Nestled on the banks of the Tuolumne River, this campground has 67 sites available (some are tent only, so be sure to double check when you are making your reservation). The campground, which has restrooms and showers, is set among shady pine groves and provides easy access to the river, as well as being a short walk away from the lake.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
111 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


Turlock Lake is a mecca for all things lake based. Needless to say, boating happens to be a big thing here! Invert Sports rents...Read more


Turlock Lake has some pretty decent fishing options for the angler inside of you. Whether you’re into fishing for bass, catfish...Read more


Turlock Lake is a great year-round spot for kayakers, especially those who double as anglers. Rainbow trout can be caught whil...Read more


Swimming is permitted in the lake (yay!). If you’re feeling like taking a dip, go check out “swim beach” and get wet!


Natural features you'll find at Turlock Lake Campground.

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November 18th, 2016

At this large, family friendly campground you'll pitch your tent right by the lake! We camped here this summer and the weather was so nice we didn't even use the top flap of our tent. When we woke up we walked down to the lake and picked fresh blackberries. The bathrooms also have electrical outlets.

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Turlock Lake State Recreation Area
United States
Phone Number
(209) 874-2056
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37.63° N, 120.581° W
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Tent Only: 19 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 35 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)
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Tent / Van: 57 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)

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