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 episodi
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 one that is the subject of this listing (i.e., Non-Lakeside Tent Site #1) 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. 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.
- 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
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
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
In July 2020, it was named as THE #1 bass-fishing lake for all of North America for the decade!!
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
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
Natural features you'll find at Non-Lakeside Tent Site #1 in California.
There is a small beach from which kayaks and canoes may enter and exit the lake.
Known as the Bass Capital of the West, Clear Lake supports large populations of bass, crappie, bluegill, carp and catfish. Two-...Read more
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If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Really really friendly staff. And the nicest, cleanest bathrooms I've ever seen in a camp site, (or most places). They upgraded our tent camp site to the lakeside portion and the views over the lake are amazing. Also they have remodeled bus tiny homes and RV trailers for rent? Those sound like really fun places to stay too!
Non Lake Side is across the street from the lake, in an RV camp site.
Random long weekend boys trip
Place was nice and well kept. Easy set up and check in. Nearby area is chill and quiet. Some road noise but not unreasonable (we set up right along the road so it’s probably a little quieter at the more interior spots). Has kayaks and canoes you can borrow to go out on the lake. Bathrooms and showers were great. Super close to convenience and grocery stores if you need supplies (charcoal/wood/water/ice/booze/etc).
This little site was not at all what we were expecting. We have camped at many campgrounds before and I didn’t really know the difference when I booked a tent site at an RV park. They had a table and umbrella at the site for convenience and shade, which was great because we didn’t bring a table and it was HOT! The hosts were fantastic, the hole staff was friendly, responsive and really accommodating. The bathrooms were clean and the showers felt amazing! The lake was low and not ideal for swimming but they had canoes and kayaks to use for free as well as life jackets. Everyone we encountered (staff, long term residents, folks passing through) were all super friendly as well. When we woke up the 2nd day we did have TONS of ants on the outside of our tent (thankfully I put the marshmallows in the cooler) but there’s not much you can do about Mother Nature. As I mentioned, it was NOT what we were expecting but since it was my first time booking a site at an RV park I didn’t really know what to expect but the staff really made the difference!
Great clean spot, tent sites was a bit small for 2 tents each site. Amenities were great. If I had a boat or kayak definitely go back but for small kids the park next door was nice. But no sandy beach.
Down side is the algae and dead fish but that’s nothing the host can control.