Amador, Calaveras, and San Joaquin counties Northern California

Lake Camanche Boating

Boating on Lake Camanche: Marinas, Launch Ramps, Docks, Boat Rentals

Lake Camanche Boating in a Nutshell

  • Water Skiing, Wake Boarding, Tubing: Lake Camanche has room for it all out in the main body of the lake.
  • Personal Watercraft, Patio Boats, Fishing Boats, Pleasure Cruisers:
  • Sailing, Kayaking, Canoeing - The upper part of the lake is reserved for quieter boating activities.

Lake Camanche Entry Fees

  • Car:   Oct. - Apr. $7.50,   May - Sept. $12,   after 3:00 PM on non-holiday weekends $7.50
  • Car and Boat:   Oct. - Apr. $13.50,   May - Sept. $16.50
  • Motor Bike: $7.50 off season, $12 high season,   Mini Bus or Van: (10-20 passengers) $18,   Bus: (21 or more passengers) $35,   Dog: $5
  • Fishing Access: $4
  • 5-Day and Annual Passes available
  • Hours: 5:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Quagga and Zebra Mussel Prevention Program

East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) conducts boat inspections prior to launching. This includes both a boat history and a physical inspection.
See EBMUD Quagga and Zebra Mussel Prevention Program.

Lake Camanche Marinas

North Shore and South Shore

The North Shore Marina is located on Camanche Road off Camanche Parkway North.
The South Shore Marina is on Pattison Road off Camanche Parkway South.
North Shore Marina: (209) 763-5166
South Shore Marina: (209) 763-5915
Website: Lake Camanche Recreation


  • Launch Ramps   8-lane Ramps, $6.50 Oct. - April; $9 May - Sept.
  • Slips:   Slips available to rent short term or annually; $22 per day for open slip, $28 - $35 for a covered slip
  • Mooring:   $14 per night, $80 per week
  • Facilities:   On-water Fueling docks, Store with bait & tackle, groceries, and camping supplies
  • Boat Rentals:

Lake Camanche Boat Rentals - 2013 Rates
Boat Features Half Day
Full Day
Half Day
Full Day
Half Day is 3-5 Hours, a Full Day is more than 5 Hours
Senior and Disabled Discounts: one-half the above rates on non-holiday weekdays only.
Fishing Motorboat $62 $85 $40 $50
Deluxe Fishing Boat 25 HP $90 $115 $60 $75
Patio Boat Seats 8 $135 $200 $90 $140
Patio Boat Seats 12 $155 $240 $100 $145
Deluxe Patio Boat
(North Shore Marina)
Seats 9 $220 $270 NA NA

Safety Equipment Rentals: Life Vest, Ski Vest or Seat Cushion - $3.50 per day + deposit
Boat Towing: $100 per hour (1 hour minimum)

Lake Camanche Boating Regulations

  • Hours of Operation: Personal Watercraft may only be operated between sunrise and sunset. All other boats may operate one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.
  • Speed Limit: Boats must observe a 5 MPH speed limit and create no wake within 200 feet of the shoreline, a fishing dock, marina, swim area, or any floating station
  • Above the Narrows: Reduced speed limit in the portion of the lake above the narrows; no waterskiing, wakeboarding, etc. No Personal Watercraft.
  • For a complete list of regulations, see
    EBMUD Watershed and Recreation Rules and Regulations

Boat Rental Companies


  • Rent boats from private owners in your area.
  • Ski boats from about $285 per day
  • Insurance included

Marine Services

Diablo Marine & Trailer
2411 West 10th Street
Antioch CA
(925) 754-0855

Diablo Marine & Trailer

Diablo Marine & Trailer logo

Delta Marine Services
401 N. San Jose St., Stockton, CA
(209) 463-0384

Delta Marine Services

Norcal Marine Services
5851 Alder Ave. Suite #A, Sacramento, CA
(916) 922-2622

Norcal Marine Services

Marine Service Center
3761 Recycle Rd., Unit A, Rancho Cordova, CA
(916) 638-7935

Marine Service Center

Larson Marine
1325 W. Fremont St., Stockton, CA
(209) 465-5801
11361 Folsom Blvd., Rancho Cordova, CA
(916) 635-8755

Larson Marine

West Marine
1810 Filed Ave. #3, Stockton, CA
(209) 464-2922


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