogan Reservoir - a pretty setting among the hills for fishing and boating. Nice campsites overlooking the lake.
  • Horseback ride along miles of trails. Find an equestrian Staging Area at Granite Bay with hitching rails and water trough; also find staging areas at Rattlesnake Bar, Brown's Ravine, Falcon Crest, and Sterling Pointe.
  • Ninety-five miles of trails for bicyclists, runners, horseback riders, and hikers..
  • Stroll along the Oaks Nature Trails
  • Cycle on the paved bike trail connecting Beals Point to the American River Hike & Bike Trail
  • Visit the Sacramento State Aquatic Center at nearby Lake Natoma.

Key Campground Regulations

  1. Summer Quiet Time may only be operated between 10 PM and 8 AM.
  2. Water is in short supply during California's drought.
  3. Dogs must be on leash and always attended. At night they must be in a tent or vehicle.

Turkey Hill Equestrian Campground

Turkey Hill Equestrian Campground is situated on the south shore of Lake Camanche. The camp is spread over 16-oak forest acres close to the Mokelumne Coast to Crest Trail staging area. The campground is designated for various sizes of groups: 2 sites for 8 people, 2 sites for 16 people, 2 sites for 24 people, and 1 site for 32 people along with their horses, vehicles, and trailers. Although the campground is designed for equestrians, it can be reserved by non-equestrian youth groups when available.

Campers at the site will find horse paddocks, a well-equipped horse washing station, bins for horse waste, and portable toilets. In the center of the campground is a group area for cooking and eating that may also be rented. It has seating for 40 at picnic tables near a large BBQ area with serving tables. A group amphitheater with a group campfire ring is nearby.

Campground Basics
Location: South Shore - off Highway 12, east of Clements
Elevation: 300 feet
Mileage from gateway city: Lodi - 21 miles
Number of Sites: 7
Open - Closed: open year-round
Max. People per Site: 8, 16, 24, and 32
Vehicles per Site: 2, 4, 6, and 8
Trailers per Site: 2, 4, 6, and 8
Horses per Site: 2, 4, 6, and 8
Information: (209) 763-5121 or (866)763-5121

Reservations available available year-round
Maximum RV/trailer Length: Not specified
Wheelchair accessible Sites: 1 accessible single site available, transfer platform to assist in mounting and dismounting
Summer Fees: 8 people $50 per night, 16 people $105, 24 people $125, 32 people $165
Central Group Cooking, Eating and Campfire Circle - $80
Rent the entire campground - $590 per night
Reservations: Camanche Recreation Company's toll free reservation line: 1-866-763-5121
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, check-out 1:00 PM

Turkey Hill Equestrian Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring with grill, lantern stand
Campground: Portable toilets, piped water, horseshoeing pit, horse washing stations, bins for horse waste
Showers and laundry: Nearby
Dump station: Nearby
Campground Map: Turkey Hill Equestrian Campground Map
Nearby attractions: Horseback riding trails, picnic areas, swimming beach, marina, boat launch ramp, boating, water skiing, wakeboarding, fishing, kayak and paddleboard rentals, hiking trails, fishing ponds, tennis and basketball

Turkey Hill Equestrian Campground group area, Lake Camanche, CA

Turkey Hill Central Campfire

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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