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), and episodi

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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 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.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Wifi available
Bins available
Laundry present
No picnic table
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: 83%

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 Non-Lakeside Tent Site #1 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

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Hipcamper Behzad

Random long weekend boys trip

Behzad M.
recommends this listing.
September 29th, 2021

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).

View of clear lake from our tent site, just across the street.
Hipcamper Michael
Response from Michael, the Host, on September 29th, 2021

Thank you for your kind review, Behzad. But you left out the most outstanding feature of our park: the magnificent views of the lake that exist from our shore-front location. [Of course there is also the cleanest air in the nation (as recognized multiple times for the American Lung association), the fact that our lake was just ranked #1 for bass-fishing lake in all of North America (for the decade!), the abundant bird life, the night skies, the campfires, etc. But we understand that it's difficult to keep track of how many awesome aspects there are to a visit to the Aurora RV Park, so you're forgiven.] It was a pleasure hosting you, and we very much look forward to your return. - Mike

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Hipcamper Janine

Friendly staff!

Janine G.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
September 6th, 2021

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!

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Hipcamper Davy
Davy C.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
May 31st, 2021

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.

Hipcamper Britney
Britney B.
recommends this listing.
April 11th, 2021

Great service. Amazing views. The site was clean and exceeded expectations

Hipcamper Michael
Response from Michael, the Host, on April 11th, 2021

Thanks for your complimentary review, Britney. It was a pleasure hosting you, and we hope to experience that pleasure again in the near future. All the best. - Mike (owner)

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Hipcamper Dante
Dante R.
recommends this listing.
October 12th, 2020

After an initial confusion, Michael was very accommodating and made sure we had everything we needed. He truly cared about us.

Property
Free Kayaks and Scenic Heaven
State
California
Country
United States
$41/night
1 Site