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California Camping Lakes

California camping lakes map.

Camping at the lake adds fun activities like swimming, fishing, boating and waterskiing to any camping trip. California has many great lakes with camping areas or campgrounds near the lake. Pack up the tent and boat, and take the family camping at one of these camping lakes soon. Some lakes in CA may require reservations to camp. If you plan to go fishing, local and/or state fishing licenses may be required. On some lakes canoe or boat rentals are available. Camping lakes are listed by region on this page for CA camping lakes.

Camping near lakes with RVs, motorhomes and tents.

Northwest California

Lake Oroville

Lake Shasta

Northeast California

Goose Lake

Lake Tahoe

Southwest California

Nacimiento Lake

San Antonio Lake

Southeast California

Lake Cahuilla

Lake Castaic

Camping at lakes in CA

Family boating while on a camping trip

Great camping opportunities await you and your family at lakes throughout California. Many are only a short walk to the water, others are right near the waters edge. Kids of all ages love to skip rocks on the water, go swimming or fishing. Spend a relaxed day boating or take the kids water skiing. There are plenty of terrific lakes for boating and camping in CA.

Camping lakes in the USA, by state.