April 28-May 1, 2016 – Lake Pardee

Host: Jini Squire
Location: Lake Pardee

Registration is now OPEN!

WHAT: Traditional outing at Pardee Lake with mostly boondocking ($27/night) and 12 full hook ups ($37/night).

Additional costs for the weekend are $10 for a lone vehicle (if you’re day visiting or sharing a rig with someone, but arriving separately) and $5 for one or more pets.  This is a special deal for Freewheelers.  Normal rates are $10/day for extra vehicles and $5/pet/day.  Please register the information, you may pay at the gate if you prefer.

NOTE:  The refurbishment of the lower campground is behind schedule. The shower and restroom buildings at the lower campground will NOT be available to us.  There is a rest room at the marina.  The dump station is operational, and the upper campground hasn’t changed.  Wi-Fi is available, but is not free.

WHERE: Lake View Campground at Pardee Lake Recreation Area, 4900 Stoney Creek Rd, Ione CA 95642  http://www.pardeelakerecreation.com   Phone: Office: (209) 772-1472  Their website gives detailed driving directions from Sacramento, Stockton and Bay Area. We will send those of you who register tips on how to follow the directions in our final detail letter closer to the outing.

Pardee Lake Recreation Area is a clean, quiet place about 1 hour southeast of Sacramento. There is a huge lake for fishing, kayaking, with a boat launch ramp. Swimming, is not allowed as “body water contact is prohibited.”  There are lots of areas to walk or hike, a cafe with food for breakfast and lunch, a perfect place to come relax and enjoy. Weather can be variable at this time of the year. We’ve had mostly gorgeous days and one weekend when it was pretty cloudy and rainy. Pardee furnishes us with canopies no matter the weather.

Assignment of sites will be FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED, based on date of receipt of check and completed registration form. (Checks will be held and deposited after April 10th)  If you can only attend if you have full hookups, please make a notation to that effect on the registration form. We will keep a wait list in case of cancellations.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 10th, 2016. We will email you a notice that your registration has been received. Cancellations after April 18th will be charged first day of reservation.


11th Annual Wienie Roast at Pardee Lake



  • Friday noonish, group kayaking.
  • Friday early evening happy hour with campfire later weather permitting
  • Saturday Morning: potluck breakfast
  • Annual Washer Toss Tournament (please bring boards if you have them!)
  • Saturday Evening: Wienie Roast & potluck with “special/traditional” campfire
  • Sunday morning clean out your refrigerator breakfast potluck, or treat yourself to Sam’s breakfast or lunch at the café!


As we get closer to the event, those signed up will receive an email with suggestions for what to bring to the Wienie Roast and final details for the weekend. We need lots of firewood as we are under the stars and our fire goddess keeps it going for hours each night and sometimes even in the morning!!




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