Pardee Reservoir Recreation Area

Utility Owned Recreation Facility

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4900 Stoney Creek Rd. Ione, CA 95640 209-772-1472 Official Website

GPS: 38.2808, -120.8698

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Overview of Pardee Reservoir Recreation Area

Weekly Rate Yes

Monthly Rate Yes

Number of Sites 180

Reservations yes

Open Seasonally February through November

Elevation 623 ft / 189 m

Tent Camping Yes

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Ratings Summary

Overall Rating
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Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

Cell Phone Coverage

Verizon Voice Only
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 9/11/2017
AT&T 3G
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 6/27/2020
Sprint 3G
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 6/27/2020
1 review
“Can’t swim in lake, hot, brushy trees”

Reviewed 6/27/2020

Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 101
Overall Rating

The lake is for drinking water for SF Bay Area, so no swimming. They allow boats but in the horrible summer heat, why go. I hear fishing is okay. We had to stay in the camper with the air conditioner on because so hot even at night. The trees are scrubby, not shade type. The place had many trash cans and was clean. Maybe okay between Oct- April.

Don't miss entrance or you are stuck on a windy mountainous rd.

Access
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Cleanliness
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AT&T 3G
Sprint 3G

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MLD
Portland, OR 24' Sprinter / Winnebago ERA 170a
21 reviews
“Little Privacy, Nice for Fishing”

Reviewed 9/11/2017

Nightly rate: $43
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 106
Overall Rating

We stayed here for two days as a respite spot on our way down to Yosemite. It was 110 degrees while we were there, so the conditions were not idea. We had hoped to rent a pontoon boat, but decided the pool was a better option.

There are a few things to know about this campground that might turn some folks off:

  1. There is no swimming in the lake. It is a no body contact reservoir.
  2. They do not allow out of state boats on the lake, not even inflatable rafts fresh out of the box.
  3. The sites are not particularly level, nor are they very private. Our site felt like the meeting of three sites. You kind of had to talk to people, but at least the people were nice.
  4. There is a cafe, according to the website, but it was "closed for the season" when we were there Labor Day weekend. It was hot and smokey, so maybe the season is, technically, fall and spring.

There area also a few things to be said for this campground:

  1. There are two swimming pools, both small, but with a nice picnic area adjacent.
  2. They stock the lack with fish more often than I have ever seen at any lake in Oregon, and I think catching one's limit would happen quickly.
  3. They do rent boats, both pontoon boats and outboard rowboats, but we found the marina hard to reach and heard from a couple at the pool that they "overbook" boats, so having a reservation is not a guarantee.
  4. It is a very pretty area. If you like rolling grasslands with oaks and wild turkeys, it's quite scenic.
Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
Verizon Voice Only

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Amenities

Hookups
  • 50 Amp
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • sewer
  • Full Hookups
Recreation
  • boat ramp
  • boat rental
  • fishing
  • swimming pool: onsite
  • water access
Site Amenities
  • picnic table
Facilities
  • dump station
  • ADA Accessible
  • laundry
  • recycle
  • restaurant
  • restrooms: onsite
  • rv storage
  • showers
  • swimming pool: onsite
  • trash
Pets
  • pets

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