Hipcamp host Michael N.
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We are an RV park with camping sites located right on the north shore of California's largest freshwater lake (Clear Lake). Boasting nearly 800' of shoreline, we have some of the most incredible views of nature's beauty, with a dormant volcano, phenomenal bird life (such as grebes, coots, ducks, pelicans, egrets, geese, swans, osprey, and occasional bald eagles

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We are an RV park with camping sites located right on the north shore of California's largest freshwater lake (Clear Lake). Boasting nearly 800' of shoreline, we have some of the most incredible views of nature's beauty, with a dormant volcano, phenomenal bird life (such as grebes, coots, ducks, pelicans, egrets, geese, swans, osprey, and occasional bald eagles), and episodic mammalian visitors as well (e.g., otters, deer and opossum). 

Clear Lake is world-renowned for fishing, and now - since July 2020 - holds the title of THE #1 bass-fishing lake in all of North America FOR THE PAST DECADE!!! Lake County has also been rated #1 (multiple times) by the American Lung Association in terms of being the county with the lowest particulate matter in the entire United States. Thus, we have incredibly clean air ... wait until you see our night skies! 

In terms of technology, we provide free WiFi access throughout our park so that our guests can take full advantage of their time with us. Also offered totally free is the use of our canoes, kayaks and paddle boats. Except for our spectacular views, that is probably the perk our guests rave about the most.  

Our restrooms (with two spacious hot showers in each) are newly remodeled, and likely to be THE nicest you have ever seen in a campground or RV park. 

For campers, we also have a "club room" with games, sofas, a prep sink, a refrigerator, a microwave oven a coffee-maker, etc. Fire pits are plentiful, and we will even (safely) set up one specially for you if necessary. In short, we offer a gorgeous location with full amenities and a great value. We hope you give us a try so that you can do as our website suggests: "EnjoyOurPark."

TENT SITE CATEGORIES: 

We are the Aurora RV Park, originally built with a focus on serving guests traveling in their own recreational vehicles. Each site has a municipal water connection, a municipal sewer connection, and electricity (with 15, 30 and 50 amp service). With our location on the north end of California's largest lake (Clear Lake), we have added camping sites (as well as our own travel trailers and converted airport shuttle buses, which we rent out as well).  

With a generally very quiet road that divides our park into a "North Campus" and a "South Campus," our camping sites come in categories that are based on that division. Those camping in the North Campus are situated in unused RV sites. As one can imagine, these sites are plenty large enough for a car and a tent, and the campers have direct access to the site's water and electricity, as well as the park's high-speed Internet (which is accessible throughout the park.) These North Campus sites come in two sub-categories: "Non-lakeside" camp sites (such as the site that this listing is about) and a "Lake View" camp site. The latter is a bit more spacious and (as the name implies) has better views of the lake, which is right across that quiet road. Although most people enjoy that site (and often specifically request it), some have preferred other sites since it is next to the road (albeit separated by a wrought iron fence). 

At the South Campus is the other main category of tent sites: our "Lakeside" tent sites, such as the one that is the subject of this listing (i.e., "Lakeside Tent Site B"). These are not RV sites. Rather, they are situated in a separate area that is right on the water. We generally have two 8-person tents already set up there, and - because of their location - these sites are our most desirable. In addition to offering extraordinary views of the lake whenever you step out of your tent, this camping area is also adjacent to our activities room (with its prep sink, large refrigerator, microwave oven, etc.), is maybe 30 feet from our small beach area (where the canoes and kayaks are situated and launched), and is on the other side of the building that houses the park's very impressive restrooms. As one can imagine, these sites are the most in demand, so we recommend that you book early if you wish to stay at one of these. [Please note that we can rent the entire lakefront camping area to those (especially in larger parties) who desire that option.]

Please note also that the lake, laundry, rest rooms, canoe & kayaks, fish tank, etc., are all at the South Campus, and will take generally 40-60 seconds to reach from the North Campus sites. Fire pits and barbecues are on both sides of the road.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Laundry present
Have a question? Send Michael a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 60%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating

We have a boat ramp, as does the county park next door. (They have a dock, but we do not.) There are a variety of areas where g...Read more

Fishing

In July 2020, it was named as THE #1 bass-fishing lake for all of North America for the decade!!

Paddling

Kayaks and canoes are provided free of charge to guests, as are life vests. We encourage our campers to go out on the lake, esp...Read more

Wildlife watching

There is a diverse and interesting community of wildlife to be seen and heard around and upon the lake - mobs of beautiful whit...Read more

Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding
Wind sports
Off-roading (OHV)
Swimming

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Lakeside Tent Site B in California.

Beach

There is a small beach from which kayaks and canoes may enter and exit the lake.

Lake

Known as the Bass Capital of the West, Clear Lake supports large populations of bass, crappie, bluegill, carp and catfish. Two-...Read more

The vibe at Lakeside Tent Site B

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Hipcamper Jennie

Nice lakeside campsite

Jennie B.
recommends this listing.
September 2nd, 2020

It’s a beautiful facility right on the lake and very clean amenities. Unfortunately the air was really bad from local fires when I stayed so I didn’t get to enjoy the complimentary canoes and kayaks but would love to return so that I can.

Hipcamper Russell
Russell L.
recommends this listing.
October 21st, 2020

Michael is an incredibly welcoming guy and is super knowledgeable about Clear Lake -- shoot him a message asking about the ecosystem about the lake! This Lakeside option is nice and is slightly closer to the kayaks and canoes but you are sharing the campsite with another party and it's not as big as the Lakeview option. Otherwise, if you don't mind, book with Michael and have a blast kayaking your spirits away.

Hipcamper Daniel H.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
September 30th, 2020
Property
Free Kayaks and Scenic Heaven
State
California
Country
United States
$46/night
1 Site

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