Glory Hole Recreation Area

Bureau of Reclamation

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86 Glory Hole Rd.
Angels Camp, CA 95222
209-536-9094
Reservations: 1877-444-6777
Official Website

GPS: 38.0072, -120.5404

Last Price Paid: $22
Number of Sites: 144
Pad Type: asphalt
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 1166 ft
Max Length: 45 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

9 people have reviewed this location.

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1 review
Nightly rate: $22
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 51

MikeAndSheryl would stay here again

“Great views of the lake and lots of elbow room”

Reviewed Oct 06, 2018

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We stayed 2 nights at the end of September in the Iron Horse campground. This time of year there are only a handful of boaters on the lake and in the campgrounds at night. I'd guess it was 75% empty and the Big Oak campground almost completely empty. The back in sites are asphalt, flat, and deep (50-60 ft) with plenty of elbow r... more

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WatsonsWander

Airstream Safari
166 reviews
Nightly rate: $22
Days stayed: 5

WatsonsWander would stay here again

“Quiet, scenic lakeside camping”

Reviewed May 30, 2018

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Aside from the fact that this is quiet campground on a scenic lake, the big thing to know is that they currently have NO water. An ongoing issue with the water system means no potable water, no flush toilets, and no showers. Would have been a nice thing to know before we showed up with an empty water tank. Aside from that small iss... more

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Monica
CA
Lance 1575
5 reviews
Nightly rate: $22
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 66, 48

Monica would stay here again

“Peaceful Retreat”

Reviewed Apr 02, 2018

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Husband and I have stayed here numerous times with a Sunday/Monday stay during winter months. Each time the campground was almost empty. Check-in is easy and camp host, Justin, is extremely friendly and helpful. Sites are mainly level and very clean. Besides boating, there are wonderful miles of trails to explore either on foot or bike... more

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FourFeetFourPaws
CA
Lance Camper and Truck or 37’ Fusion Toyhauler
44 reviews
Nightly rate: $22
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 60
“Quiet stay in the off season!”

Reviewed Dec 08, 2017

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Other reviewers did a good job of describing the campground.

We stayed here the Satuday after Thanksgiving and had many sites to select from. Restrooms were still closed but porta potties were available. Very friendly camp hosts with ranger and police drive throughs.

We will return with the kayaks and mountain bikes.

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OldstersOutside
WA
Escape 21
2012 Toyota Tundra
6 reviews
Nightly rate: $11
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 113

OldstersOutside would stay here again

“Great Views and Good Stopover”

Reviewed Sep 30, 2017

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We did a mid-week, shoulder season one night stopover and it worked out really well. The site we chose was fairly level with a minimal of leveling required. Check it was very easy. The ranger at the gate filled out the envelop for us, less the site number. He radioed ahead and the host came right by and greeted us. We decided to un... more

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sjp
Redmond, WA
30 Arctic Fox 27-5L 5th wheel
2018 Northern Lite 9-6QSE Truck Camper
28 reviews
Nightly rate: $11
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 117

sjp would stay here again

“Lovely Bureau of Reclamation Campground in the Sierra Foothills.”

Reviewed Apr 23, 2017

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Big Oak Campground is one of two campgrounds at Glory Hole Recreation Area near Angels Camp. We wanted to check out the area and it made a perfect base camp. The campsites are laid out in a set of loops on the hillside above the lake with generous size sites and pads, many with lake views. The lake is nearly full with all that Sierr... more

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WanderWasi

30 Airstream International Serenity
2014 Ford F-250
43 reviews
Nightly rate: $22
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 51

WanderWasi would stay here again

“Glorious Glory Hole”

Reviewed Jun 20, 2016

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We were looking for a quiet place to stay after spending a couple weeks at crowded summer campgrounds. We found it at Glory Hole Recreation Area. The lake is very low so there is no access to the lake from the campsites (unless you want to climb up and down the hill with very pokey grasses and snakes!) although there is a nice vi... more

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Life's Little Adv...

30 Lazy Daze 50th Anniversary 30' Island Bed
2011 Subaru Forester
60 reviews
Nightly rate: $11
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 51

Life's Little Adventures would stay here again

“A very nice Bureau of Reclamation campground convenient to Gold Country attractions.”

Reviewed May 23, 2015

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After leaving Yosemite we were looking for a campground out of the trees with a Verizon signal and found this recreation area. Sites are asphalt and most are large and well spaced, although many are very sloped. Luckily there was hardly anyone there so we didn't have any problem finding a level site with a view of the lake. Unfortunate... more

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UpintheAirstream
Alexandria, VA

2 reviews
Nightly rate: $22
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 50

UpintheAirstream would stay here again

“Rec Area with an unfortunate name offers beautiful views in gold country”

Reviewed Mar 31, 2015

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We dry camped in the Big Oak Campground of Glory Hole Recreation Area while visiting nearby Columbia State Historic Park (a gold rush town), Calaveras Big Tree State Park and Ironstone Vineyards in late March 2014. We also shopped and dined at nearby Murphys, an adorable nearby town. The views of the lake and rolling green hills cou... more

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A Quiet Week at New Melones Lake - WatsonsWander

April 30 – May 5 Just like last summer, we’ve decided the best travel plans are those that we make up as we go along. So far our only commitment for the near future is the Northwest String Sum...

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Life's Little Adventures: Glory Hole Recreation Area, Angels Camp, CA

  We headed out of Yosemite by 9:30 on Thursday morning with the threat of rain and/or snow looming overhead. Our new mifi device was waiting for us at the post office in the Mother Lode town of Sono...

Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • horseshoes
  • marina
  • picnic area
  • playground
  • recreation trail
  • swimming beach
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • ADA Accessible
  • recycle
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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