Peninsula Campground

Rollins Lake


Rollins Lake


Peninsula Campground, Rollins Lake, CA

Peninsula Campground - Lakefront Site

Rollins Lake Area
Attractions and Activities

Campers at Peninsula Campground can choose from a variety of campsites, including some right on the water. A short drive from the campground leads to many area attractions.

  • Spend some time at historic Nevada City with restaurants, shops, and theater. See InnSide Nevada City.
  • Head over to nearby Colfax for shops, restaurants, and services.
  • Discover all the great recreation opportunities in the Donner Summit area at Around Donner Summit.
  • Visit the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum
  • Hike or mountain bike the popular Pioneer Trail which parallels Highway 20.
  • For a back-country adventure on easy trails, explore the trails and lakes in the Grouse Ridge Recreation Area.
  • Drive to the top of Donner Summit along old Highway 40 for spectacular views of Donner Lake.
  • Stop in at the Tour of Nevada City Bicycle Shop for all your cycling needs and suggestions for the best area rides.
  • Drive over to nearby New Bullards Bar Lake for boating, waterskiing, and fishing.

Key Peninsula Campground Regulations

  1. Entrance Gates close at 10:00 PM (11:00 PM Friday and Saturday) and reopen at 5:30 AM during the summer.
  2. There are no lifeguards on duty. Swim in the designated swim area.
  3. Quiet Hours extend from 10:00 PM to 8:00 AM. During quiet hours the use of generators is not permitted.
  4. Fires are only allowed in the established fire pits and BBQ grills.
  5. Pets must be on leash and attended at all times. Pets are not allowed on the sandy beach area, but they are allowed in the water past the marina docks. No horses are allowed in Peninsula Campground.

Peninsula Campground

Peninsula Campground is on the north shore of Rollins Lake, 15 miles from Colfax. Rollins Lake is operated by the Nevada Irrigation District. The lake is a popular camping destination since it is close to Interstate 80. Visitors enjoy water sports from swimming to waterskiing. Fishing is good for trout and bass. Peninsula Campground has a boat launch ramp, boat rentals, a swim beach, sand volleyball, and horseshoe pits.

Peninsula Campground features 70 campsites for RVs, trailers, or tents. The campsites are well spread out through 1½ miles of forested and lakefront property along a peninsula. Lake access is at the foot of the peninsula around the marina and swim areas. Twelve of the campsites are lakefront, 2 double sites are designated as meadow sites, and the others are among the trees. Some lakefront and wooded campsites are doubles. There is a $6.50 per night fee for watercraft. There is a 2-night minimum stay on weekends and 3-nights on holiday weekends.

Peninsula Campground also has 2 Group Campsites.

Peninsula Campground Basics
Peninsula Campground Location: 21597 You Bet Rd., turnoff 7 miles north of Colfax on Hwy. 174
Elevation: 2,300 feet
Mileage from gateway cities: Sacramento - 63 miles
Reno, NV - 96 miles
Number of Sites: 70
Open - Closed: Mid-April through September
Max. People per Site: 8
double and meadow sites - 16 people
Vehicles per Site: 1 vehicle per site (2 at double sites), $10 for extra vehicle
Pets: on leash, always attended, maximum 2, $6 per night
Information: (530) 477-9413

Reservations for Peninsula Campground
Reservations available Each year, beginning the first business day in January
Maximum RV/trailer Length: 40 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: none designated
Fees: Wooded sites - $35 per night, doubles $70
Lakefront sites: $40, doubles $80
Meadow sites (doubles) - $85
Reservations: Peninsula Campground Reservations
or (530) 477-9413
(+ $9 reservation fee for single site, $18 for doubles)
Check-in, check-out: 3:00 PM, check-out 1:00 PM

Peninsula Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire rings; no hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets
Showers: Yes
Dump station: Yes, fee
Campgrounds Map: Peninsula Campground Map
Attractions near Peninsula Campground: Enjoy the refreshing waters of Rollins Lake for boating, waterskiing, and fishing. Take advantage of the marina with a launch ramp and boat rentals. See Rollins Lake Boat Rentals. Head to the designated swim area for cool dip in the lake. Play a game of volley ball or horseshoes. Stop by the Peninsula Pantry and Goods store. Don't miss the free ice cream social on Saturdays from 1 - 2 PM.

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, firewood from outside the area is not permitted.

Accessible Sites

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

Bandy's Cove Group Campsite at Peninsula Campground, Rollins Lake, CA

Bandy's Cove Group Campsite

Peninsula Campground Group Campsites

Peninsula Campground has 2 group camping areas. Bandy's Cove can accommodate up to 24 people (a maximum of 12 adults), with 3 vehicles included in the price. Martin's Cove can hold up to 40 people (a maximum of 20 adults), and rates include 4 vehicles. There is a 5-night minimum stay at Martin's Cove. Restroom are portable toilets. Water, picnic tables, and a fire pit are provided.
Fees: $Bandy's Cove - $125 per night, Martin's Cove - $175 per night
Reservations: (530) 346-6166

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