April 30 – May 4, 2020 – Lake Pardee Recreation – Ione, CA

Host:  Celia Buckley
Location:  Pardee Lake Recreation – 4900 Stoney Creek Rd., Ione, CA 95640
Phone: 209-772-1472


Registration is now open – click here

Pardee Lake Campground has been scheduled beginning Thursday 4/30 through Sunday 5/4. Pardee is a favorite outdoor camp for FreeWheelers with all sites being grassy and a mixture of sun and shade from oaks. Our “clubhouse” is outside under pop up tents with picnic tables. Agenda includes a Friday night 6 pm “meet and greet” potluck dinner, Saturday night weiner roast potluck with bonfire s’mores, and 9 am breakfasts on Saturday & Sunday morning.  Bring your own wiener or sausage with a roasting fork and a side dish to share. Buns & condiments will be provided. Pardee Lake is only one hour out of Sacramento. The lake is a great place to kayak with visible osprey nests visible. No swimming or “water body contact” is allowed.

There are 12 full hook up sites and up to 20 “boondock” RV sites. RV sites are $40 each night and grassy sites are $25 per night. Each reserved site requires a $10.50 reservation fee plus a $2 fee. You have until March 30th to book your site. RV sites will go fast and will be available on a first come, first booked basis.  All sites can be cancelled after booking, but the $10.50 reservation fee cannot be refunded after April 27th. All initial reservations go through me. After you have a reserved site and want to extend your stay, you will contact the park directly, but must contact me for any cancellations.

More information: From fishing to hiking, Pardee Recreation Area offers an abundance of activities to keep even the most active groups busy over a long weekend. Over 100 campsites, each with a fire pit and picnic table, are located within the park, interspersed with incredible oak trees that provide plenty of shade for the sites. Two swimming pools, several day use areas, boat rentals, fishing and breathtaking hiking trails make this park full of adventure and areas to explore. The park is also home to several friends including wild turkeys, deer and various fish species. To fuel visitors’ adventures, the Lake Pardee Cafe offers tasty breakfast and lunch options and the best 50/50 Freeze you’ll find.

Full Hookup sites fees are: Thursday  $40, Friday $41, Saturday $41, Sunday $40
Dry Camping site fees are:  Thursday $25, Friday $26, Saturday $26, Sunday $25
Add $10.50 reservation fee to each reservation.

There is a $5.00 per pet fee per reservation, not per day, payable to the park directly when you arrive.

Date money is due • Must receive money to confirm reservation

Campground Policies: Pet $5 per pet once, not per night

Deadline for registration is April 15, 2020

For Questions, use this form to contact the hosts: